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juha

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#10300 15-Nov-2006 16:57
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GSM put on half a billion customers, ten times more than CDMA....

NZ really is being the odd man out now, since Australia's going GSM.




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  #52468 15-Nov-2006 18:33
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given the installed base of GSM was already higher, thats no surprise.

are you saying that 50 million new CDMA subscribers is not significant?

(not trying to troll you, actually looking for healthy discussion and learning)







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  #52473 15-Nov-2006 19:11
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tonyhughes: given the installed base of GSM was already higher, thats no surprise.
are you saying that 50 million new CDMA subscribers is not significant?


No, just saying that according to that press release, the number of wireless customers grew to 2.5 billion in the year preceding Sept 06. Of that growth, almost half a billion were GSM customers. Only a tenth of that number were CDMA ones. The press release might be all wrong though...

(not trying to troll you, actually looking for healthy discussion and learning)


OK, I won't have a Tui Moment then :)

Now what is iDEN? I'm sure it's not a car with a frictionless radial gearbox...




 
 
 
 


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I would imagine in the next couple of years that number may swing the other way a bit. There is significant CDMA growth happening in the likes of China and India. The amount of new subscribers getting on the band wagon in those two countries is staggering!!!

Of course on the same token there large GSM networks being/expanded built in South America and Russia.

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#52505 15-Nov-2006 21:33
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Actually they are deploying CDMA 450 in Russia and other European countries, mostly to provide wireless broadband services. So "Europe is GSM only" is something from the past.





 

 

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Jeffthechef: I would imagine in the next couple of years that number may swing the other way a bit. There is significant CDMA growth happening in the likes of China and India. The amount of new subscribers getting on the band wagon in those two countries is staggering!!!

Of course on the same token there large GSM networks being/expanded built in South America and Russia.


And Africa where there are 33 x CDMA2000 networks and another 18 planned over the next 6 months. An apparent addressable market of 600M. Wireless Local Loop is a big market due to the total lack of and cost of laying cables. Africa use both 450 and 800MHz so expect to see EVDO used for broadband.

Also of interest is India where the ZTE ACE which is a CDMA2000 'cheap' handset is outselling all combined models of GSM 'emerging market handsets' 3 to 1. That is 1.6M of the ACE compared to 500K of all GSM EMH.

The combined size of China, India and Africa is staggering.


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