Keynote Address, Innovation, Technology, and Spectrum Policy

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Innovation, Technology, and Spectrum Policy, Mini-Conference, Nov. 14, 2006. Irwin Mark Jacobs, Chairman of the Board, Qualcomm.

LINKABIT – Founded October, 1968, QUALCOMM – Founded July 1, 1985. For Both Companies – No Products at Start. Strategy – Innovation: Digital & Wireless Communications & Applications. November 1989 – First CDMA Demonstration. Two Base Stations (BTS) & “Mobile” Phone.  Nov. 1991: 3 Separate Chips Required for 2G CDMA Modem 2006: 1 Chip Supports Multimode 3G/2G Modem & Much More. Mobile Processing Power – Changing the Mobile Device. 3G Broadband Technology Evolution. CDMA2000 Path – 1X uses 1.25 MHz Spectrum. Today’s 3G Technologies Outperform Mobile WiMAX, Forward Link Sector Throughput Comparison. Effective Physical Layer Throughput per Sector in 10MHz. Wireless Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Packet-Switched Voice on EV-DO Rev A, Later on HSPA+.

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