Conference to Address Evolution of CDMA Around the World
IRVINE, CA - The CDMA Development Group (CDG) announced today
that it will hold its first CDMA World Congress at the Hyatt
Regency Hotel, Singapore, May 14 through 16.
The theme of the conference is "The Evolution of CDMA
Around the World." Distinguished speakers from Asia,
South America, Europe and North America will discuss issues
ranging from commercial system implementations to the planned
evolution of CDMA as the next generation worldwide standard.
Speakers at the conference will include key manufacturers,
cellular carriers, PCS providers, and members of the CDG that
have been involved in the commercialization of CDMA.
A preliminary list of speakers includes:
- H. G. Bahk, vice president, Mobile Communications Division,
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)
- Ramon Cojuangco, president and chief executive officer,
- Matthew J. Desch, vice president and general manager,
Cellular Systems, Nortel
- Scott Erickson, executive vice president of marketing,
AT&T Network Systems
- F. Craig Farrill, vice president, technology, engineering
and operations and corporate technology, AirTouch Communications
- Ronald R. Grawert, executive vice president operations,
- Graham Haddock, vice president and director of development
engineering, Cellular Infrastructure Group, Motorola, Inc.
- Dr. Irwin M. Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer,
- Al Kurtze, chief technical officer and senior vice president,
Sprint Telecommunications Venture
- James Petit, vice president, technology and chief technical
officer, PCS PrimeCo
- Evan Richards, vice president engineering, Ameritech
- Jack Scanlon, executive vice president and general manager,
Cellular Infrastructure Group, Motorola Inc.
- Clyde Smith, vice president technology, ALLTEL Mobile
- Dr. Andrew J. Viterbi, vice chairman and chief technical
officer, QUALCOMM, Inc.
- Li Jing Xing, director, Radio Department, Research Institute
of Telecommunications Transmission, Ministry of Posts and
The conference will address the development and implementation
of CDMA for cellular, PCS, high speed data and wireless local
loop applications and will also feature a large exhibition
of CDMA equipment.
"We believe that this event will be a key milestone for
the adoption of CDMA around the world," explained Perry
LaForge, chairman CDMA Development Group. "With the first
commercial CDMA system in service in Hong Kong, it is only
fitting that we hold the first World Congress in Asia."
This Congress promises to be one of the premier wireless technology
events of the year," stated Craig Farrill, vice president
of technology, planning and development, AirTouch Communications.
"This impressive program, featuring technology experts
from around the world, illustrates how much momentum CDMA
has developed worldwide."