MOLDCELL OFFERS NEW SERVICE IN MOLDOVA01.07.2005
Chisinau. MOLDCELL has become the first mobile telephony operator to introduce a new technology in Moldova - EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution).
Its subscribers are already using the EDGE - the most advanced and rapid mobile data transfer technology in Moldova. They can monitor EDGE evolution anytime by activating CELL INFO in their mobile phones.
When GPRS/EDGE inscription appears on the screen, it means the subscriber is located in the EDGE covered area. Any Moldcell subscriber that has an EDGE enabled phone with respective settings can benefit from this service.
Two weeks ago, Moldcell announced that the EDGE technology would be implemented in three stages. The first consists in covering the entire Chisinau city area. This week, Moldcell announced EDGE launching in Straseni town, covering the entire city center. In a matter of several days thereof, the EDGE coverage will expand to Balti and Orhei.
The EDGE Technology is an addition platform to GPRS and it can be launched after GPRS implementation only. Sometimes EDGE is called as Accelerated GPRS. Current EDGE configuration of Moldcell network is supporting speed up to 236 KB per second, which is 3 times faster than GPRS. EDGE can also be viewed as a transition technology to 3G (the third generation).