Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Not quite 2G, not quite 3G: Orange fills U.K.. speed gaps reports that Orange is rolling out the U.K.'s first EDGE network to help fill in the gaps "for mobile users outside of 3G areas." According to Orange, "the new network, which promises speeds between 100 and 200Kbps, is already live in 300 network sites and will be up and running in 1,500 by the year's end."

Rachel Lashford at Canalys said, "Orange certainly focused on the enterprise and that's something they want to encourage. We're seeing many of these devices bought in by individuals; they're early adopters that want access to their data. I think we'll see more of enterprises purchasing and using [EDGE] devices."