While the likes of Reliance and Tata are racing to add national GSM-based services to their existing CDMA portfolio, BSNL is doing other way around by planning the launch of CDMA networks across all major Indian cities.
“After our application for a full-fledged CDMA mobility licence is approved, we plan to roll out CDMA services in all major cities and towns. The initial investment will be about $500 million,” BSNL managing director Kuldeep Goyal said. Read more.
Interestingly, Telus of Canada is spending $500 million to migrate from CDMA to GSM early this year. Calling CDMA technology the “Betamax of wireless” the Toronto Star gives details.