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MORE THAN 250 OPERATORS IN 105 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE HAVE SELECTED CDMA2000

 CDMA2000 Continues to Expand Rapidly Across all Markets and Regions

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Cancun, Mexico – May 15, 2007 – The CDMA Development Group (CDG) announced today that 251 operators in 105 countries across all continents of the globe have selected CDMA2000® technologies to deliver 3G services, including more than 100 operators which have chosen CDMA2000 within the past three years. There are currently 215 CDMA2000 operators offering commercial 3G services and 36 more will launch within the next six months. Most of these operators are on the accelerated path to introducing CDMA2000 1xEV-DO mobile broadband services; 124 operators have already deployed or are introducing EV-DO Rel 0 and 30 operators have launched or are about to launch EV-DO Rev. A advanced mobile data services.

“CDMA2000 is the most widely deployed 3G and mobile broadband technology worldwide, and continues to grow in developed markets and expand into emerging regions,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “This phenomenal growth creates enormous economies of scale, further strengthening the business case for 3G CDMA2000 services. With its strong performance, network flexibility and favorable economics, CDMA2000 will continue to play a leading role in the industry’s transition to 3G and mobile broadband data services.”

CDMA2000 continues to add new operators in Asia Pacific, the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) and North America, and is rapidly expanding into Africa, the Middle East, Western and Eastern Europe, and Russia.

  • Asia-Pacific has the largest number for CDMA2000 networks with 69 operators in 30 countries, followed by CALA with 54 operators in 29 countries. Africa and the Middle East is the third largest region with 52 operators in 31 countries offering 3G services.
  • Most of the growth in terms of new CDMA2000 operators and markets in the past year has come from developing markets in Africa, the Middle East, and Central and South East Asia, which now account for 40 percent of the total number of CDMA2000 operators worldwide.
  • CDMA2000 has also made significant inroads in the Northern and Eastern countries of Europe, as well as Russia. There are 40 operators in 13 countries in this highly competitive region.
  • In terms of adoption of EV-DO technologies, Asia Pacific has the largest number of operators, 33 which offer or soon will launch commercial services, followed by CALA and Africa with 31 and 26 operators respectively.
  • Since October 2006, when Sprint Nextel launched Rev A in the United States and Puerto Rico, the technology has been embraced by operators across all continents, in developed and developing markets. Today, there are 7 commercial Rev A networks in North America, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa. Out of 23 operators who are deploying Rev A networks, 6 of them are from the Africa and Middle East region, proving the strong business case for Rev A for developing markets.

More information on CDMA2000 deployments can be found at http://www.cdg.org/technology/cdma_technology/cdma_stats.asp.

About CDMA2000
CDMA2000 is the most widely deployed 3G technology, with 215 operators in 95 countries, including 70 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO systems, serving more than 325 million subscribers.  Counting 2G cdmaOne™ subscribers, there are more than 375 million CDMA users worldwide.  CDMA2000 has become the technology of choice for cdmaOne, TDMA, analog and greenfield operators, and is deployed in the 450, 700, 800, 1700, 1900 and 2100 MHz bands.  More than 1,700 CDMA2000 devices from over 92 suppliers have been introduced to the market, including more than 440 1xEV-DO and 26 Rev A devices.  More information on CDMA2000 is available on the CDG Web site at www.cdg.org.

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 www.cdg.org.  

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Note to editors
cdmaOne is a registered trademark of the CDMA Development Group. CDMA2000 is a registered trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA-USA).