2002 CDMA Americas Congress Highlights CDMA2000's Dominant Position in 3G
Leading Operators and Vendors Gathered to Share their Experiences and Future Plans
COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 19, 2002 - The CDMA Development Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org) reported today that more than 1,200 delegates, representing leading operators, infrastructure, handset and test equipment manufacturers, as well as application developers and solution providers, attended the 2002 CDMA Americas Congress and Eighth Annual CDMA Test Forum held December 3-5 in San Diego. During the three-day event, industry leaders spoke of the benefits and tremendous opportunities that CDMA2000 offers.
"CDMA is leading the wireless industry today. It is the fastest growing
technology, serving 135 million subscribers worldwide, and dominates the 3G
market with more than 25 million CDMA2000 users on five continents," said
Perry LaForge, executive director of CDG. "This year's Americas Congress
clearly demonstrated that CDMA2000 has given operators a significant competitive
advantage in evolving markets for wireless voice and data services."
"CDMA2000 enabled Sprint to quickly and efficiently deploy the largest all-digital, third-generation wireless network in the United States with a minimum capital investment. With CDMA technology, Sprint introduced the next-generation wireless service PCS VisionSM that allows customers nationwide to browse the Internet wirelessly with speeds comparable to a home computer's dial-up connection; check personal and corporate e-mail; download polyphonic ringers and full-color, graphically rich games and screen savers; and take and receive pictures with the PCS Vision CameraSM and select Vision-enabled PCS Phones," said Oliver Valente, chief technology officer for the PCS Division of Sprint.
"CDMA's technology innovation allows us to run an efficient network at low cost and to differentiate our services through cutting-edge applications and high-speed data transmissions," said Gerry Flynn, director, advanced technology strategy/standards, Verizon Wireless.
Highlights of the seventh annual CDMA Americas Congress include:
The next CDG event, the 3G World Congress, will be held June 9-13, 2003 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. For more information, visit the event Web site at www.3Gcongress.com. Next year, the Americas Congress will take place December 8-10 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
The CDMA Development Group is a trade association formed to foster the worldwide
development, implementation and use of cdmaOneTM and CDMA2000. The 110 member
companies of the CDG include many of the world's largest wireless operators
and equipment manufacturers. The primary activities of the CDG include development
of CDMA features and services, public relations, education and seminars, regulatory
affairs and international support. Currently, there are more than 500 individuals
working within various CDG subcommittees on CDMA-related matters. For more information
about the CDG, contact Valerie Christopherson of the CDG News Bureau at +1-714-540-1030,
ext. 14, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit the CDG Web site at www.cdg.org.