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krisi
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CDMA?
krisi   1/9/2014 1:50:45 PM
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"Still missing in the radio mix is CDMA2000" - does it really matter? they have W-CDMA which I guess a next gen

junko.yoshida
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Re: CDMA?
junko.yoshida   1/9/2014 8:59:36 PM
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If you are as ambitious as MTK in terms of getting into the US market ( and win a socket for Verizon and Sprint), you need CDMA2000 to complete the coverage. It is still relevant.

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Re: CDMA?
Dr. Slump   1/9/2014 9:02:49 PM
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Image you are a cellphone company addressing world-wide market. You will prefer a SoC platform can make a common design for all operators or a design missing CDMA operators?(such as Verizon, Sprint, Softbank, China Telecom, and manyothers but small). Yes LTE is the trend but those operators will keep EVDO before they can reach 100% LTE data coverage, keep CDMA voice before VoLTE reach ~100% coverage. That's a long way. And not so many will switch to WCDMA.

junko.yoshida
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Re: CDMA?
junko.yoshida   1/10/2014 1:45:50 AM
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@Dr. Slump, exactly. You explained the issue much better than I did!

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Re: CDMA?
elctrnx_lyf   1/10/2014 5:17:35 AM
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Mediatek definitely seems to be really ambitiious to get a product like Worldphone SoC into the market soon to win the global smart phone market. They have grown from a basic phone processor maker to be the likes of quallcomm in the last three years. Spectacular !!!

krisi
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Re: CDMA?
krisi   1/10/2014 11:08:36 AM
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thank you Dr Slump and Junko...makes sense...I thought cell phone operators will try to phase out CDMA2000...afterall it is more than 10 years old standard

zewde yeraswork
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zewde yeraswork   1/10/2014 11:51:12 AM
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Yes, Qualcomm needs to watch out. Mediatek is growing and announcing themselves as the new big player worldwide, in addition to already being the dominant force within their region.

junko.yoshida
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Re: CDMA?
junko.yoshida   1/11/2014 9:42:29 AM
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@elctrnx_lyf, I don't want to be too breathelss, but I had one executive in the mobile industry speculating in my interview at CES predicting three leading merchant mobile chip companies of the future to be: Qualcomm, MediaTek and Spreadtrum.

What do you think about that?

dimopep
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Re: CDMA?
dimopep   1/13/2014 11:56:13 AM
I think you were talking to a Spreadtrum executive ;)



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