New Delhi: Ratan Tata, chairman of the operator Tata Teleservices Ltd, threw his company’s weight firmly behind the CDMA standard for launching the new mobile services that offer high-speed data.
Speaking at a conference hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry in Chennai, he said the Qualcomm-supported technology is the way to go even for launching the high-speed services. His is the first operator to publicly announce support for the next generation Qaulcomm standard called EVDO.
TTSL’s main competitor, Reliance Communications Ltd, is yet to firm up its plans on whether to use the EVDO technology or go for the more widespread Wideband CDMA-based technology in common with the mainstream wireless operators. Tata also said his company will be interested in tapping the business opportunities as soon as 3G services are allowed in the country. STAFF WRITER