10 thoughts on “CDMA is like spaghetti – Vodafone CEO”

  1. I wonder how many hedge funds Sarin has invested in that are short QCOM
    Anyhow, the financials at Qualcomm will be impacted. However, every time a phone ships with HSDPA – QCOM will get a cut

  2. Petabro – you have a very vidid imagination. His comment is 100% valid, check how many operators have deployed GSM/EDGE/HSDPA vs 1XRTT/EVDO..

  3. i have always wondered WHY on earth would any carrier decide to choose CDMA and be forced to maintain and constantly upgrade an inventory of handsets! let the consumer buy whatever handset she wants from where ever at whatever price that suits her !

    my friend has a Reliance CDMA Kyocera 7135 and is desperate to upgrade, has the money to spend, but Reliance DOES NOT HAVE A HANDSET HE CAN BUY!!!

  4. One must wonder what Sarin is thinking. Vodafone has a hefty 45% stake in Verizon Wireless- one of the largest CDMA operators around with some 59 million customers.

  5. Sure Qualcomm got the “cut” they wanted in India. IT Minister and Ambani both were upset because of their refusal to look into their request.

  6. Verizon Wireless is their golden asset and everybody knows it.

    The biggest problem in liquidating/exiting is that VZ can’t afford the proper price.

    As each new quarter passes into history, and as VZW continues to crush its competition, the valuation surges ahead. VZ has been desperate to reclaim this stake, but VOD is not that foolish.

    I just wonder if VZ would ever consider throwing in the old MCI global network to keep the cash price down, and whether VOD would accept it. I mean VOD is global, right?

  7. wait, a vodafone exec dissing CDMA when vodafone, if i remember correctly, co-owns Verizon Wireless?

    …does that mean that vodafone’s going to convert the VZ into a GSM network and sprint will have exclusivity on pretty much every CDMA phone in the united states?

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