cdmaOne Activity Escalates In Mexico
cdmaOne Technology Present in All Nine Telecommunications Regions
COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec.15, 1998 - The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced that cdmaOne activity has significantly increased in Mexico. cdmaOne is now deployed in all nine of Mexico's telecommunications regions, reaching the country's major growth markets including Mexico City, Baja California, Monterrey, Guadalajara and Tijuana. cdmaOne has been adopted by the country's leading operators including GRUPO IUSACELL, Movitel, Norcel, CEDETEL and SPC.
"We look forward to the continued adoption of cdmaOne by Mexico's leading wireless manufacturers and operators, especially given that the country's telecommunications market has the potential to reach up to 100 million subscribers," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "Mexico also has the world's largest roaming border, which will allow cdmaOne subscribers to seamlessly roam throughout the entire continent."
"It is no surprise that cdmaOne has significantly expanded throughout Mexico given its dominant position in North America, and growing presence in South America. In North America there are more than five million cdmaOne subscribers, and in South America, we expect to see similar subscriber growth with significant success in 1999," continued LaForge. "In fact, there are already cdmaOne deployments in key markets including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Venezuela."
LaForge concluded, "In addition, it is clear to see that cdmaOne is the most appropriate technology for Mexico's WLL applications as cdmaOne is the best technology for rural and suburban areas. At the current growth rate, cdmaOne is definitely on the fast track for success in 1999."