Well, that's a little too dismissive. EDGE technology was first developped in Europe over four years ago. There are presently well over 200 EDGE networks operating in over 100 countries. In terms of data transfer speeds, it's a small stepping stone to better things. Nothing to write a song and dance about, but it's "free" and count on an actual 100-130kbps transfer speed over about 40kbps actual for GPRS.
Originally Posted by lush242000
For a small, and relatively inexpensive upgrade, (from GPRS to EDGE) carriers running EDGE can provide up to three times the data capacity of GPRS, and can handle three times more subscribers than GPRS - triple their data rate per subscriber, or add extra capacity to their voice communications.