Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 0
<<And some of the same people that claim 1x is indeed 3G also contend that EDGE is still 2.5G or even worse, "vaporware".

Certainly GPRS and EDGE are steps on the road to 3G. They both rely on multiple cells connecting with a single 2.5G phone. Each cell contributes a portion of the bandwidth that the TDMA system needs to reach high data rates. The biggest difference between GPRS and EDGE appears to be the number of cell sites that must be simaltaneously connected to a single phone.

Up to 18 cells must connect to each 2.5G phone to reach the theoretical maximum data rate that EDGE is promising.

I would not call this "vaporware". However, I have difficulty believing that each and every 2.5G phone operating in a TDMA environment will find that many simaltaneous connections.

GSM, GPRS, and EDGE are still TDMA.
Print the post  


When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.