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VoiceStream Wireless gets an EDGE

VoiceStream Wireless is buying more than $300 million in cell phone network equipment gear from Nokia, the two companies announced Tuesday. Nokia will supply VoiceStream with base stations, a crucial element of a cellular network, that uses a next-generation phone standard called EDGE (enhanced data rates for GSM environments). The three-year agreement will help Voicestream expand its high-speed network into areas including Ohio and Arkansas, according to VoiceStream. The company said deliveries of the equipment are to begin immediately.

VoiceStream Wireless is buying more than $300 million in cell phone network equipment gear from Nokia, the two companies announced Tuesday. Nokia will supply VoiceStream with base stations, a crucial element of a cellular network, that uses a next-generation phone standard called EDGE (enhanced data rates for GSM environments).

The three-year agreement will help Voicestream expand its high-speed network into areas including Ohio and Arkansas, according to VoiceStream. The company said deliveries of the equipment are to begin immediately.