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| Korean CDMA Exports See Brighter Future
February 3, 1999 (SEOUL) -- With more foreign countries adopting code
division multiple access technology in their mobile phone systems, major
Korean CDMA makers expect higher sales this year.
|Compared with the US$924-million export total in the past three years,
global demand for Korean CDMA hand sets and systems will probably reach
US$1.5 billion, forecasted industry watchers.
Experts based their prospects on an increasing number of CDMA-adapting
countries, which totals 35 nations so far.
In the Asia-Pacific region, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore
have already subscribed to CDMA technology, while the Philippines and
Bangladesh are in the process of launching the technology.
China also is emerging as a huge market for CDMA systems and mobile phones.
The country recently started a trial service for CDMA mobile phones.
In the Americas, Mexico and Dominica are currently launching a CDMA system
following Canada and Guatemala, while South American nations, including
Argentina, Brazil and Chile, are developing the system at the moment.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Korea's leading CDMA hand set maker, is
in third place globally.
(Maeil Business Newspaper, Korea)
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