|New Datacomm Research Report: CDMA 'Data-Only' Grabs Lead in 3G Wireless Race|
'EV-DO' Attracts One Million Subscribers in Korea, Drives Average Revenue Per User Higher
June 25, 2003 10:00
CHESTERFIELD, Mo., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest CDMA technology demonstrates 3G wireless is here, enables operators to launch money-making multimedia services, and meets end users' expectations. That is one of the conclusions of the new 77-page report, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO: Opportunities, Challenges & Competitive Strategies, released today by Datacomm Research Company.
"Our research shows the combination of CDMA2000 1x and EV-DO consistently delivers a 3G wireless experience with services such as music and video on demand," said Ira Brodsky, President of Datacomm Research and principal author of the report. "But operators must bite the bullet and deploy EV-DO now to fully capitalize on its time-to-market, cost, and performance advantages," he added.
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO: Opportunities, Challenges & Competitive Strategies is based on more than 15 in-depth interviews with operators and manufacturers. The report includes sections on Pervasive Broadband Services, Market Segmentation, and Deployment Considerations. Datacomm Research has been tracking and analyzing CDMA since its inception in 1989.
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO: Opportunities, Challenges & Competitive Strategies is the latest in Datacomm Research's CompetitiveEdge(TM) family of reports and is available for $995.00 (PDF version). The price includes one hour of follow-on consultation. The report may be ordered online at the firm's secure website www.datacommresearch.com . Visa, MasterCard, and American Express accepted. Orders may also be faxed to (314) 514-9793, phoned to (314) 514-9750, or mailed to Datacomm Research Company, 14318 Millbriar Circle, Chesterfield, Missouri 63017.
Additional conclusions found in CDMA2000 1xEV-DO: Opportunities, Challenge & Competitive Strategies:
1. EV-DO frees operators from the false dilemma of charging data users
for the equivalent voice resources consumed. Using dedicated
bandwidth, operators can develop mobile data as an independent
2. EV-DO can compete against cable modem and DSL services --
particularly in unserved and underserved locations. However,
handset users are the primary market for EV-DO services.
3. CDMA2000 1xEV-DO has significant advantages over W-CDMA, the
dominant UMTS technology. EV-DO requires less clear spectrum to
deploy, currently delivers higher average and peak throughput, and
is less expensive.
4. Some wireless LAN proponents believe Wi-Fi hotspot services will
eliminate the need for 3G wireless. However, 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.
5. The success of CDMA 'data only' (EV-DO) will reduce future demand
for CDMA 'data-voice' (EV-DV). The latter will mainly be relegated
to operators with insufficient spectrum.
SOURCE Datacomm Research Company
/CONTACT: Ira Brodsky of Datacomm Research Company, +1-314-514-9750, or
/Web site: datacommresearch.com /