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Third Annual Event Explores Benefits of CDMA Technology for Latin America


The 2004 CDMA Latin America Regional Conference will feature leading wireless companies sharing their experiences in developing and deploying CDMA2000® 1X, 1xEV-DO and 1xEV-DV wireless technologies, as well as advancements in infrastructure and devices, and the latest services and applications.

This year’s conference will explore key topics of interest to the Latin American wireless marketplace, such as new markets for broadband access and universal services, revenue-generating services and applications, and device features and advanced functionality. In addition, there will be a regional roaming forum and several interactive workshops focusing on application development, deploying multimedia messaging services and push-to-talk.

The conference is endorsed by VIVO.


Confirmed speakers at this year’s conference include:

  • Edmundo Matarazzo, Director of Global Services, Anatel
  • Perry LaForge, Executive Director, CDMA Development Group
  • Didier Ghez, Senior Producer, Disney Internet Group Latin America
  • Jose Otero, Telecom & IT Director, InfoAmericas
  • Gustavo Guzman, CEO, Iusacell
  • John Dubois, Senior Director, Global Development, Americas, Sprint
  • Sofia Medina, New Services Manager, Telefonica del Peru
  • Gerry Flynn, Director, Advanced Technology Strategy/Standards, Verizon Wireless
  • Alexandre Alvim, Executive Director, Giro - Broadband Internet Business Unit, Vesper-Embratel
  • Luis Avelar, Vice President, Information Technology, Products and Services, VIVO
  • Wally Swain, Principal Analyst, Yankee Group

Additional companies presenting are Airvana, Audiovox, Axesstel, Bridgewater Systems, Brightstar, Celerica, CIBERNET, Ericsson, Gemplus, Kodiak Networks, Kyocera, Link, Lucent Technologies, Nokia, Nortel Networks, Openwave, Qualcomm, Starent Networks, Syniverse Technologies, TakeNET, VeriSign, and WIZ.

The CDMA Development Group ( is an 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. For more information about the CDG, visit its Web site at

WHEN: May 26-28, 2004
WHERE: Hotel Sofitel
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

For more information about the 2004 CDMA Latin America Regional Conference, please contact the CDG News Bureau at +1-714-540-1030 or Gaspar and Associates at +55-11-3037-3200.


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