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What is Qualcomm 3G CDMA?

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3G CDMA is the third generation code division multiple access communication technology offered by Qualcomm. Qualcomm is a wireless telecommunications and technology provider located in California and was a pioneer in the development of 3G and CDMA technology.

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3G CDMA is a combination of two specific technologies. 3G refers to the third generation of mobile telecommunications technology. It is the principle technology used for wireless voice and video calling over the Internet. The term 3G is generally associated with the speed of mobile transmission. Advances in the technology have led to newer versions, such as 4G and 5G.

CDMA, short for code division multiple access, is an access method used in telecommunication technologies. CDMA allows for higher and faster capacity for voice and data telecommunication that allows multiple transmitters to process and transmit information over one communication medium at the same time. Advances in this technology have led to the development of WCDMA, wide-band code division multiple access communication, which utilizes a wider range of frequencies, but is based on original CDMA technology.

Qualcomm was the first company in the mobile transmission industry to successfully develop and deploy a workable 3G CDMA product. They began by implementing technology for use with cell phones and other mobile technology leading the way for further mobile connectivity products and services over the Internet.

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