FIRST 3G PHONES CERTIFIED BY THE CDMA CERTIFICATION FORUM
CCF Process Increases Test Coverage and Reduces Time and Cost to Deliver CDMA2000 Devices
Costa Mesa, CALIF. and San Diego – Dec. 12, 2005 – The CDMA Development Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org) and Axesstel (AMEX:AFT) (www.axesstel.com) today announced that the CDMA Certification Forum ( CCF) (www.globalccf.org) has certified two CDMA2000® 1X phones for commercial availability – Axesstel L800 and P830 Fixed Wireless Desktop Phones.
Using the streamlined test and global certification process developed by the CCF, Axesstel was able to prepare its two new fixed wireless phones for commercial availability using the NEWS IQ test facility located in San Diego. The two phone models were tested in parallel using the standard CCF Lab ( CCF-L) test plan that increases the number of test cases conducted by 40% over the traditional CDG test process. The devices were tested and certified within three weeks.
“With these phones we have demonstrated that using the CCF certification process, CDMA2000 devices can be tested and certified in less time with increased test coverage and at a cost of 20% of the traditional test process,” remarked Thom Erickson, president and CEO of the CCF.
The CCF certification will permit Axesstel to commercialize these two devices worldwide.
“We are pleased to be the first manufacturer to have devices certified using the CCF test process,” commented Lixin Cheng, chief sales officer and president of the fixed wireless group at Axesstel. “By using the CCF test process we are able to bring these devices to market quickly and at a lower certification cost.”
As an independent testing and evaluation laboratory that supports the rapid commercialization of next-generation CDMA devices, NEWS IQ (ww.newsiq-inc.com) is the first of many labs around the world that will expedite the commercial availability of CDMA2000 devices using the lower-cost and non-proprietary CCF test process.
“The process went smoothly,” according to James Fraley, CEO of NEWS IQ. “The modem layer functionality, product conformance and essential performance characteristics of the devices were certified in record time,” he added.
“The time and cost savings realized by the CCF testing process will ensure that CDMA operators worldwide can address the growing demand for CDMA2000 devices, including very low-cost handsets,” said Perry LaForge , executive director of the CDG. “This significant milestone clearly demonstrates the value gained from evolving the existing CDG test process and marks an essential step towards continued commercialization of CDMA2000 3G technologies.”
About the CCF
The CDMA Certification Forum (CCF) is a partnership between CDMA operators and CDMA device vendors to certify CDMA2000 devices that are ready for commercialization. The CCF offers a streamlined global certification process that enables devices to be adequately tested and certified for commercialization in an affordable and timely manner. Its charter is to define and maintain a global standard certification test plan to certify that CDMA2000 devices meet the requisite product conformance, network interoperability, and essential performance specifications that are dictated by international standards bodies. The forum, whose founding members include Motorola, Nokia, QUALCOMM, Telstra, U.S. Cellular and Via Telecom, is also responsible for validating test platforms, authorizing test facilities, auditing test data and issuing device certifications. For more information about the CCF, visit the CCF Web site at www.globalccf.org or contact the CDG News Bureau.
Axesstel (AMEX:AFT) is a leader in the design and development of fixed wireless voice and broadband data products. Axesstel's product portfolio includes fixed wireless desktop phones, public call office phones, voice/data terminals and broadband modems for access to voice calling and high-speed data services. Axesstel delivers innovative fixed wireless solutions to leading telecommunications operators and distributors worldwide. Axesstel is headquartered in San Diego, California with a research and development center and manufacturing facilities in Seoul, South Korea. For more information on Axesstel, visit www.axesstel.com.
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 visit the CDG Web site at www.cdg.org or contact the CDG News Bureau at +1 714-540-1030.
CDMA technology’s global reach spans 200 operators in 72 countries. CDMA2000 is the most widely deployed 3G technology, with 131 CDMA2000 operators in 61 countries, including 24 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO systems. There are more than 200 million 3G CDMA2000 subscribers. 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 900 CDMA2000 devices are available on the market. More information on CDMA2000 is available on the CDG Web site at www.cdg.org.
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