Sponsored By

Nortel Ships to Cingular

Nortel Networks has shipped its first commercial EDGE radio and base station equipment to Cingular Wireless

July 11, 2002

1 Min Read

DALLAS -- Nortel Networks* [NYSE/TSX: NT] has shipped its first commercial EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution) radio and base station equipment to Cingular Wireless, the second largest wireless carrier in the nation. Cingular plans to deploy Nortel Networks EDGE solution in several markets – including North Carolina, South Carolina, coastal Georgia, eastern Tennessee and Puerto Rico – as part of an agreement between Nortel Networks and Cingular Wireless announced in March 2002. Nortel Networks EDGE technology will position Cingular to provide additional network capacity, and to make advanced wireless data services available to its growing subscriber base. EDGE is designed to deliver third generation (3G) packet data – up to three times faster than currently available with GPRS – for Web browsing, streaming audio and video, multimedia messaging, location-based services, m-commerce, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and other wireless services. "In a continually evolving wireless environment, it is critical to offer customers the most advanced data and voice communications services available," said Bill Clift, chief technology officer, Cingular Wireless. "Our relationship with Nortel Networks positions Cingular to provide these services." Nortel Networks Corp.Cingular Wireless

Subscribe and receive the latest news from the industry.
Join 62,000+ members. Yes it's completely free.

You May Also Like