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Old 03-27-2008, 11:11 PM
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Default EDGE network speed doubled (by Nokia)

Nokia Siemens Networks announced today that they have successfully
doubled the speed of EDGE (to 592 kbps) using a software-based solution
that is feasible for existing networks.

Expected in the third quarter of 2008, Nokia will follow up with EGPRS
2, offering 1.2 Mbps and uploads reaching 473 kbps.

It's not the fastest tech on th block by any means, but it's potentially
very good news to a slew of iPhone owners, as well as any manufacturer
who'd like to compromise a bit of speed in the interest of battery life.

http://gizmodo.com/372868/edge-doubles-its-speed

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Old 03-28-2008, 01:27 AM
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On Mar 27, 6:11 pm, iPhone News <inva...@nospam.net> wrote:
> Nokia Siemens Networks announced today that they have successfully
> doubled the speed of EDGE (to 592 kbps) using a software-based solution
> that is feasible for existing networks.
>
> Expected in the third quarter of 2008, Nokia will follow up with EGPRS
> 2, offering 1.2 Mbps and uploads reaching 473 kbps.
>
> It's not the fastest tech on th block by any means, but it's potentially
> very good news to a slew of iPhone owners, as well as any manufacturer
> who'd like to compromise a bit of speed in the interest of battery life.
>
> http://gizmodo.com/372868/edge-doubles-its-speed


Nokia Siemens Networks
New Tech Speeds Up Pokey EDGE Networks
http://blog.wired.com/business/2008/...ch-speeds.html


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Old 03-28-2008, 01:59 AM
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"4phun" <vic.healey@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:dc07b485-bd5e-4b4b-9031-fa77ded46f71@f63g2000hsf.googlegroups.com...
> On Mar 27, 6:11 pm, iPhone News <inva...@nospam.net> wrote:
>> Nokia Siemens Networks announced today that they have successfully
>> doubled the speed of EDGE (to 592 kbps) using a software-based solution
>> that is feasible for existing networks.
>>
>> Expected in the third quarter of 2008, Nokia will follow up with EGPRS
>> 2, offering 1.2 Mbps and uploads reaching 473 kbps.
>>
>> It's not the fastest tech on th block by any means, but it's potentially
>> very good news to a slew of iPhone owners, as well as any manufacturer
>> who'd like to compromise a bit of speed in the interest of battery life.
>>
>> http://gizmodo.com/372868/edge-doubles-its-speed

>
> Nokia Siemens Networks
> New Tech Speeds Up Pokey EDGE Networks
> http://blog.wired.com/business/2008/...ch-speeds.html
>


I don't think AT&T will upgrade to this. Why would they ? They will just
want you to upgrade to 3G with another 2yr contract. And if they do you can
bet the price is going to be higher then 20.00 iPhone users are paying now.
Nothing is Free!


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Old 03-28-2008, 05:37 AM
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Default Re: EDGE network speed doubled (by Nokia)

On 2008-03-27, iPhone News <invalid@nospam.net> wrote:
> Nokia Siemens Networks announced today that they have successfully
> doubled the speed of EDGE (to 592 kbps) using a software-based solution
> that is feasible for existing networks.
>
> Expected in the third quarter of 2008, Nokia will follow up with EGPRS
> 2, offering 1.2 Mbps and uploads reaching 473 kbps.
>
> It's not the fastest tech on th block by any means, but it's potentially
> very good news to a slew of iPhone owners, as well as any manufacturer
> who'd like to compromise a bit of speed in the interest of battery life.
>
> http://gizmodo.com/372868/edge-doubles-its-speed


I'm not sure how this is good news for existing iPhone users since,
while dual carrier EDGE might just be a software upgrade for Nokia
Siemens Networks base stations, it seems almost certain to require a
hardware upgrade for handsets.

I'm also not sure about the battery life thing either. 3G phones
have traditionally required a lot of power for the chips doing
baseband processing, but the power cost of this is coming down
quick to the point where it isn't a big deal any more. EDGE phones,
on the other hand, have hideously inefficient power amplifiers,
this doesn't seem to be getting better fast, and I've got a feeling
that doubling the number of EDGE carriers the phone is transmitting
can only make this worse.

Dennis Ferguson

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