[maemo-users] oh 3g, 3g, wherefore art thou 3g

From: Lasse Latva llatva at iki.fi
Date: Mon Feb 28 18:37:41 EET 2011

On Mon, 28 Feb 2011, Alejandro López wrote:
>> Momento que soy lento (Homer, Latam edition)
>> EGSM 1900 is not the 3g 1900MHZ of Personal Carrier?
> As far as I understand. EGSM means "Extended GSM" and is what you see as 2.5g.

Sorry that I post into a thread that is going littlebit off-topic, but...

E-GSM is actually extension to the GSM frequency range, please see e.g.


So it doesn't increase the nominal user data rates but gives operators
more channels to expand their GSM network. AFAIK, "2.5G" usually refers 
to GSM/EDGE (EGPRS) services: better than 2G (GPRS) but less than 3G.

Best regards,

   Lasse Latva
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