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Annual Awards Recognize Leading Individuals and Companies for Excellence in Deploying Advanced 3G CDMA Networks, Products and Services

HONG KONG, December 5, 2007 – The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( today announced the recipients of the 2007 3G CDMA Industry Achievement Awards, presented yesterday at a reception jointly hosted by the CDG and the Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) in Hong Kong. The awards recognize individuals and companies for excellence in deploying advanced 3G CDMA networks, products and services.

“CDMA continues to lead worldwide in the deployment and proliferation of advanced mobile broadband services,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “The CDG congratulates all of the recipients of this year’s awards and appreciates their contributions to the CDMA2000® ecosystem and the wireless industry in general.”
This year’s 3G CDMA Industry Achievement Award recipients are:

  • Industry Leadership: Dr. Byung K. Yi, Senior Executive Vice President, LG MobileComm, Inc.
    • Given to the individual who has provided the most dynamic leadership in 3G industry activities, including contributions to standards development and the growth and evolution of 3G CDMA technologies.
    • For the last 20 years, Dr. B. K. Yi has been actively involved in the CDMA2000 industry throughout the various phases of its development. His leadership has enhanced global education, standardization, research and development and the promotion of CDMA2000 technologies. Yi also participated in 3GPP2 to develop the EV-DO Rel. 0 and Rev. A specifications.

  • Operator Leadership: KDDI Corporation and Reliance Communications
    • Given to the operators that have demonstrated leadership in the wireless community through the expansion of 3G CDMA system deployments and/or the unique implementation of 3G CDMA technologies in a specific market.
    • KDDI was the first carrier in the world to commercially deploy Broadcast and Multicast Services (BCMCS). Using its nationwide Rev. A network, KDDI has demonstrated the advantages of simultaneously broadcasting and multicasting rich multimedia content over the same network it uses for mobile voice and data.
    • Reliance Communications, India’s second-largest operator and the fastest-growing CDMA operator in the Asia-Pacific region, has deployed one of the largest all-IP networks in the world to serve more than 36 million subscribers, more than 25 percent of India’s mobile market share. Reliance is a leader in network coverage, overall call quality and customer service in India.

  • Subscriber Technology Innovation: LG Electronics, Inc. and Verizon Wireless for Voyager
    • Given to the companies that have demonstrated innovative thinking in terms of services supported and terminal design. Resulting products take advantage of the inherent benefits and latest technological developments of 3G CDMA, offering consumers state-of-the-art terminals in both features and packaging.
    • The Voyager is a touch-screen multimedia phone capable of receiving TV transmissions and sending text-based communications using a full QWERTY keyboard. The Voyager supports features such as forced feedback on the touch screen (which vibrates when your finger is in the right place) and dual high-resolution screens: an internal LCD screen to complement its large external touch screen. The device runs on Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO Rev. A network which enables much quicker connection times and higher data speeds to enhance the user experience.
  • Network Technology Innovation: Samsung Electronics for UbiCell System
    • Given to the company that has introduced network capabilities that allow 3G CDMA operators flexible and cost-effective solutions for implementing advanced features and an easy evolution path to future network enhancements.
    • The Samsung UbiCell System is the world’s first commercial CDMA Femtocell. It was deployed commercially by Sprint in September 2007. Samsung’s technology provides operators with a quick, focused, cost-effective solution that offers enhanced coverage at home or in a small office, enabling consumers to effectively carry one phone inside and outside and continue to benefit from the carrier’s bundled services. The solution enables wireless operators to steer indoor wireless traffic over the public Internet and thus achieve significant capacity savings on the macro network, while improving the user experience.

Selected in conjunction with the MEF, this year’s Consumer Award winners are:

  • Innovation in Consumer Entertainment Services: SK Telecom for Mobile Web Service
    • Given to the operator that has leveraged the capabilities of 3G CDMA to introduce a broad array of innovative and appealing consumer entertainment services (music, games, mobile TV, social networking, etc.) to the market.
    • SK Telecom's ‘Mobile Web Service’ provides numerous innovations that facilitate browsing the Web with a mobile device. The service delivers full-featured Web experiences to mobile users and enables Web portals and Web content providers to expand their target market.
  • Innovation in Consumer Entertainment Services Development: Juice Wireless for JuiceCaster
    • Given to the application developer or content provider that has developed innovative and appealing entertainment applications or services (music, games, mobile TV, social networking, etc.) for 3G CDMA operators.
    • JuiceCaster allows consumers to instantly capture their own mobile phone videos and post them to virtually any other mobile phone or social media website. JuiceCaster is fueling the explosion of user-generated content (UGC) and online social networking while letting consumers browse, watch and comment on UGC videos right from their mobile phone.

Chosen in partnership with Mobile Enterprise Magazine, this year’s Enterprise Award winners are:

  • Innovation in Wireless Enterprise: Cox Communications Inc. and NetMotion Wireless
    • Given to the end-user company that has implemented a wireless enterprise application via a 3G CDMA network with the aim of streamlining operations, increasing worker productivity and achieving a compelling return on investment.
    • Cox and NetMotion deployed a service technician solution that includes 3,500 laptops in the field and the ability for IT administrators to have a complete, system-wide view of user activity from a single Web-based interface. Administrators can remotely access a technician’s laptop to manage and expedite troubleshooting.
  • Innovation in Wireless Enterprise Solutions Development: Sprint and Alcatel-Lucent for SprintSecure Laptop Guardian
    • Given to the application developer that has leveraged the capabilities of the 3G CDMA wireless medium to offer innovative mobile applications that enable companies to streamline their operations, increase worker productivity and achieve a compelling return on their investments.
    • On Oct. 24, 2007, Sprint and Alcatel-Lucent began offering the first comprehensive laptop security service for businesses. The SprintSecure Laptop Guardian service enables 24/7 security (through Sprint Mobile Broadband for always-on connectivity) through remote monitoring, location detection and locking access if a laptop is lost or stolen (these capabilities continue to function if the laptop is powered off), helping to increase productivity of an enterprise’s mobile staff and simplify security management, since all these capabilities are delivered over-the-air to the laptop anywhere on the nationwide Sprint Mobile Broadband network.

The award nomination process was open to the general public through the CDG website. Final selection of the industry award winners was made by senior CDG executive members as well as representatives of industry associations and the trade media community.

Photos from the awards ceremony are available by contacting the CDG News Bureau at +1 714-540-1030.

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 130 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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