Cingular announces EDGE Wireless WAN service

Feb 21 2005 - 11:37 AM ET | Cingular, Data
Cingular today announced an EDGE-powered Wirless Wide Area Network back-up data service aimed at businesses. bq. Customers can configure their local area networks so that the Wireless WAN Connectivity Service automatically activates should the wireline connection be interrupted, thus achieving the truly diverse network architecture that ensures critical applications keep running. The Wireless WAN Connectivity service uses Digi's Connect WAN GSM wireless gateway. Since EDGE transfer speeds average just a little faster than dial-up, most customers will not want to use it outside of emergency situations.