Bashing WCDMA

Given all the bad news hitting Europe’s 3G players this summer and the successful launch of CDMA 1X in Japan and the US, the new passtime is to bash WCDMA, just as harshly as WAP. Yes, there are problems and in both cases, carriers are to blame for overhyping expectations. When will these guys learn? As for the bashers, we’re stuck with WCDMA. It’s going to be the global standard, but it will take longer than anyone expected and there will be some more industry consolidation along the way.

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