3G WORLD CONGRESS DEMONSTRATES PREMIER POSITION OF CDMA AS THE LEADING 3G WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
COSTA MESA, Calif., June 26, 2002 – The CDMA Development Group (CDG) and its member companies demonstrated how CDMA2000 is delivering 3G wireless services during the 7th Annual 3G World Congress, held in Hong Kong, June 10-14, 2002.
Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG stated, “CDMA2000 is the
premier 3G technology with 10 million wireless subscribers, more than 120 devices
and multimedia services available in the global marketplace today.”
One of the key events at the Congress was the annual 3G CDMA Industry Achievement Awards ceremony. The CDG recognized leading individuals and companies in wireless communications. Recipients of this year’s awards included: Dr. Jae Byun, SK Telecom for Industry Leadership; KT Freetel for International Leadership; KDDI for Service Innovation; Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. for Subscriber Technology Innovation; Nortel Networks and Sprint PCS for Infrastructure Technology Innovation; and Hewlett-Packard Company, SignalSoft Corporation, SnapTrack and Sprint PCS for Innovative Solutions.
The CDG hosted a press conference focusing on operators’ and manufacturers’ experiences in delivering 3G services. Dr. Hideo Okinaka, general manager of strategic technology planning, KDDI, discussed the company’s phenomenal CDMA2000 growth, reaching close to 900,000 3G subscribers and adding 10,000 new subscribers per day. Dr. Myung S. Lee, vice president, SK Telecom, shared insight into how SK Telecom is generating higher revenues by delivering multimedia services over its CDMA2000 1X and CDMA2000 1xEV-DO networks. Hee Chong Yoon, senior manager, Samsung Electronics, provided an overview of CDMA2000 1xEV-DO infrastructure and devices. Youn-Kwan Kim, CTO, LG Telecom, provided examples of CDMA2000 applications and services.
“The CDMA community clearly is at the forefront of technology innovation. We expect CDMA2000 technology to advance rapidly,” said LaForge.
The next major CDMA industry event, the 2002 CDMA Americas Congress, will be held Dec. 3-5, 2002 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. For more information, visit the event Web site at www.cdma-americas.com.