CDMA Development Group Lauds Leading Companies
and Individuals for Outstanding Achievements
HONG KONG, June 13, 2000 - The CDMA Development Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org)
honored industry innovators at the 3G
Industry Achievement Awards ceremony last night during the 3G World Congress
being held this week at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre. Perry
LaForge, executive director of the CDG, was the master of ceremonies, and Brian
O'Shaughnessy, president of the CDG and vice president of technology development
at Bell Mobility, presented the awards.
"The CDG congratulates the winners of this year's Industry
Achievement Awards for their outstanding contributions to the wireless industry,
as well as all of our member companies for their support and continued dedication
to the development of CDMA throughout the world," said LaForge. "The
colleagues we are honoring today have achieved noteworthy accomplishments in
the wireless industry, including the successful launch of the world's first
true 3G services. We applaud their proven dedication to excellence in the wireless
The 3G Industry Achievement Award
- Industry Leadership Award: Oliver Valente, Sprint PCS
This award is given to the individual who has provided the
most dynamic leadership in 3G CDMA industry activities,
including contributions to standards development and the
growth and evolution of CDMA.
Oliver Valente of Sprint PCS, for his leadership with Sprint
PCS' Wireless Web offerings and their migration to 3G.
- International Leadership: SK Telecom
This award is given to the company(ies) that have contributed
significantly to the expansion of CDMA through system deployments
and/or implementation of international roaming.
SK Telecom, for their deployment of the world's first 3G
system with their launch of CDMA2000 in October 2000.
- Service Innovation: Sprint PCS
This award is given to the operator(s) that have leveraged
the capabilities of 3G CDMA to introduce innovative and
industry leading services to the market.
Sprint PCS, for their innovative push towards enhanced services
with their Wireless Web offerings.
- Subscriber Technology Innovation: Kyocera Wireless
This award is given to the company(ies) that demonstrate
forward thinking in terms of services supported and terminal
design. Resulting products take advantage of the inherent
benefits and latest technological developments of CDMA,
offering consumers state of the art terminals in terms of
both features and packaging.
Kyocera Wireless Corp., for the design and functionality
of the Kyocera Smartphone QCP 6035.
- Infrastructure Technology Innovation: Lucent Technologies
This award is given to the company(ies) that have introduced
network capabilities that allow 3G operators flexible and
cost-effective solutions for implementing advanced features
and an easy evolution path to future enhancements.
Lucent Technologies, for their portfolio of global network
solutions for the mobile Internet and their support of 1xEV-DO.
- Innovative Solutions: QUALCOMM
This award is given to the company(ies) that have brought
new ideas and different approaches to product deployment
in their respective disciplines. Resulting solutions provide
value-added, cost-effective implementations for operators
supporting the advancement of 3G CDMA into the market.
QUALCOMM, for BREW, which opens up CDMA networks to more
applications, a development that will promote consumer demand
and increased differentiation between network providers.