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Issue 49(05/2009)

Let us COMMUNICATE beyond technology and together understand the latest industry trends, analyze successful cases, find out about leading technologies and much more.
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Zhao Ming, President of Huawei CDMA & WiMAX Product Line: The rise of China Telecom has injected new vitality into the global CDMA industry and will influence CDMA development and give a boost to the entire industry.

Experts' Forum

IT-based telecommunications are coming on strong. To stay competitive, it is imperative that operators rethink their positioning and growth strategies in relation to the Internet economy.

New trends like network structure flattening and increasingly intelligent O&M make it critical for the optical access network to adapt both on the network and equipment layers.

Roel Louwhoff, CEO of BT Operate: We have moved from being a sole network provider to become a network-based IT provider, which means we deliver integrated end-to-end solutions to our customers.

China Telecom’s joining the CDMA camp is great news for the CDMA industry chain. China Telecom will work together with other operators to chart the course of global CDMA industry development.

Cover Story

China Telecom has become the pioneering operator to launch a mobile Internet service called e surfing. It promises to revolutionize the way people use the mobile Internet in China.

Main Topic

To stay on top of the game, smart CDMA operators are outflanking the competition by building 1xEV-DO networks with sustainable development capability.

WiMAX have heaped pressure on CDMA operators, and accelerated the pace of evolution from CDMA to LTE. The question is, how to ensure that the CDMA-to-LTE evolution is going to take place smoothly?

How to Operate

Leap's diversified marketing approach has proven to be effective. Since 1998, the company has made significant breakthroughs in the mature U.S. market by attracting 4.3 million CDMA subscribers.

Tata Indicom, one of the leading CDMA operators in India, has witnessed an astounding subscriber growth rate of around 40 times within the past four years.

CDMA2000, especially in the 450MHz frequency band, is pivotal during universal service expansion while delivering "easy, cheap, and convenient" service provision.

China Mobile has reformed its O&M system while providing first-class mobile network services. The iSStar intelligent development platform helps China Mobile promote centralized management and intelligent O&M.


As a principal analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media, Dr. Malik Kamal-Saadi shared his views on some of the hot topics in the mobile telecom industry.


Operators are working hard to keep up with the rapid development of 3G services and full service operations. One basis for 3G success is to create a real-time, accurate, flexible and strong billing system.

The “Network Care" concept is to proactively prevent network-wide problems and focus on end-user QoE throughout the entire network lifecycle. It helps operators to profit more and incur less OPEX.

Leading Edge

Enhanced CDMA2000 1X technology can greatly reduce the carrier frequency capacity required by voice services, and help to develop both CDMA2000 1X voice services and EV-DO data services.