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COSTA MESA, Calif., July 25, 2005 – The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( today announced t he keynote line-up for the 3G CDMA Americas Congress, which will be held Sept. 12-14, 2005, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Florida. The tenth annual event will feature leading industry experts from around the world discussing the latest 3G CDMA technology advancements and wireless business opportunities.

This year’s keynote speakers include:

  • Robert Odendaal, CEO, Bell Mobility and Video Services
  • Michael K. Powell, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission from 2001-2005
  • Zhang Shunmao, President, Wireless Networks, Huawei Technologies
  • Tadashi Onodera, President, KDDI
  • Byung Moo (Brian) Kim, Ph.D., President, SK Telecom International
  • Adrian Steckel, CEO, UNEFON
  • John Stratton, Vice President and CMO, Verizon Wireless

Additional companies confirmed as presenters include 3GPP2, ALLTEL, AT&T Corporation, Centennial Dominicana, Deutsche Banc Securities, Downplay, Dwango Wireless, ESPN, GoTV Networks, iGillott Research, International 450 Association, I-Play, KTF, M7 Networks, MFORMA Group, Mobile Enterprise Magazine, Mobile Entertainment Forum, Mobile Marketing Association, Rutberg & Co., Signals Consulting, Signals Research Group, SmartVideo Technologies, Sprint, Telenor, Telus Mobility, usa Wireless, U.S. Cellular, Vindigo Studios, Warner Music Group and WiMAX Forum.

Delegates at the 3G CDMA Americas Congress will hear about global wireless communications trends and the overall adoption and success of 3G CDMA services. There will be presentations on opportunities for fixed-mobile convergence, alternative wireless technologies, mobile TV services and mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs). A pre-conference symposium on mobile entertainment will focus on business opportunities, industry expansion and services available today. Following the keynote plenary sessions, the conference will present technology and business strategy tracks and the 11 th annual Test Forum. The technology track will explore the evolution of 3G CDMA technologies, the business strategy track will examine how to maximize revenues with 3G, and the Test Forum will look at how to ensure high quality and performance for voice and data services on 3G CDMA networks.

“Over the past decade, the Americas Congress has evolved to meet the educational needs of the wireless industry,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “We are pleased that the tenth anniversary of this event coincides with our celebration of the tenth year of commercial CDMA services. The CDMA platform is leading the wireless industry into the next generation of wireless services and creating opportunities for forward-looking wireless innovators.”

Sponsors of this year’s Americas Congress are Airvana, Airwide Solutions, Bridgewater Systems, Cisco Systems, Comverse, Huawei Technologies, Kyocera, Lucent Technologies, Nokia, QUALCOMM, QUALCOMM MediaFLO, Telecordia and Venturi Wireless. Exhibitors include Actix, Agilent Technologies, Anritsu, CelPlan, Spirent Communications and Tektronix.

The 3G CDMA Americas Congress is organized by the Institute for International Research (IIR) ( in association with the CDG. For more information regarding the 2005 3G CDMA Americas Congress, please visit the event Web site at

About the CDG

The CDMA Development Group is a nonprofit trade association formed to foster the worldwide development, implementation and use of CDMA technologies. The 100-plus member companies of the CDG include many of the world’s largest wireless operators 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. 17, e-mail, or visit the CDG Web site at

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