The EDGE Operators' Forum provided a unique opportunity for interaction between operators and vendors deploying or planning for EDGE as part of their 3G service strategies for evolving 2G wireless systems, based on the global GSM platform.
|Twelve meetings were held:
|Meeting # 12||November 19, 2003 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Meeting # 11||November 4, 2003 in Bangkok, Thailand|
|Meeting # 10||September 4, 2003 in Rome, Italy|
|Meeting # 9||March 17, 2003 in New Orleans, USA|
|Meeting # 8||February 18, 2003 in Cannes, France|
|Meeting # 7||December 3, 2002 in SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil|
|Meeting # 6||September 16, 2002 in Singapore|
|Meeting # 5||June 19, 2002 in Singapore|
|Meeting # 4||April 15, 2002 in Rome, Italy|
|Meeting # 3||March 17, 2002 in Orlando, Florida|
|Meeting # 2||February 19, 2002 in Cannes, France|
|Meeting # 1||December 6, 2001 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
With the widespread acceptance and deployment of GSM/EDGE globally, and EDGE functionality now virtually standard in most new GSM data phones, the EDGE Operators' Forum held its final meeting in November 2003.
In 2004 GSA launched the GSA Evolution Forum to continue the enhanced information exchange, networking and dialogue to assist the evolution to next generation mobile multimedia services using the GSM platform. This unique program builds on the successful and influential EDGE Operators' Forum and focuses on the business drivers, technology issues and the user experience concerning the evolution to full mobility 3G services using GSM/EDGE, and WCDMA-HSPA. The GSA Evolution Forum is targeted for GSM/3G network operators and GSA member companies and is supported by the leading manufacturers in GSA including Ericsson, Nokia, and Siemens. More information at http://www.gsacom.com/gsm_3g/gef.php4