THIRD GENERATION WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES AND SERVICE OFFERINGS DISCUSSED AT 3G WORLD CONGRESS
Event Highlighted Expanding World of CDMA
HONG KONG, June 25, 2001 - Industry leaders gathered
to explore the opportunities challenges and implementation
of 3G at Asia's largest wireless event. The 3G World Congress,
the 6th annual CDMA Mobile Conference held in Hong Kong June
11 through June 15, attracted over 1,200 delegates. The sponsors
of the event included industry leading players such as Agilent,
CommWorks, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Kyocera, Lucent Technologies,
Motorola, Nokia, Nortel, Philips, Qualcomm, Samsung and ZTE.
The conference was organized by the CDMA Development Group
(CDG) (www.cdg.org) and Institute for International Research
William Daley, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, delivered
the conference-opening keynote speech. Other keynotes were
Charles Levine, president of Sprint PCS; Jim Healy, past president
of the GSM Association; and Agnes Nardi, managing director
of Hutchison Telecom (HK). Notable industry representatives
included Fabio Leite, Project Manager IMT-2000 of the ITU;
Thomas Sidenbladh, vice chair of the UMTS Forum; and Tom Wheeler,
president and CEO of CTIA.
A highlight of the conference was the signing of memoranda of understanding (MoU) for global roaming between China Unicom and thirteen CDMA operators representing nine countries worldwide. The establishment of these relationships comes on the heels of China Unicom's recent contracts with six vendors to deploy a CDMA network covering more than 15 million customers.
"We are pleased to welcome China Unicom to the CDMA community" said Perry LaForge. "This was a momentous occasion, as never before have so many CDMA carriers around the world gathered to express their commitment to offering international roaming services."
The next major CDMA industry event, the 2001 CDMA Americas
Congress, will be held October 31 through November 2 at the
San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. For
more information, visit www.cdma-americas.com.