is a widely deployed 3G technology, with 315 operators in 120 countries and territories serving more than 547 million subscribers.
1X standard, operating in the 450 MHz frequency band, is an approved mobile technology for deployment in Russia where this spectrum is currently used by older analog NMT-450 cellular networks.
Lucent Worldwide Services performed installation, integration, and network optimization and design services for the CDMA2000
According to Qualcomm, the main force behind CDMA and the creator of GSM 1x, GSM1x enables coexistence of CDMA2000
1x radio access networks with GSM-MAP core service networks in existing or new spectrum.
"Lucent is working closely with Telcel BellSouth to help them deliver new 3G services by taking advantage of their existing Lucent-built network because our equipment is designed to support future CDMA2000
technologies and wireless capabilities," said Victor Agnellini, Lucent Technologies regional vice president for Latin America.
1x handsets are priced at the 20,000 yen level, about half of FOMA handsets.
The first phase of cdma2000
is designed to provide packet data transmission at speeds up to 144Kb/s and to enable 'always on' Internet access from mobile phones and hand-held computers.
More information about CDMA2000
and the CDG can be found at www.cdg.org.
Apple has decided to add CDMA2000
technology to its WCDMA-powered 3G iPhones, enabling it to work almost anywhere in the world.
"China Telecom is showing market leadership through its commitment to bringing 3G CDMA services to China and communicating the value of CDMA2000
voice and mobile broadband services to the Chinese consumer," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG.
This agreement with Qualcomm is expected to provides LT Mobile, and its wholly owned subsidiary, Shenzhen Tinno Mobile Technology Co, the opportunity to expand into the CDMA2000
market and to offer its customers a more complete portfolio of products and services.
According to QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM), additional Mobile Station Modem (MSM) chipsets will now support WorldMode global roaming capabilities to enable mobile handsets that connect to both CDMA2000
and GSM/GPRS networks.