CDG Press Releases
CDMA2000 EVOLUTION LEADS WIRELESS REVOLUTION
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision A to Make Commercial Debut in 2006; Revision C Standard to be Published in 1H 2007
Las Vegas , NV — April 5, 2006 — The CDMA Development Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org) today announced details about the CDMA2000® evolutionary roadmap, taking CDMA2000 into the next decade. Highlights include the commercial deployment of CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision A networks by late 2006, and the publication of the Revision C standard by the second quarter of 2007. These developments put CDMA2000 operators ahead in the introduction of all-IP and next-generation multimedia technologies.
“With commercial Revision A products available this year, and work on Revision C well underway, CDMA2000 has a clear evolutionary path for the next decade,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “This roadmap gives CDMA2000 operators and equipment manufacturers a major competitive advantage in terms of time-to-market because they can make and execute long-range plans today.”
CDMA2000 evolution will include the following milestones:
“CDMA2000 has a 2-3 year lead in 3G and wireless broadband today,” continued LaForge. “And with a clear vision and a proven track record of timely delivery, the CDMA2000 industry will also set the pace in the evolution to next-generation services.”
“Lucent is committed to ensuring that CDMA2000 remains a cost-effective technology that provides mobile operators with the most advanced features and an easy migration path to future network enhancements,” said Mike Iandolo, president of Mobility Access Solutions for Lucent Technologies’ Network Solutions Group. “Working with other members of 3GPP2, we’ve developed an attractive evolution path for CDMA operators that will enable them to deliver the most innovative wireless services for years to come.”
"Motorola is actively involved in the evolution of the CDMA air interface, and we believe the benefits to our operator customers will be tremendous both in the services and applications they can offer their end-users," said Bruce Stone, Motorola senior vice president of CDMA Cellular Networks.
“1xEV-DO Revision C incorporates the advancements in OFDM and MIMO technologies that are fundamentally going to be a common building block for all the next-generation wireless access technologies," said Doug Wolff, general manager, CDMA, Nortel. "While laying a competitive evolution path for operators, 1xEV-DO Revision C will change the way subscribers use broadband wireless by delivering significant increase in throughputs and peak rates.”
“The CDMA2000 evolution path has no end in sight and continues to provide operators with a time-to-market advantage in providing consumers and enterprise users with a compelling array of applications and services, including rich multimedia content and mobile broadband,” said Jeffrey A. Jacobs, president, Global Development, QUALCOMM®.
A number of manufacturers are featuring CDMA2000 next generation capabilities at CTIA Wireless 2006 in Las Vegas this week.
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