A Direct Path To 3G
by Perry LaForge,
Executive Director, CDMA Development Group
And possibly even to market leadership. The advantages
of the CDMA2000 evolutionary path extend well beyond what
it can offer cdmaOne operators. It is an internet-, data-
and spectrum-friendly, IMT-2000-compliant standard every operator
Generation 1X, by Mike
With the recently announced delays to the launch of WCDMA
networks, CDMA2000 may be given a further boost. Korean operators
are already leading the way with 1XRTT services but it looks
like it might not be long before others in Asia and North
America catch up.
X Marks The Spot, by Tammy Parker
1x that is, which will be making its mark in North America
with roll-outs planned for late 2001 and throughout 2002.
The cdmaOne To Watch, by Tammy Parker
It looks as though there may be trouble ahead for would-be
WCDMA operators as they struggle to roll out and pay for the
next generation of mobile technologies. Meanwhile, the cdmaOne
operator community seems to be enjoying a relatively smooth
transition to 3G. But is it all as problem-free as it looks?
Set Menus, by Ray Hegart
Delays to the launch of GPRS handsets are not bad news
for everyone. It could be an opportunity for the CDMA2000
community to steal a march on its GSM-based rivals. Are CDMA
handset, chipset and service developers ready to make the
most of this opportunity?
UpgradeNot Upheaval, by Leon Perlman
CDMA2000 promises to bring the first phase of 3G services to market ahead
of the mass UMTS camp, and to do so with less disruption. But even a smoothly
evolving standard requires some changes and additions to the networks employing