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IS-95 CDMA and cdma2000: Cellular/PCS Systems Implementation by PhD, PE - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois U.S.A. Vijay K. Garg

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Chapter 1 Introduction to Access Technologies

1.1. Introduction

After 18 months of market rollouts, digital cellular and Personal Communications Services (PCS) providers have adequately demonstrated the power of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology to support a marketing strategy based on low prices and superior performance in key areas such as voice quality, system reliability, and handset battery life. According to the CDMA Development Group (CDG), the market base for IS-95 platform providers has grown from only 200,000 customers in 1997 to about 3.0 million in 1999.

CDMA service providers have a strong advantage in pursuing the market to the minutes-of-use model, given the longevity of CDMA handset battery life and the higher ...

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