Some confusion still surrounds the future role of EDGE technology in the wireless industry. Northstream clarifies the issue in this white paper by outlining three EDGE usage scenarios and evaluating their potential to trigger the market take up of EDGE. We conclude that EDGE can offer attractive cost savings when used in combination with WCDMA in a 3G service launch. This scenario, applicable to many GSM operators with IMT-2000 spectrum, could be useful enough to make EDGE a widely used mainstream component in general GSM products.

For more information on EDGE or updated white papers, visit Northstream’s Web site.