Updated August 13, 2003
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Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
Operators have successfully deployed GPRS globally. Now operators are preparing to launch a new radio technology for GPRS called Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution. EDGE promises to triple data rates and double network capacity. The purpose of this meeting is to present and discuss details of the technology, including deployment status, device availability and supported applications. Questions targeted for the meeting include:
The meeting will be over two days, with a workshop on the first day, and a meeting the second day.
August 19 - Workshop (hosted by Intel).
We will be holding an interoperability workshop that emphasizes end-to-end application deployment over EDGE. This workshop is open to vendors of devices, infrastructure software, platforms and wireless applications. This workshop will be an excellent opportunity for any organization interested in EDGE to obtain hands-on experience. There are no particular requirements for being able to participate in this workshop.
Note that participants can choose to conduct testing privately, and we only publish testing results that are not considered sensitive. The purpose of the workshop is for companies to confirm operation or identify issues that they can individually resolve. We will not publicly expose specific problems. However, if there are general issues that apply to a technology or the industry overall, then we will raise the appropriate awareness. Ron Smith of Intel, chair of the PCCA Wireless Workshop Task Force, will be coordinating the workshop.
8:00 to 9:00 - Room open, preconfiguration of hardware
9:00 to 9:30 - Kickoff meeting
12:00 to 1:00 - Lunch served (courtesy of Intel)
4:00 to 5:00 - debriefing
August 20 - Meeting.
This meeting will summarize testing results from the workshop, and will consist of presentations on EDGE technology, including capabilities, integration with other networks, applications consideration and deployment.
Meeting time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The preliminary agenda is as follows.
The workshop and meeting will be held at the Indianapolis Marriott North, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Indianapolis Marriott North
River Crossing Parkway
Group name: PCCA
Group rate: $149 plus tax
Room block available until August 11, 2003
Transportation: Carey Limousine Service, 1-317-240-6124, see booth at ground transportation area.
The registration deadline is one week prior to the meeting.
If you are interested in attending this meeting, please register by sending e-mail to:
Please include your name, company name, e-mail address and phone number and indicate whether you are attending the workshop, meeting or both. Non-member organizations that have not attended a prior PCCA meeting, interested in the topic and wishing to learn about the PCCA, may attend for a fee of $350 per person. This fee can be applied towards membership. For others, please contact us for arrangements.
This fee is waived for companies invited to present.
The following information is for people presenting at this PCCA meeting:
should be on industry issues and proposed solutions versus selling your product.
the wireless industry, including carriers, infrastructure vendors, device vendors,
software vendors and computer vendors.