Milestone-Proposal talk:Development of CDMA for Cellular Communications, 1989
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Here is a version of the citation that came from Advocate Dave Bart, and which has my support as Proposer:
On November 7, 1989, Qualcomm publicly demonstrated a cellular radio system based upon Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA). The technology, later known as cdmaOne, incorporated features that maintained voice quality, increased capacity, reduced dropped calls, lowered device costs and extended battery life. cdmaOne formed the basis for IS-95 and follow on second and third generation cellular standards
This citation is currently being assessed by a few technical contacts in the cell phone industry, and I will provide feedback as I receive it.
Brian Berg, R6 IEEE Milestone Coordinator
Based on extensive discussion with the proposer, the above milestone wording was suggested for consideration. We believe this accurately identifies the historical importance and contribution of the Qualcomm demonstration. -- Dave Bart, Milestone Advocate
The team with whom I have been working proposes this alternate citation:
On November 7, 1989, Qualcomm publicly demonstrated a digital cellular radio system based upon Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) which increased capacity, improved service quality and extended battery life. This formed the basis for the IS-95 second generation cellular standards and for all third generation mobile broadband cellular standards which have been used in billions of devices worldwide.