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Bell Mobility to Offer Advanced Broadband and Multimedia Services

COSTA MESA, Calif. – May 31, 2007 – The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today congratulated Bell Mobility on its ongoing commercial deployment of CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO Revision A, making the operator the first in Canada and the seventh operator globally to launch the advanced mobile broadband technology.

“The CDG applauds Bell Mobility for its leadership in bringing the latest and most advanced services to its subscribers,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “Rev. A offers operators a significant time-to-market advantage in mobile broadband multimedia services and an opportunity to substantially grow their data services and revenues. We are very pleased to see that CDMA2000 operators are quick to capitalize on this competitive advantage.”   “Mobile data services continue to be the fastest-growing segment of Bell Mobility’s national wireless operations,” said Stephen Howe, Chief Technology Officer for Bell Mobility. “And, CDMA2000 continues to enable us to provide the cutting-edge mobile data services our business and consumer customers demand, establishing Bell Mobility as the leader in the marketplace.”  

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A offers average data throughputs of 600-1400 kbps with bursts up to 3.1 Mbps in the forward link, and average data throughputs of 350-500 kbps with bursts up to 1.8 Mbps in the reverse link , substantially lower latencies, greater bi-directional symmetry and advanced Quality of Service mechanisms.

With Rev. A, Bell Mobility’s business subscribers can upload large data files and access the Internet and intranets on the go, as well as conduct video conferences wherever they are. Consumers can listen to and share the highest-quality stereophonic music, capture and share high-resolution photography and personal videos, and watch real-time television, video and mobile movies, directly on their phones or other mobile devices.

Rev. A also supports multimedia multicasting and delay sensitive services such as voice over IP (VoIP), Push-to-Multimedia (PTM), social multimedia networking, and rich 3D gaming with multiple players.

Globally, 32 operators have committed to launching or have already launched Rev. A. Within North America, these operators include Bell Mobility, Bermuda Digital Communications (Cellular One), IUSACELL, Leap Wireless, Pocket Communications, Sprint Nextel, TELUS, and Verizon Wireless.

About CDMA2000
CDMA2000 is the most widely deployed 3G technology, with 215 operators in 95 countries, including 69 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 1,670 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

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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 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).