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CDMA2000 Technology Continues to Evolve to Provide Enhanced High-Speed Data Capabilities

COSTA MESA, Calif., March 9, 2004 – The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( reported today the approval of CDMA2000® 1xEV-DV Release D, enabling carriers around the world to meet the demand for advanced wireless data services. Release D was approved by 3GPP2 Technical Specification Group CDMA2000 (TSG-C) under the leadership of its chair, Dr. B.K. Yi, during the group’s recent meeting in Seoul.

“Today’s announcement is a yet another milestone for CDMA2000 and we are extremely pleased with the progress that the industry has achieved,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “CDMA2000 is clearly the leading 3G technology, with proven commercial success and a clear evolution path to support market needs today and in the future. CDMA2000 1xEV-DV Release D will enable CDMA2000 1X carriers to significantly improve the efficiency of their networks and offer the most advanced data applications such as TV broadcasts and video telephony.”

CDMA2000 1xEV-DV provides integrated voice and simultaneous high-speed data on a single carrier and allows greater flexibility in managing the data and voice mix. It supports the most advanced high-speed applications and delivers improved user experience. Release D incorporates forward and reverse link technology enhancements to the physical layer design of Release C. New dedicated channels, the forward packet data channel (F-PDCH) and the reverse packet data channel (R-PDCH), were introduced to support high-speed packet transmissions of up to 3.091 Mbps in the forward and 1.8456 Mbps in the reverse link.

CDMA2000 leads in 3G deployments with 85 CDMA2000 1X and CDMA2000 1xEV-DO commercial networks in 40 countries on six continents. CDMA2000 1xEV-DV is expected to be commercially available in 2005.

CDMA2000 subscriber statistics and deployment information are available on the CDG Web site at

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. For more information about the CDG, contact Valerie Christopherson of the CDG News Bureau at +1-714-540-1030, ext. 14, e-mail, or visit the CDG Web site at

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