Congressman defends bill to require CDMA in Iraq

geege geege at
Wed Apr 9 02:19:02 PDT 2003

the middle east is the relevant user here.  point being there's no rationale
for using cdma in the middle east.  you just bolstered that point.

-----Original Message-----
From: fork-bounces at [mailto:fork-bounces at]On Behalf Of
Justin Mason
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2003 9:32 PM
To: fork at
Subject: Re: Congressman defends bill to require CDMA in Iraq

> A U.S. representative from California defended his call for U.S. agencies
> uilding Iraq after the current war to use Code Division Multiple Access
> ad of a popular mobile technology used in the Middle East.

"used in the Middle East"?  Duh -- and Europe, Australia, SE Asia,
in fact most of the rest of the world, as far as I know.

Plus there's the fact that the existing infrastructure (or what's left of
it) in Iraq would be running GSM.

Yeesh.  Are IDG really that clueless?


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