The Fundamentals of CDMA and GSM

The Fundamentals of CDMA and GSM
Joe Zang
Bellevue University
Business Telecommunications
CIS 340A
Phillip Fitzpatrick
April 5, 2012


This term paper is going to compare CDMA and GSM cellular technologies. It will first introduce both technologies with a brief terminology and history overview. The paper will then delve into each technology individually. The first focus will be on GSM. This work will explain the fundamentals behind how GSM works and will assess its strengths and weaknesses. Following suit, the paper will do the same with CDMA. Finally, the two technologies will be compared, contrasted, and summarized to complete the paper. Continue reading