CDMA2000 MANUFACTURERS COMMENT ON THE STRENGTH OF THE 3G CDMA2000 EVOLUTION PATH
CDMA2000 Evolution Path Provides Significant Boost in the Introduction of All-IP, Next-Generation Multimedia Technologies
COSTA MESA, CALIF. — June 26, 2006 — Manufacturers commented today on the strength of the CDMA2000® 3G evolution path, the CDMA Development Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org) reports. Specifically, manufacturers emphasized that 1xEV-DO’s migration to Revisions A through C ensures the technology’s ability to deliver vital advanced broadband services. Many of the world’s top-tier operators, including KDDI, LG Telecom, Sprint Nextel, Verizon Wireless and Telecom New Zealand have committed to, or are already in the process of, deploying the all-IP technology.
“The deployment of Revision A is a major milestone in the delivery of next-generation wireless broadband, and is an important step towards converged voice and data services,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “Through an easy upgrade of existing networks, CDMA2000 vendors will enable operators to retain their first-to-market status with these capabilities.”
CDMA2000 vendors commented:
- AIRVANA: “CDMA2000 will deliver next-generation broadband services long before the competition,” said Paul Callahan, vice president of business development for Airvana. “EV-DO, Rev. A will bring high-quality mobile VoIP to consumers and businesses years ahead of UMTS.”
- QUALCOMM: “CDMA2000 has already greatly changed the lifestyles of millions of people around the globe by offering a broad range of services,” said Jeffrey K. Belk, senior vice president of marketing for QUALCOMM. “The next evolution of EV-DO will take mobile broadband to the next level, enabling access to highly compelling, fully integrated voice and data services.”
- LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES: “The CDMA2000 roadmap cost-effectively and efficiently enables operators to deliver new, next-generation services that blend voice, data, video and multimedia capabilities,” said Tom Goodwin, regional CTO, Lucent Technologies Asia Pacific. “It also will help CDMA2000 operators remain at the cutting edge of wireless communications for years to come.”
- MOTOROLA: “ In terms of services and applications, CDMA2000’s migration path offers a very compelling package to subscribers,” said Bruce Stone, senior vice president, Motorola. “The advanced capabilities of Revision A will deliver a new generation of wireless data services faster and more efficiently than ever before, providing users more choices and an enhanced wireless experience. ”
- NORTEL : “CDMA2000 and its evolution enables critical, real-time applications that benefit end-users while improving spectral efficiency, driving a competitive advantage for operators,” said Doug Wolff, vice president and general manager, CDMA, Nortel. “Because the CDMA2000 solution can be easily evolved from the existing infrastructure, it provides significant investment protection for operators as they roll out mobile broadband services.”
1xEV-DO has been commercially available since January 2002 and is leading the way for all mobile broadband technologies globally. Today, there are 37 commercial 1xEV-DO networks in 24 countries and 40 more are being deployed. In Q1 2006, 1xEV-DO added six million users to reach a total of 30 million subscribers. In addition, there are 280 1xEV-DO-ready devices on the market. CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision A is an enhanced version of 1xEV-DO Release 0. Revision A is optimized for packet data service, and supports peak data rates of 3.1 Mbps on the forward link and up to 1.8 Mbps on the reverse link. Revision A also reduces system latencies to support delay-sensitive applications.
More information on CDMA2000, Rev A and the evolution path is available at www.cdg.org.
CDMA2000 is the most widely deployed 3G technology in the world, with 152 CDMA2000 operators in 68 countries, and 37 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO systems in commercial operation. With more than 250 million subscribers CDMA2000 controls 82 percent of the 3G market. 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. Nearly 1,200 CDMA2000 devices are available on the market, including 244 1xEV-DO devices. More information on CDMA2000 is available on the CDG Web site at www.cdg.org.
The CDMA Development Group is a trade association formed to foster the worldwide development, implementation and use of CDMA technologies. The more than 110 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 www.cdg.org.
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