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Topic # 9648 3-Oct-2006 09:45
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In the Herald Today


http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10403985




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  Reply # 47374 3-Oct-2006 10:01
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Interesting.

So Sanyo is ramping down production also, kinda shrinks the potential range of CDMA handsets considerably.

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  Reply # 47378 3-Oct-2006 10:20
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NZHerald is a bit slow, this tripe was reported by Bloomberg last Tuesday, they should know better than just regurgitating old stories.
Telecom will not move to GSM.
Sanyo has not ramped down production of it's CDMA handsets, that article refers to Nokia not going ahead with it's plans to merge it's CDMA handset manufacture with Sanyo. If anything Sanyo and Samsung have ramped up their CDMA handset production, and they seem to be far better handsets than what Nokia could produce.





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Old news - as reported in Bloomberg 2 weeks ago.

The article did not say or imply that Sanyo are to 'ramp down' CDMA production. The statement was made in relation to Nokia and the Nokia/Sanyo alliance.

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Reply # 47384 3-Oct-2006 11:43
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i hope telecom doesn't do away with cdma what will it mean for our handsets if they do will they become withless
it would be good if that can get handsets that can go on both gsm and cdma

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  Reply # 47389 3-Oct-2006 12:07
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Telecom is trying to win back mobile customers from Vodafone which has snared 63 per cent of the $2.1 billion market since starting in 1998.


Last time the figures were released its was about 50/50. Have Telecom lost 7% of their customers to Vodafone recently or does the Herald still still suck at getting things right?

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  Reply # 47410 3-Oct-2006 15:10
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It's more like a 6 month old story - we've been hearing this since earlier in the year.

The funny thing is they still keep confusing GSM and WCDMA when they rerun their stories! Says a lot about the expertise of the so called "analysts".


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  Reply # 47433 3-Oct-2006 18:54
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This is the quote that I find most interesting:

Telstra, Australia's largest telephone company, last year said it would close its CDMA network by 2008 in favour of GSM.


I seem to recall Mauricio recently mentioning that Teltra's plans to wind down their CDMA network had been put on hold, so I suspect that The Herald is reporting old news here.

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  Reply # 47434 3-Oct-2006 18:57
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Yes the Aussie Government have pretty much said no to replacing CDMA, but thats very old news.

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Reply # 47448 3-Oct-2006 21:00
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Perhaps if they say it enough times, it'll come true ....




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  Reply # 47461 3-Oct-2006 22:53
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Its not really surprising that they want to change to GSM, what is surprising is the timing of it. What they COULD have done way back when they were rolling out 3G is switched over to UMTS, made an alliance with Vodafone (Telecom would put towers here and Vodafone would put towers there), and maintained their 2.5G network while people were buying new phones. Not only would this have tied in nicely with their long-term plans, but would have saved them a ton of money and created a valuable alliance. Not to mention they would be on UMTS, and therefore have access to all the phones and devices that the cool kids are switching to Vodafone for.


Although, then they would have the problem of people switching SIM cards to join the better network, and not being able to charge an arm and a leg when people went overseas, AND loosing money on parallel imports.


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  Reply # 47465 4-Oct-2006 00:07
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Jed: Its not really surprising that they want to change to GSM, what is surprising is the timing of it.


Thats the thing, they don't want to and they aren't going to do it. We've had this debate so many times here.

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Jed: and maintained their 2.5G network


Yawn - yet again there is no such thing as 2.5G Telecom have operated a 3G network since 2001.




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  Reply # 47517 4-Oct-2006 14:08
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zzz...

Telecom is NOT switching to an inferior technology...

Sanyo are not ramping anywhere but up...

The Herald is not a newpapers, it's just toilet paper (and it's not even very good at being toilet paper)

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  Reply # 47519 4-Oct-2006 14:26
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I read somewhere ages ago that Telecom partners with Sprint to get CDMA handsets. Sprint are transitioning to a Wimax 4G network next year-ish. With that in mind, wouldnt it make more sense for Telecom to also move in that direction???

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  Reply # 47520 4-Oct-2006 14:27
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No, Sprint are moving to EVDO and WiMax. Wimax is for the data. Calls will still be over CDMA

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