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O2's GPRS network gets a speed boost, EDGE-style


We all can remember a time when our mobile Internet experience consisted of the painful trickling bytes that only GPRS can deliver. It would seem O2's trying to turn German's frowns upside down by broadening its EDGE footprint with 700 GPRS sites getting a speed bump from a measly 53kbps to a more pleasant 236kbps. A further 4500 sites are green lighted for upgrade and that can be expected before the end of the year. O2 has also noted that 75 percent of its UMTS network has already been upgraded to 3.6Mbit HSDPA and they are working to roll out HSUPA in 2009.

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