CDG Press Releases
CDMA2000 CONTINUES TO GAIN MARKET SHARE AS THE DOMINANT 3G WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY IN NORTH AMERICA
Subscriber Growth and Increasing Demand for Broadband Data Keeps CDMA2000 Firmly in the Lead, While Creating Healthy Competition
COSTA MESA, Calif. — July 26, 2007 — The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced that CDMA2000® continues to dominate the North American 3G wireless telecommunications market—with more than 135 million 3G subscribers in the region, of which more than 22% use EV-DO mobile broadband devices. The CDG cites an increase in demand for mobile broadband as the primary driver for the sharp increase in CDMA2000 operator revenue.
“CDMA2000’s strong growth in North America validates the technology’s powerful and robust evolution path,” said Perry LaForge, executive director for the CDG. “Its superior performance, utility and reliability have made it the overwhelming choice for subscribers who demand substantial value -- in other words, it is the best solution at the most affordable price.”
Collectively, the capital investments of the CDMA2000 service providers in North America are generating more than US$3 billion of revenue per quarter from mobile data services alone. That’s more than $ 34 million dollars per day or around as much as the U.S. entertainment and game software industry makes each day. Including voice revenue, these operators are pulling in another $19 billion of revenue per quarter.
The CDG attributes the rapid subscriber growth to the extensive, first-to-market, selection of innovative and affordable products and services, excellent coverage, a compelling customer experience, and superior customer care.
North America cdmaOneTM and CDMA2000 Subscriber Growth March 1998 through March 2007
Following are highlights from two of the leading CDMA operators, as of March 2007:
Rural operators, such as Embarq and Metro PCS, have also demonstrated that CDMA2000 is highly desirable for rural and urban subscribers alike. Both operators have seen significant subscriber and revenue growth in previously underserved markets.
Not resting on its laurels, several vendors within the CDMA industry are working diligently towards providing infrastructure equipment and devices for the 1700/2100 MHz (AWS) and 700MHz frequency bands. CDMA2000 has also proven to be an optimum solution for emergency and first responder solutions.
“We are pleased to witness the level of satisfaction CDMA2000 provides across the mobile broadband value chain — for consumers, businesses, operators, infrastructure and device suppliers, value-added service and content providers, as well as regulatory bodies,” commented Joe Lawrence, vice president of marketing for the CDG,. “The CDMA ecosystem has created healthy competition in North America and across the world, with the end customer becoming the ultimate benefactor. We look forward to further expanding CDMA2000’s presence worldwide.”
More information on CDMA2000 is available at www.cdg.org.
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