CDMA carriers are definitely wising up to their network standard’s doomed fate. While the likes of Verizon, Alltel, and MetroPCS will have their customers believing that their CDMA-based network is superior to the GSM standard that is used in ubiquity throughout the world, it’s an inevitable fact that CDMA’s days are numbered.
As such, MetroPCS has followed Verizon‘s move in adopting the GSM-based LTE network technology for their 4G network.
LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology will allow wireless carriers to use their wireless spectrum more efficiently, reduce power draw on handsets, and, most importantly, deliver wireless data speeds that will trump current wireless broadband solutions.
So, with MetroPCS jumping on the GSM LTE bandwagon, what are CDMA’s long-term chances? Slim.