What is 2.75G or EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution)? - Explained

What is 2.75G or EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution)? - Explained

Nokia X2, 2.75G or EDGE technology enabled handset.

With the origin of digital transmission and receiving with the second generation mobile networks or 2G, there were many advancements done and GPRS or general packet radio service came live to cater data transmission apart from voice but to send and receive images and video clips and multimedia related files via the mobile cellular network.


What is 2.75G?

Evolution to become 3rd Generation cellular networks or 3G, the 2.75G or EDGE network is brought to live. EDGE stands for Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution also known Enhanced GPRS or EGPRS.


Technology

EDGE or the EGPRS has used two methods of transmission techniques. Gaussian minimum-shift keying or GMSK and higher order PSK/8 phase shift keying or 8PSK.


Advantages

EDGE or 2.75G technology enabled, reduced latency and downlink dual carrier and higher modulation schemes to perform better. At the moment in many countries, EDGE is still using as an backup technology.