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Fixed line telecom operators will see a drop in their costs per line with rollout of their new CDMA networks. Fixed line telecom operators will see a drop in their costs per line with rollout of their new CDMA networks. CDMA or Code Division Multiple Access standard is a wireless communication technology developed initially for mobile telephony which later became more versatile with technology advancements.

Sold currently similar to a cell phone package, customers can buy a connection along with a handset and use their phone anywhere within the base station’s range when connected to a power outlet.

Previously, customers had to make an application and wait for a crew to visit their homes.

Installation involved a laboriously process where the crew either put up an antenna or drawing wires from a junction box before connecting a phone unit within the house.

With the crew, the wiring process and onsite directional antenna missing from the new picture, cost per line could be less than a previously estimated US$ 450 per line.

Phone line deployment meanwhile is limited to the capacity of the