CATEL JV rolls out FONEX product

CATEL JV rolls out FONEX product
# 04 April 2007 16:20 (UTC +04:00)
Azerbaijan’s communications market player Caspian American Telecommunications, LLC (CATEL) has today deliver a presentation of a new product-FONEX.
CATEL JV Marketing Officer Talehe Amrahzade said the presentation is part of the development strategy directed to CDMA2000, a hybrid 2.5G/3G protocol of mobile telecommunications standards that use CDMA, a multiple access scheme for digital radio, to send voice, data, and signaling data (such as a dialed telephone number) between mobile phones and cell sites.
“FOREX brand offers services under slogan of “for each and all of us”. These services are affordable for everybody. This enables customers to benefit from 10 kopecks per minute tariff package without any subscription fee,” she noted.
The Company Technical Director Vugar Hagverdiyev said the product also offers mobile internet access at an upload speed of 153 Kbps. Besides, FONEX, in the nearest future, will include WAP, SMS Gateway, Call register, Voice Mail and other services.
CDMA is a mobile digital radio technology that transmits streams of bits and whose channels are divided using codes (PN sequences). CDMA permits many radios to share the same frequency channel. Unlike TDMA (time division multiple access), a different technique used in GSM and D-AMPS, all radios can be active all the time, because network capacity does not directly limit the number of active radios. Since larger numbers of phones can be served by smaller numbers of cell sites, CDMA-based standards have a significant economic advantage over TDMA-based standards, or the oldest cellular standards that used frequency division multiple access (FDMA).
The CDMA2000 standards CDMA2000 1xRTT, CDMA2000 EV-DO, and CDMA2000 EV-DV are approved radio interfaces for the ITU’s IMT-2000 standard and a direct successor to 2G CDMA, IS-95 (cdmaOne). CDMA2000 is standardized by 3GPP2.
CDMA2000 1xRTT, the core CDMA2000 wireless air interface standard, is also known by many terms: 1x, 1xRTT, or IS-2000. The designation "1xRTT" (1 times Radio Transmission Technology) is used to identify the version of CDMA2000 radio technology that operates in a pair of 1.25-MHz radio channels (one times 1.25 MHz, as opposed to three times 1.25 MHz in 3xRTT). 1xRTT almost doubles voice capacity over IS-95 networks.
Caspian American Telecommunications, LLC (CATEL), one of the first Azerbaijan-American joint ventures in the telecommunications industry, is a joint venture between the Government of Azerbaijan and a United States consortium, Omni-Metromedia Caspian Ltd. (OMCL) which is majority owned by the US-based Omni Communications Inc. and includes AIG, Verbena, and WorldTel. CATEL is the only mobile provider with the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) services. /APA-Economics/