WIRELESS LEADERS RECOGNIZED FOR SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF 3G CDMA TECHNOLOGIES DURING INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
CDMA Development Group Applauds Leading Companies and Individuals For Wireless Innovations
HONG KONG, June 12, 2002 - The CDMA Development Group
(CDG) (www.cdg.org) honored the accomplishments of leading
companies and individuals at the 3G CDMA Industry Achievement
Awards ceremony yesterday during the opening session of the
3G World Congress, being held this week at the Hong Kong Exhibition
and Convention Centre. Perry LaForge, executive director of
the CDG, and Stephen Cole, host of BBC World's IT show, "Click
Online," presented the awards to this year's recipients.
This year's 3G CDMA Industry Achievement Award recipients are:
· Industry Leadership Award: Dr. Jae Byun, SK Telecom
Dr. Jae Byun of SK Telecom, for leading the first commercial implementation of CDMA2000 1xEV-DO and his active promotion of CDMA's successes.
· International Leadership: KT Freetel
KT Freetel, for its role as one of the first operators to commercially deploy 3G, and for bringing new and innovative services to market.
· Service Innovation: KDDI
KDDI, for its cutting-edge applications that are defining the future of wireless data services.
· Subscriber Technology Innovation: Samsung Electronics
Samsung, for its impressive array of more than 40 models of CDMA2000 1X phones and devices with advances such as color screens and cameras and for the recent announcement of the first CDMA2000 1xEV-DO phones to market.
· Infrastructure Technology Innovation: Nortel
Networks and Sprint PCS
Nortel Networks and Sprint PCS, for pioneering Advanced Smart Antenna technology, which directly addresses cost effectiveness of infrastructure and can help operators to maximize network capacity.
· Innovative Solutions: Hewlett-Packard Company/SignalSoft
Corporation/SnapTrack, A QUALCOMM Company/Sprint PCS
Hewlett-Packard, SignalSoft, SnapTrack and Sprint PCS for the deployment of the first E911 Phase II services in the U.S. with handset-based location technology.