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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "EDGE"?

EDGE is a data system used on top of GSM networks that provides faster data speeds than GPRS, the technology it makes obsolete. It has a theoretical maximum downlink data rate of nearly 475Kbps, which qualifies it as a 3G technology based on ITU guidelines, even if typical implementations are configured for non-3G speeds. Generally, it is referred to as 2.75G.

Also known as: "Enhanced Data for Global Evolution"

See Also: GSM, GPRS, downlink, 3G, ITU, 2.75G

Referred to by: 2.75G, 3G, CSD, EDGE Evolution, HSCSD

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