CDMA2000 1XEV-DO WILL BRING BROADBAND WIRELESS DATA SERVICES TO AUSTRALIA
Telstra to Offer Nationwide CDMA2000 Coverage
COSTA MESA, Calif., July 27, 2004 —The CDMA Development Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org) today congratulated Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company, on the carrier’s decision to deploy CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO to offer broadband-equivalent mobile data access to customers in major cities and selected regional areas across Australia. The carrier also will expand its CDMA2000 1X network. When completed, by the end of 2004, Telstra’s network will have nationwide CDMA2000 1X coverage and one of the largest CDMA footprints in the world.
The advanced capabilities of CDMA2000 1xEV-DO facilitate high-speed wireless Internet connection options for subscribers at data speeds of 300-600 Kilobits per second (Kbps). Subscribers with a compatible mobile phone, or a PC card or modem used with a laptop or desktop computer, can wirelessly access email, the Internet and even company networks.
“Carriers around the world are turning to CDMA2000 1xEV-DO for its superior service delivery capabilities, propelling them to the forefront in bringing high-speed wireless data access to consumers,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “1xEV-DO not only provides customers with an enhanced mobile solution, but enables carriers, such as Telstra, to rapidly and cost-effectively provide broadband access in remote areas.”
SK Telecom first deployed CDMA2000 1xEV-DO in Korea in January 2002. Seven additional networks have been launched since, by KT Freetel also in Korea, KDDI in Japan, Vesper and Brasil Telecom in Brazil, PT Wireless Indonesia, APBWC in Taiwan, and Verizon Wireless in the United States.
CDMA2000 leads in 3G deployments with 89 carriers in 40 countries on six continents. An additional 19 CDMA2000 networks will be launched in 2004. Today, 47 manufacturers provide more than 600 CDMA2000 handsets, including 59 1xEV-DO models.
More information on CDMA2000 and CDMA2000 1xEV-DO is available on the CDG Web site at www.cdg.org.
About the CDG
The CDMA Development Group is a trade association formed to foster the worldwide development, implementation and use of CDMA technologies. The more than 100 member companies of the CDG include many of the world’s largest wireless carriers 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. The subscriber numbers in this release are estimates provided by third parties on a quarterly basis and have not been independently verified by CDG. For more information about the CDG, contact Antony Bruno or John Votava of the CDG News Bureau at +1-714-540-1030, ext. 14 or 25 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, or visit the CDG Web site at www.cdg.org.
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