Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2001
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, Calif.
CDMA DEVELOPMENT GROUP SIGNS MOU WITH ASETA
Memorandum of Understanding Facilitates Exchange of
Information Related to Wireless Communications Between the
CDG and ASETA
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1, 2001, The CDMA Development Group
(CDG) (www.cdg.org) today announced that it has signed a memorandum
of understanding (MOU) with the Association of Telecommunications
Enterprises of the Andean Community (ASETA) (www.aseta.org).
The MOU allows for information exchange between the two associations
on various aspects of wireless communications pertaining to
next-generation wireless technologies.
"The MOU further demonstrates CDG's
commitment to Latin America," said Perry LaForge, executive
director of the CDG. "This type of information sharing
will enable organizations like ASETA and the CDG, to deliver
innovative and practical communications solutions to the region."
"ASETA is pleased to be working with an international
association like the CDG," said Marco Solano, advisor
of ASETA. "This collaboration will provide both associations
with first-hand knowledge on important issues affecting the
industry, as well as influence harmonious development of telecommunications
in the Andean countries."
Under the MOU, ASETA and the CDG will exchange information
on several topics including use of spectrum for the implementation
of IMT-2000, opinions and advice on specific technical issues
related to the development and implementation of technological
options for CDMA IMT-2000 systems, and participation in public
events or educational workshops sponsored by either association.
CDMA is one of the leading technologies in Latin America.
There are more than 17 million cdmaOne subscribers today,
and CDMA2000 will be the first 3G technology to be launched
in the region. CDMA2000 presents a tremendous opportunity
for the region because it offers a practical solution to a
large base of cdmaOne operators, as well as for TDMA operators
as they migrate to next-generation services.
The Association of Telecommunications Enterprises for the
Andean Community is an international organization for cooperation,
coordination and consultation, constituted within the framework
of the Andean Sub-Regional Accord, with the purpose of assisting
in the harmonious development of telecommunications and contributing
to the integration process of the Andean Community of Nations.