ETRI has also enabled Korea to be the leader in mobile communications
Commercialised CDMA technologies in 1996
Introduced CDMA-PCS service in 1996
Launched cdma2000 1x service in October 2000
Provided cdma2000 1x EV-DO service in May 2002
The exports of CDMA systems and terminals by Korean companies have been steadily growing since the successful 1996 commercialisation. During the year 2002, exports have exceeded 4.2 billion dollars. In particular exports of cdma2000 1x products have been increasing rapidly.
The development of GSM and TDMA technologies is a valuable by product created by the successful commercialisation: exports of GSM terminals reached 7.3 billion dollars in 2002 while TDMA terminals exceeded 15 million dollars.
Sunil Mani, UNU-INTECH, ITU Geneva, April 14 2004