Siemens debuts the world’s smallest EDGE base station

Nov 15, 2005

With the new nanoEDGE base stations from Siemens Communications, it is now possible for the first time to provide full wireless coverage with EDGE technology even in what used to be shadowed areas inside buildings, for example, such as in basements or underground parking garages. These compact base stations offer any number of advantages: In addition to being easy to install, they can also be configured, operated, maintained and powered from the IP network.

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution) technology offers high data rates of up to 384 kbit per second in GSM networks. In the years to come, EDGE technology will continue to play a major role, in addition to W-CDMA. Because thanks to EDGE, mobile providers who do not possess a W-CDMA license can nevertheless offer their customers fast mobile data connections.

“EDGE enables our customers to further broaden their data-intensive services and generate new revenues through higher data traffic,” said Christoph Caselitz, the President of the Mobile Networks Division at Siemens Communications. The demand is strong: There are already more than 150 end-user devices for EDGE on the market today.

Siemens Communications has equipped the mobile communication networks of over 20 customers worldwide with EDGE technology, including networks in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam in Asia and in Italy or the Czech Republic in Europe.

Explore further: Amazon to offer free same-day delivery to Prime members

Related Stories

Supercomputers a hidden power center of Silicon Valley

May 21, 2015

Silicon Valley is famed for spawning the desktop, mobile and cloud computing revolutions. What is less well known is that it's one of the nerve centers for building the world's fastest number-crunchers.

Explaining 5G wireless technology

Apr 02, 2015

If you take a stroll outside today, you'll see a lot of people with mobile phones, phablets or tablets in their hands making calls, using the internet to catch up on the news, watch videos, or interacting ...

Recommended for you

Cheetah robot lands the running jump (w/ Video)

1 hour ago

In a leap for robot development, the MIT researchers who built a robotic cheetah have now trained it to see and jump over hurdles as it runs—making this the first four-legged robot to run and jump over ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.