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Leading Carriers, Vendors, Content Providers and Analysts will Convene to Provide Expert Vision on Business Opportunities with CDMA2000

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COSTA MESA, Calif., June 29, 2004 – The 2004 CDMA Americas Congress, the largest industry event for the pan-American CDMA community, will be held Sept. 28-30, 2004, in Miami, Florida. The conference will explore business and technology strategies for increasing revenue with CDMA2000®, featuring expert perspectives on niche markets such as enterprise and youth, and focusing on interoperability for services such as multimedia messaging services (MMS) and push-to-talk, convergence of fixed and wireless, as well as emerging technologies. Presenters will share deployment experiences with CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO, development progress of 1xEV-DV, and successful strategies for launching innovative, revenue-generating services and applications.

“2004 has been a tremendous year for CDMA, the fastest-growing wireless technology and the dominant platform for advanced services worldwide,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of CDG. “CDMA is revolutionizing the way people communicate and is creating opportunities for wireless. This conference is an excellent venue for the industry to come together to share their experiences and vision for the future.”

Keynote presenters will be:

  • Michael Neuman, president and COO, Bell Mobility
  • Cindy Christy, president, mobility business, Lucent Technologies
  • Sören Petersen, senior vice president and general manager, CDMA business unit, Nokia
  • Peter MacKinnon, president, wireless service providers, Nortel Networks
  • Dr. Irwin Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer, Qualcomm
  • Gilles Delfassy, senior vice president, worldwide terminals business unit, Texas Instruments
  • John Rooney, president and chief executive officer, U.S. Cellular
  • Richard Lynch, chief technical officer, Verizon Wireless
  • Dan Schulman, president and chief executive officer, Virgin Mobile USA

Additional companies confirmed to present at this time include American Greetings Mobile, Bermuda Digital Communications, Chasma Interactive Publishing, CTIA, Deutsche Banc Securities, Downplay, Enpocket, Ericsson, Freemantle Media, HBO, IBM, iGillott Research, InfoAmericas, Kyocera Wireless Corp., Leap, MFORMA, Mobile Entertainment Forum, Nextel Communications, Open Mobile Alliance, Outlook4Mobility, The Shosteck Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Sprint, Thumbworks, Univision, UTStarcom, Warner Music Group, Western Wireless, and Xingtone.

The tenth annual CDMA Test Forum will be co-located with the Americas Congress, and will examine tools and techniques to ensure high quality and performance for voice and data services with CDMA2000. The Americas Congress will feature several half-day workshops that will take an in-depth look at issues of interest to wireless carriers, such as a technical overview of CDMA2000 1xEV-DO and 1xEV-DV, opportunities with inter-standard roaming and mobile marketing strategies. The 3G CDMA Industry Achievement Awards will be presented at the Congress, on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

Sponsors of the 2004 CDMA Americas Congress include Comverse, Dyaptive Systems, Ericsson, Kyocera Wireless Corp., Lucent Technologies, Nokia, Nortel Networks, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and UTStarcom.

The Americas Congress is organized by the Institute for International Research (IIR) ( in association with the CDG. For more information about the 2004 CDMA Americas Congress, please visit

About the CDG

The CDMA Development Group is a trade association formed to foster the worldwide development, implementation and use of CDMA technologies. The 110 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. For more information about the CDG, contact the CDG News Bureau at +1-714-540-1030 or visit the CDG Web site at

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