This document intends to give an overview of the package-based EDGE solution fromEricsson. Detailed descriptions of involved products/nodes for the EDGE solution isfound in the Product Information for corresponding products.Features and functionality for GPRS is a prerequisite for the EDGE solution and is notcovered by this document.GSM EDGE, Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution, was the evolution of GSM, & GPRSwhich used 8PSK modulation to achieve data transfer rates up to 384 kbps.EDGE is an evolution to the GSM mobile cellular phone system. The name EDGEstands for Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution and it enables data to be sent over aGSM TDMA system at speeds up to 384 kbps. In some instances GSM EDGE evolutionsystems may also be known as EGPRS, or Enhanced General Packet Radio Servicesystems. Although strictly speaking a "2.5G" system, the GSM EDGE cellular technologyis capable of providing data rates that are a distinct increase on those that could besupported by GPRS.EDGE evolution is intended to build on the enhancements provided by the additionof GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) where packet switching is applied to a network.It then enables a three-fold increase in the speed at which data can be transferred byadopting a new form of modulation. GSM uses a form of modulation known asGaussian Minimum Shift Keying (GMSK), but EDGE evolution changes the modulationto 8PSK and thereby enabling a significant increase in data rate to be achieved.