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Re: Digital Radios



>This is very true in reality. Six or seven years ago the marketing folks
>would have you believe that GSM was going to be the universal panacea. Sure
>you get value added services like 9600 bps data (ahem!), and SMS messaging,
>global roaming, security etc etc, but they failed to tell you that the bread
>and butter voice service would suffer far more from dropped calls than you

Your perception has far more to do with the relative numbers of
digital and analog cell cites than with the relative merits of digital
vs analog modulation. Analog has been around for a while, so naturally
there were many more analog cell sites when digital first appeared.

Put up an equal number of each type, preferably co-located at the same
sites and using the same antennas on the same frequency bands, and
repeat the test. Digital will look a *lot* better, especially if you
substitute CDMA for GSM. :-)

Phil




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