Analysis of 3G Wireless Technologies Finds
CDMA2000 ‘Data-Only’ To Be Superior to WCDMA and Wi-Fi, According to Alexander Resources

Delays in WCDMA Presents Significant Window of Opportunity

DALLAS, Texas, November 18, 2003 – Wireless CDMA2000 1xEV-DO (Data Only) technology has significant advantages over WCDMA, the dominant UMTS technology. EV-DO requires less clear spectrum to deploy, currently delivers higher average and peak throughput, and is less expensive. That is one of the major conclusions of a new research report, "CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Opportunities, Challenges & Competitive Strategies", now available from Alexander Resources, a leading research, consulting and education firm specializing in wireless communications.

The report also concluded that Wi-Fi hotspot services will not eliminate the need for 3G wireless technologies such as CDMA2000 1xEV-DO and that the business case for Wi-Fi hotspots as a substitute for 3G is flawed. Wi-Fi hotspots are best suited to serving notebook PC users in select airport, hotel, and restaurant locations.

Additionally, delays in deployment and acceptance of WCDMA phones and networks presents a significant window of opportunity for carriers deploying EV-DO. However, wireless carriers may be in danger of missing the time-to-market, cost, and performance advantages offered by EV-DO by not accelerating deployment of this technology in their networks.

Additional conclusions found in this new report include:

  • EV-DO frees carriers from the false dilemma of charging data users for the equivalent voice resources consumed. Using dedicated bandwidth, carriers can develop mobile data as an independent business.
  • Many CDMA2000 carriers look at EV-DO as a competitive insurance policy should WCDMA start to take off. Because EV-DO can handoff to CDMA20001x, it can be deployed by carriers where needed to meet customer needs and competitive requirements – avoiding WCDMA’s large-scale deployment requirements.
  • The success of EV-DO will reduce future demand for current CDMA ‘data-voice’ (EV-DV). The latter will mainly be relegated to carriers with insufficient spectrum.

Additional information on this new report can be found at: 15/index.html or by contacting Alexander Resources at or calling 972-818-8225

About Alexander Resources
Alexander Resources is a leading provider of strategic consulting, educational services and research reports to the wireless communications industry. Founded in 1990, the company’s clients include over 200 of the world's leading manufacturers and service providers of wireless communications networks, products and services.

SOURCE: Alexander Resources

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