CDMA WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY TAKES THE GOLD AT THE 2002 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES
CDMA Operators and Manufacturers Deliver Cutting-Edge Data Applications and Superior Voice Services to Olympic Visitors
COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 18, 2002 - CDMA wireless operators and manufacturers are delivering advanced communications services in Salt Lake City, site of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDMA Development Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org), today commented, "CDMA continues to bring advanced data services to life, which is evident through the technology's dominant footprint at this year's Olympic Winter Games. The CDMA community has done an excellent job delivering on the promise of cutting-edge applications and superior voice services."
Four CDMA network operators are providing services in Salt Lake City, two of which are offering 3G. Verizon Wireless is operating its 3G services based on CDMA2000, providing customers access to advanced mobile services. Sprint PCS is previewing its next-generation CDMA2000 network, which is scheduled for commercial roll out in mid-2002. Applications that are being utilized in Salt Lake City include wireless gaming, music download and multimedia capabilities.
Qwest PCS, the official telecommunications provider of the Olympics, and Leap are also offering wireless services via CDMA technology.
In addition to CDMA network operators, device manufacturer Samsung is showcasing 16 of its wireless devices during the Olympic games to fans from around the world. The company is also providing the SCH-T300, the official mobile phone of this year's Olympics.