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Shortcut to mobile broadband

In countries with limited access to fixed networks, where demand for broadband is strong and the mobile phone is the most affordable way to access the internet, there is a solution that presents subscribers with a great opportunity.

Ericsson's EDGE Evolution is a shortcut to mobile broadband that adds 3G capabilities to GSM networks, significantly reduces delays and can increase data speeds by up to 300%. A potential market of 4 billion GSM users could soon enjoy internet browsing, access to social networks, and other multimedia content via their mobile phones.

EDGE Evolution also makes a difference for users who already have access to mobile broadband services. With improved speed and overall data performance, the existing GSM network can complement and smooth out patchy 3G coverage. The software is now being activated and evaluated in several European and Asian operators’ live networks. (BBJ Online)