columnOne - Fast Forward, by Perry LaForge
cdmaOne is continuing along an incredible growth path. This
claim is not just public relations rhetoric but a fact that
is substantiated by metrics from independent sources. The thing
that makes the success story all that more impressive is the
fact that economic downturns in some CDMA markets have not hindered
growth as one might suspect. In fact, a recent report by an
industry analyst suggested that there may be a global slow down
for CDMA. Nothing can be further from the truth.
Across the Spectrum - Opportunity and
Big opportunities in small markets across North America.
Australia embraces cdmaOne as analog networks give way to
digital. And the hunt goes on for 3G harmony.
Base Stations - Reaching Third Base, by
Data applications are set to be the driving force
behind third generation CDMA technology. Today base stations are at the
heart of solutions being developed by vendors to marry new high-speed
services to voice infrastructures already in place.
Fraud - It'll Never Happen..., by Stuart
..or will it? CDMA cloning is unknown now but in a
few years time it may not be - especially if operators avoid the authentication
process. A proactive strategy is required to prevent CDMA cloning fraud.
From The Editor - Something for Everyone?
- by Vaughan O'Grady
The third generation question is dominating the news
of late. But could our interest in the future be diverting our attention
from the needs of today?
New Products - Here Today - More
This issue's round-up includes products that have already
made an impact in 1998, some recent announcements, and a couple
of sneak previews of items that will hit the market next year.
North America - Why All Roads Lead
To Roam - by Gary Drouillard
Competition in the North American roaming market is forcing
cdmaOne operators to look further afield to boost revenues,
with international coverage moving higher up the agenda. The
legacy of past numbering systems is, however, making things
difficult. Gary Drouillard, ICO Global Communications.