Vodafone and Qualcomm are about to reveal the results of their six month-long trial to create a mobile phone that can be used anywhere around the globe.
The trial, which ended this week, tested compatibility between the CDMA air interface, which is especially popular in Asia and the US, with an existing GSM network, largely used in Europe.
Results of the tests, including business and economic information, will be available in the middle of next month. The findings will also be made available to the mobile community to help evaluate the future for wireless technologies.
Key GSM services and features tested included voice calls, short message services, call forwarding, call transfer, call waiting and authentication. The trials took place in Newbury, Berkshire, and involved four CDMA commercial base stations.
Molly Foerster, a spokesperson at Qualcomm said: ?The trials were a success and proved that there would be no deviation of the CDMA air interface. All the benefits of CDMA remained.?
The mobile phones used were modified Qualcomm 1.9GHz PCS models, with software supplied by integrated GSM software company, The Technology Partnership.
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