Wednesday, November 19, 2008

PCCW Activates CDMA2000 in Hong Kong

PCCW has activated a new service that enables visitors from mainland China and other parts of the world to use their home-based CDMA2000/CDMA IS-95 mobile phones to roam onto the company's CDMA2000 network in Hong Kong.

The new CDMA2000 capability is focused on Hong Kong's urban Golden Bowl Area, meeting OFTA's CDMA2000 license requirement for network coverage and service schedule. Full deployment will be completed by 2010, when CDMA2000 mobile service is envisaged to be available in prime urban areas and other strategic locations in Hong Kong.

The new service uses Huawei Technologies' fourth generation CDMA2000 BTS solution, based on CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev. A technology.