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More than 1460 CDMA2000 Devices Have Been Introduced to the Market

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COSTA MESA, Calif., November 14, 2006 – The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( announced today that the number and types of 3G CDMA2000® devices on the market has increased dramatically in the past three years. Due to CDMA2000’s economic maturity, technical performance and versatility, the technology has been successful in addressing and fulfilling the needs of many different market segments.

Since October 2000, the CDMA industry has introduced 1461 CDMA2000 3G devices (1,110 CDMA2000 1X and 351 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO broadband devices). Included in this number are13 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision A (Rev. A) advanced mobile broadband devices, 64 CDMA450 emerging market devices, and 20 WorldMode TM global roaming phones.

The industry has pioneered and commercialized an extensive portfolio of innovative 3G devices. At least 85 vendors are selling a broad variety of CDMA2000 devices, including mobile handsets, personal digital assistants, smartphones, fixed wireless phones, fixed wireless terminals, camera phones, camcorder phones, broadcast phones, personal navigators, PC cards, USB thumb drives, embedded PC notebook modules, desktop modems, tablet PCs, wireless Internet appliances, telemetry units, Wi-Fi routers, payphones, kids’ phones, gaming consoles, car phones, ultra-rugged handhelds, ultra-slim card phones, disposable phones, point of sale machines, and secure wireless phones. This expansive selection of CDMA2000 devices is enabling the technology to affordably meet the diversified needs of nearly 300 million people worldwide.

Perry LaForge , executive director of the CDG, stated, “The CDG commends the CDMA industry for their innovation and leadership in bringing 3G communications to market. The selection and quantity of devices demonstrates the maturity of the CDMA2000 industry. The technology is addressing a large variety of market segments; from ultra low-cost, entry-level handsets for emerging markets to ultra-rugged devices for military applications. No other technology has the economies of scale, ecosystem or robustness to address all of these market opportunities.”

More information on CDMA2000 deployments and device selection is available at and

About CDMA2000
CDMA2000 is the most widely deployed 3G technology, with 180 operators in 76 countries, including 52 CDMA2000 1x-EV-DO systems, serving more than 275 million subscribers.  Counting 2G cdmaOne™ subscribers, there are more than 335 million CDMA users worldwide.  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 1,460 CDMA2000 devices from more than 85 suppliers have been introduced to the market, including more than 350 1xEV-DO devices.  More information on CDMA2000 is available on the CDG Web site at

About CDG
The CDMA Development Group is a trade association formed to foster the worldwide development, implementation and use of CDMA2000 technologies. The more than 120 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 CDMA2000 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 CDMA2000-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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