Why Wait?, by Harriet Meyers
Wireless operators have billions of dollars invested in their
networks, and, for the moment, limited bandwidth. More bandwidth
is coming with the advent of 3G but better coverage and capacity
are needed now. What techniques and technologies are on offer
to help operators satisfy the demands of the markets of today
in the run-up to the brave new world of tomorrow?
Fast Learners And Slow Developers, by Maurie
The star cdmaOne markets have been performing well of late-in
fact, for Japan, Korea and Australia, the success of the standard
has brought one or two unexpected problems. For supporters
of cdmaOne in China, however, such problems would be welcome.
Cooking Up Content, by Tammy Parker
Making a palatable potion of wireless Internet-based content
and applications isn't easy, as players seeking the recipe
for success are quickly finding out. But by using key ingredients
like value chain integration and outside partnerships they
are beginning to cook up a concoction of services that promise
strong end user demand and healthy revenue streams.
A Tale Of Three Standards, by Francis MacDermot
It has a strong presence in five of the seven largest economies
and is the apparent technology of choice of the two biggest
regional operators. cdmaOne should be sitting pretty in Latin
America. But the standard still faces formidable challenges
from TDMA and GSM.
Handset Demand Hots Up, by Maxine Carter-Lome
and Bob Chapin, Wireless Marcom, L.L.C.
North America comes under the spotlight in our news feature
this issue, firstly in a look at the cdmaOne handset market
which is hotting up as new players make a splash and established
names redouble their efforts to meet growing demand.
3G Debuts With 1X, by Perry M. LaForge Executive
Director, CDMA Development Group
CDMA is preparing to take a giant step along its development
path with the introduction of the world's first third generation
(3G) services later this year using IMT-2000 CDMA Multi-Carrier
1X technology (1X). This technology has been called many names
in its development history - CDMA2000 phase 1, 1XRTT, 3G CDMA
1X - but regardless of the naming convention applied, it is
the same set of advanced capabilities that promise to introduce
the world to 3G in commercial form.