CDG Press Releases
CDMA INDUSTRY WITNESSES RECORD BREAKING GROWTH
Approximately 100 Million Subscribers Chose CDMA2000 in 2006, Including 31 Million 1xEV-DO Broadband Customers
COSTA MESA, CALIF. — February 21, 2007 — The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced that there were 100 million new CDMA2000® subscriber adds in 2006. Currently, there are more than 325 million CDMA2000 subscribers, including 55 million CDMA2000 1xEV-DO broadband subscribers, representing a 125% increase in EV-DO subscribers from the previous year. Including cdmaOne, there are now more than 370 million CDMA subscribers worldwide. Most of the growth came from the Asia Pacific region, followed by North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, and then Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
“The CDG is pleased to report such strong growth in global CDMA subscribers,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “The farther CDMA2000 progresses on its evolution path, the more compelling it is for carriers. Now, more than ever, operators are heeding the market call for the outstanding performance and economic characteristics of CDMA2000.”
More than 100 operators deployed CDMA2000 in the past three years, including 47 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO networks. Up to 40 of these operators had been operating GSM networks. The CDG also reported the launch of 3 EV-DO Revision A (Rev. A) networks at the end of 2006. Rev. A’s all-IP platform and enhanced radio interface enables advanced wireless broadband and multimedia services to be transferred at high speeds equally as well across the downlink and uplink, essentially catapulting its performance above and beyond competing air interface technologies. Because of its evolutionary and enhanced value proposition, more then a dozen more Rev. A networks are scheduled to be launched within the first half of 2007.
In addition, the CDG announced the introduction of more than 600 new CDMA2000 devices to the market—including 25 WorldMode devices and 19 EV-DO Rev. A devices.
More information on CDMA2000 is available at www.cdg.org.
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