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Congress Will Bring Together Key Industry Leaders to Discuss Evolution and Market Opportunities of 3G CDMA Wireless Communications

COSTA MESA, May 16, 2005 – The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( today announced that the 3G CDMA Americas Congress will be held September 12-14, 2005, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Florida. The tenth annual event will feature industry leaders discussing innovations in 3G CDMA technologies and winning business strategies in the rapidly evolving wireless marketplace.

“3G CDMA technologies, CDMA200® and WCDMA, are delivering next-generation wireless services across the globe, and CDMA2000 continues to lead the wireless market in the introduction of the most advanced data services and applications,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “The CDMA community is celebrating a number of key milestones this year including the tenth anniversary of the first cdmaOne™ launch and the fifth anniversary of the first CDMA2000 deployment, which was also the inaugural IMT-2000 deployment.”

This year’s event will include sessions on global trends in the adoption and penetration of 3G CDMA services, assessing the opportunities for fixed and mobile convergence, evaluating emerging alternative wireless technologies, delivering mobile TV services, and the potential of new revenue streams such as mobile music. In addition to plenary and keynote sessions, the Americas Congress will feature concurrent tracks on business strategy and technology, and the eleventh annual Test Forum. Pre-Congress symposia will take a closer look at market trends and applications for mobile entertainment, mobile broadcasting, and network evolution for CDMA2000 1xEV-DO.

Sponsors confirmed to-date include Airvana, Airwide Solutions, Bridgewater Systems, Cisco, Comverse, Kyocera and Qualcomm.

The Americas Congress is organized by the Institute of International Research (IIR) ( in association with the CDG. To obtain the latest information on the 3G CDMA Americas Congress, please visit the event Web site at

About CDMA2000

CDMA2000 is by far the most widely deployed 3G technology, serving more than 147 million users worldwide. There are 141 CDMA2000 commercial networks, including 22 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO systems, and 40 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 720 CDMA2000 devices are available on 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. For more information about the CDG, contact the CDG News Bureau at +1-714-540-1030 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)