CDMA DEVELOPMENT GROUP CONGRATULATES TELECOM MOBILE LIMITED ON DEPLOYMENT OF CDMA2000 1xEV-DO IN NEW ZEALAND
The Carrier Will Offer the Most Advanced Data Services at Affordable Prices
COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 15, 2004 — The CDMA Development Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org) today congratulated Telecom Mobile Limited on its launch of CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO high-speed data services in key markets throughout New Zealand. The service, branded Mobile Broadband, will offer a wide range of enhanced data applications to businesses and consumers, including broadband access to the Internet and e-mail, push-to-talk, video messaging and video conferencing.
“With CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, Telecom Mobile will provide advanced data services far ahead of its competitors,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “The commercial success of 1xEV-DO demonstrates that there is great demand for data applications and Telecom Mobile, like other operators worldwide, will see a significant return on investment.”
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO is a data-optimized technology and delivers data at speeds of up to 2.4 Mbps. In commercial networks, it supports average speeds of 300-600 Kbps, the highest data rates of any commercial technology. Subscribers with a compatible mobile phone, PC card or modem can wirelessly access the Internet, download videos and music, view TV programs and send video messages.
Telecom Mobile joins 15 other CDMA2000 carriers who have commercially launched 1xEV-DO. An additional 14 carriers are deploying 1xEV-DO and four are conducting trials across Asia, Australia, Europe, North and Latin America.
More information on CDMA2000 1xEV-DO is available on the CDG Web site at www.cdg.org.
About CDMA2000: 100 Million & Growing
There are more than 127 million people across all continents using CDMA2000 technologies. 100 operators in 50 countries worldwide offer CDMA2000 services, and 19 more will launch in the coming months. More than 700 CDMA2000 devices have been introduced to the market.
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 the CDG News Bureau at +1-714-540-1030, ext. 17 and 25, or firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, or visit the CDG Web site at www.cdg.org.
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