Technology businesses move rapidly. And the operators role is not an easy one. The operators that match advancements to applications that become habits to their customers win. With the commercial introduction of CDMA2000 1xEV-DO in 2002, the CDMA community was the first to offer a truly high-speed wireless data offering. The 35 CDMA operators around the world who are now presenting the service are the pioneer in wireless broadband and their success stories and experiences are outstanding case studies from which all learn.
Regardless of the wireless technology used, the same rule applies: The more subscribers, minutes and megabytes that a cell site can handle, the lower the operators cost to deliver those services. This white paper uses simulations to discuss how the evolution of the CDMA2000 and GSM families of technologies will affect their voice and data performance, including their spectral efficiency when delivering those services. While different technologies have distinct evolution strategies and different constraints, voice and data capacity will significantly improve with technology advancements in the coming years.
CDMA2000 1X and EV-DO provide a compelling ""One-two punch"" that combines the most spectrally-efficient 3G technology for voice capacity along with a data optimized solution that can provide broadband wireless access in a mobile environment. There are a number of factors that an operator must take into consideration when selecting a wireless technology, just as there are many factors that a consumer must take into consideration when selecting a wireless service provider and a mobile device. However, historical and fact-based data, performance characteristics, and the planned evolution of the CDMA2000 family of technologies are very compelling and worthy of consideration.