I recently got a phone for a network that uses 1xRTT CDMA 2000 (Reliance Infocomm in India). I found that while the downloads were acceptable (from 7-9 kbps), the interactive sessions like HTTP are VERY slow. A traceroute from my PC to yahoo showed that first hop latency is as high as 1.3 seconds!!! I repeated the test with some load on the link after I read that a 9.6kbps channel is dedicated for each link and more are requested as the need arises. Got similar results with VERY high first hop latency which is always above one second.
So can someone tell me what latency is to be expected from a CDMA network?