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Program Offers Comprehensive Educational Curriculum to Expand 3G CDMA Knowledge and Best Practices

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Costa Mesa, CALIF. — March 21, 2007 — The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced the launch of its CDMA University. The University, previously offered through QUALCOMM Incorporated’s Engineering Services Group, provides the wireless industry with a comprehensive wireless technology curriculum for engineers and business professionals. Using advanced, easy-to-use and cost-effective training solutions, the CDMA University enables network operators and engineers to gain the additional knowledge they need to remain competitive in the wireless marketplace, while also fostering increased collaboration within the CDMA industry. Regularly scheduled classroom training and online courses are available.

“Establishing CDMA University is a natural progression of our efforts to both grow awareness of CDMA2000® network capabilities and enhance the technical expertise of network engineers in deploying and optimizing the performance of CDMA2000 networks and network-based services,” said Perry La Forge, executive director of the CDG. “The University enables the CDG to broaden its reach and bring the latest in technology expertise to the wireless value chain, including courses on new technologies such as OFDMA and MIMO. We will continually expand the course curriculum to meet the current and future needs of the wireless marketplace.”

The CDMA-based curriculum is comprised of two major training components: standards-based technology fundamentals targeted to the wireless technical and business professional; and network deployment best practices targeted to network engineers. The dual-pronged approach provides students with a foundational technical knowledge base, combined with targeted information applied to an operator’s individual network, to enable efficient deployments and achieve optimal performance. Courses include existing and emerging technologies such as EV-DO Release 0 and Revision A, network planning, network optimization, Voice over IP (VoIP), video telephony, location-based services, roaming, multimedia and multicasting services.

“The CDG’s long-standing contributions continue to make a significant global impact on the wireless industry,” said Dan Agre, vice president of QUALCOMM’s Engineering Services Group and former head of the CDMA University program. “Through the establishment of CDMA University, the CDG is not only providing increased value to its members, but is also contributing to the knowledge base of the entire wireless industry. We look forward to continuing our close collaboration with the CDG in support of the CDMA University.”

For registration, course descriptions and additional information, please visit the CDMA University’s website directly at

About the 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.

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