MTS adopts 1X Advanced CDMA tech in India

1 Sep

MTS, the CDMA carrier formed by a joint venture between Systema and Shyam Group in India, has become the world’s first CDMA carrier to adopt CDMA 1X Advanced standards. CDMA 1X Advanced has been standardised by Third Generation Partnership Project 2 (3GPP2) in June 2009 and is expected to be commercially deployed in 2010. It uses the same spectrum and bandwidth as CDMA2000 1X, and significantly improves coverage and capacity with the same resources by employing cutting edge interference cancellation techniques as well as enhanced radio configurations.

Some excerpts from the press release:

Says Mr. Vsevolod Rozanov, president and CEO of Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited, “With a need to offer uncompromising, seamless call connectivity with fewer call drops, and data services at ever faster speeds, operators are in search of solutions that utilize limited spectrum more efficiently, to be able to support a larger subscriber-base on it. 1X Advanced is designed to meet both these needs and will help MTS to significantly increase its capacity to provide outstandingly clear voice quality to its growing subscriber base.  The unprecedented voice capacity of 1X Advanced will allow MTS to efficiently support more voice demand within the same spectrum, and offer high speed EV-DO based broadband data services in times to come. With interference cancellation and radio link enhancements, it will help MTS get more voice capacity over the same spectrum in future.”

“We congratulate MTS India for being the first CDMA2000 service worldwide to adopt 1X Advanced.  This latest release of CDMA2000 1X technology will enable MTS India to meet its ambitious goals for 1X voice services while introducing EV-DO data services,” said Mr. Kanwalinder Singh, senior vice president of Qualcomm  and president of Qualcomm India and South Asia. “We will work closely with MTS India and our OEM partners to deploy 1X Advanced and keep MTS India’s network on cutting-edge quality and economics for voice and data services.”

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