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March 27, 2003

More Spoils of War

Congress is getting ready to mandate US-based cell phone technology in Iraq, aceing out European cell phone companies.

The idiocy of the mandate is that surrounding countries use the European-based GSM technology not the US-based CDMA standard:

If CDMA were the dominant technology in Iraq today, customers traveling to a nearby country that has only a GSM network wouldn't be able to use a CDMA phone there.
More here.

Lest anyone really think this war is about anything other than liberating corporate profits.

Posted by Nathan at March 27, 2003 05:53 PM

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