Its GSM digital cellphone
technology overcame numerous technical and political challenges to become a global success story.
Toshiba's digital cellphone
was introduced with an MCM consisting of five chips wire-bonded to a laminate substrate.
Matear says Timmins has a tremendous infrastructure and enjoys good competition with three ICT providers, 300 kilometres of fibre optic line, two digital cellphone
providers and about 90 per cent of households having access to high-speed Internet.
In the US, this sharp increase began in November 1996, the same time that digital cellphone
service first became available in many cities.
The continent hatched the World Wide Web, the MP3 algorithm, and the GSM digital cellphone
standard, among other innovations.
The Radiophone will be available first in Europe in the third quarter of 1997 and conforms to the digital cellphone
standard known as GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications).
Sony has already made moves into the digital cellphone
West and PrimeCo with digital cellphones
and PCS handsets.