What is the full form of CDMA
CDMA: Code Division Multiple Access
Code Division Multiple Access is a channel access method used by several radio communication technologies. It is a digital cellular technology and an example of multiple access. It is generally used for mobile communication.
Multiple access means that several transmitters can send information simultaneously over a single communication channel. In this system, different CDMA codes are assigned to different users and the user can access the whole bandwidth for the entire duration. It optimizes the use of available bandwidth as it transmits over the entire frequency range and does not limit the user's frequency range.
Thus, CDMA allows several users to share a band of frequencies without undue interference between the users. It is used as a access method in many mobile phone standards.
CDMA technology was developed during World War II. It was developed by English allies to protect their wireless transmissions from jamming. When the war ended, Qualcomm patented this technology and made it commercially available. The first CDMA system was launched in September 1995 in Hong Kong by Hutchison Telephone Co.
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Difference between CDMA and GSM
The major difference between CDMA and GSM are given below.