columnOne - Growth and Expansion
of IS-95 CDMA, by Perry LaForge
Across the Spectrum
Welcome to the first issue of CDMA Spectrum, the quarterly
journal of the CDMA world. As the Executive Director of the
CDMA Development Group (CDG), I am pleased to introduce this
periodical. We will be working in partnership with Mobile
Communications International who will be the publishers of
this new title.
Big Contacts, Big Plans for CDMA
Motorola makes good in Japan, the IS-95 pioneer
expands its portfolio and the CDMADevelopment Group's Advanced
Standards Initiative looks ahead to the Third Generation
CDMA Maps Out Its Future
Delegates to the second annual CDMA World Congress can
look back over ayear of escalating activity. As recent events
have proved, interest in IS-95 is growing fast, not only
in the spectrum-hungry industrialized nations, but also
in the developing world.
Handsets - Something in Hand for a Growing
Market, by Tammer Parker
The number of CDMA terminals available remained small
in the early months of 1997 but, if launch intentions are
anything to go by, this could still be the breakthrough year
for the CDMA handset market.
International - IS-95 CDMA Becomes A World
Standard, by Patrick Donegan
Over the past two years, IS-95 CDMA has moved beyond the borders
of North America to play a major role in the international
wireless market. It already accounts for mobile infrastructure
contracts or trials in areas as diverse as Hong Kong, Zambia
and Israel, and now even European resistance may be weakening.
Assessing the Impact of IS-95, by Scott
Now that IS-95 CDMA has made the jump from promising
technology to major world player, where do the people driving
its growth think its future lies? CDMA Spectrum talked to
senior figures in two of the biggest companies working with
CDMA, Lucent and Motorola, about the way forward for IS-95.
Here, Scott Erickson, Vice President, Marketing and International
Business Development, Wireless Infrastructure, of Lucent,
assesses the progress IS-95 has made in a relatively short
time and suggests that a great deal more market growth is
on the horizon.
IS-95: Progress, Performance and Prospects,
by Jack Scanlon
Jack Scanlon, General Manager of Motorola's Cellular Infrastructure
Group talks to CDMA Spectrum about the achievements of the
IS-95 standard, the challenges it faces and the opportunities
for CDMA in the wireless local loop market.
USA - CDMA Leads in the Cross-Country Race,
by MJ Richter
CDMA has already established itself as the wireless technology
of choice across much of the US; over half the country's service
providers are rolling out CDMA-based services. Attention is
now turning to its performance, in both the new PCS and upgraded