columnOne - From Seoul to
Sao Paulo, by Perry LaForge (also in Español)
The growth of cdmaOne in 1998 was impressive, but next year
promises even faster network expansion. With Latin America
set to make a major contribution to cdmaOne growth in 1999
and beyond, the standard can now offer a presence in every
continent on earth. Perry LaForge, executive director, CDMA
Across the Spectrum - Back On Track? by
Despite the economic battering that the country has taken
in recent months, Korea's biggest CDMA equipment manufacturer
is not only looking forward but making plans for the next
From the Editor - Before We Move
On - by Vaughan O'Grady
cdmaOne is breaking out. Over the past 12 months, its early markets
of Korea and the US have been joined by numerous others as mobile and WLL applications
have been rolled out or introduced in Japan, Eastern Europe, Latin America and
India. More recently, it's been announced that Australia will soon have its
very first cdmaOne mobile system to replace the AMPS network which is to be
phased out shortly. Meanwhile the technology approaches another milestone as
subscriber numbers edge towards 20 million.
Developing Markets - Leap Into The Unknown
- by Tammy Parker
A company spun off from Qualcomm is seeking to build its business
in countries with low teledensity and a perceived economic
riskiness. However, the rewards could be substantial.
New Products - What's New - And What
It Can Do
This issue's selection of products and services includes
a number highlighted at the recent CDMA International Conference
by manufacturers from the world's biggest cdmaOne market-Korea.
Project Report - Repeat Performance - by David
Bolan, Vice President of Marketing, Repeater Technologies
Wireless operators rolling out new networks want to see
a return on investment before rounding out their coverage,
but also need full coverage from the outset to lure subscribers.
Repeater networks offer a cost-effective way of solving the
Test & Measurement - In Good Voice,
by Bob Chapin
Top-quality test and measurement procedures help CDMA
operators realize the full potential of their network, in
terms of both reliability and voice quality. And that means
more satisfied customers generating more revenue for the operator.
Across Spectrum - Time To Take Stock.........
Movers and shakers in the cdmaOne world gathered recently
in Berlin and Los Angeles to consider progress and plan strategies
for the future. Meanwhile a new annual awards ceremony accords
recognition to past achievers in the cdmaOne industry.
Data/3G - Window On The Wireless Future?
The computing industry is going mobile as WirelessKnowledge
enters the data standards marketplace -and data-friendly CDMA
Data/3G - Wireless Data Moves Up A Gear
- by Tammy Parker
With cdmaOne technology speeding towards ever higher data
transmission capabilities, operators are seeking to establish
third generation network standards and to develop high-function
hardware devices for sophisticated consumers.