Evolved EDGE: RED, HOT and HUGE

I’ve already reported back in November 2006 that a number of companies in 3GPP are seeking to once again increase the data rates for GPRS beyond what is available with EDGE today. The feature is commonly called evolved-EDGE. At this point in time there seem to be a number of working groups inside 3GPP dealing with the nitty gritty details and they’ve called themselves RED-HOT and HUGE.  Here’s what the abbreviations stand for:

  • RED-HOT: REduced Symbol Duration – higher Order modulation and Turbo coding
  • HUGE: Higher order Uplink performance for GERAN Evolution

Totally obvious… Here’s more on the 3GPP server.