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Carrier Will Launch First 1xEV-DO Services In Central America

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COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 31, 2005 —The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( today congratulated Telefónica Móviles on its deployment of CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO high-speed data services in key markets throughout Guatemala. The carrier will offer subscribers in Guatemala high-speed access comparable to broadband speeds to meet residential and enterprise needs.

“Telefónica Móviles’ announcement to offer 1xEV-DO to its subscribers puts them at the forefront of wireless communications services,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “Now subscribers in Guatemala will benefit from the advantages 1xEV-DO offers, including broadband access to email, Internet and multimedia applications.”

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.

“Telefónica Móviles has always met the demands of its subscribers to offer the highest quality voice and data access on the market,” said Juan Antonio Abellán, general manager of Telefónica Móviles. “We are able to augment our leadership position in the region by providing our subscribers with high-speed access to 3G services based on 1xEV-DO technology.”

About CDMA2000

CDMA2000 is by far the most widely deployed 3G technology, with 144 CDMA2000 commercial networks, including 22 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO systems, and 52 more are being deployed. CDMA2000 has become the technology of choice for cdmaOne™, TDMA, analog and Greenfield operators, and is deployed in the 450, 800, 1700, 1900 and 2100 MHz bands. More than 860 CDMA2000 devices are available on the market.

More information on CDMA2000 1xEV-DO is 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. 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, or, or visit the CDG Web site at

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***cdmaOne is a trademark of the CDG
***CDMA2000 is a registered trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA-USA)