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CDG CONGRATULATES NORDISK MOBILTELEFON ON DEPLOYING NORWAY’S MOST ADVANCED MOBILE BROADBAND NETWORK
The CDMA2000 ® 1xEV-DO Revision A Network Launched by Nordisk Mobiltelefon Marks the World’s First Deployment of its Kind in the 450 MHz Band
COSTA MESA, Calif. – October 18, 2007 – The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today congratulated Nordisk Mobiltelefon (NMT) on the successful launch of its CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO Revision A (Rev. A) network in Norway on October 15th. This significant milestone marks the first Rev. A deployment in the world within the 450 MHz band. Within the next few weeks, NMT will launch Rev. A in Sweden to continue its competitive build-out of fixed wireless and advanced mobile broadband services in the urban and rural areas of Western Europe.
“The CDG congratulates Nordisk Mobiltelefon on forging ahead with the deployment of Rev. A in the valuable 450 MHz frequency band,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “The availability of Rev. A services has exploded across the world within the past year. More than 600 million people now have access to Rev. A networks. Based on its enhanced user experience, superior economics and the availability of affordable devices, the technology has proven to be the optimal choice for both developed and emerging markets.”
Rev. A, a well established mobile broadband technology, has now been deployed across all of the existing CDMA frequency bands, 450, 800, 1700, 1900 and 2100 MHz. There are currently 12 Rev. A networks in commercial operation across the globe, including high-profile deployments in North America, Japan and China. Another 32 Rev. A networks are currently being deployed, mostly in emerging markets. The CDG expects most CDMA operators to upgrade to Rev. A in the near future. In addition, there are currently more than 38 Rev. A devices available from 17 suppliers. Nordisk Mobiltelefon in Norway is one of 107 CDMA2000 operators in 60 countries that have or are planning to deploy CDMA2000 services in the 450 MHz band.
Rev. A allows consumers to 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—with affordable and easy-to-understand tariff plans. Rev. A also supports 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. Rev. A wireless devices can reliably download data from the Internet at average user data speeds of 600-1400 kbps, peaking up to 3.1 Mbps in a mobile environment. Rev. A also enables users to upload data to the network at average speeds of 500-800 kbps, peaking up to 1.8 Mbps.
“We are very excited about our Rev. A launch,” said Per Månsson , CEO of Nordisk Mobiltelefon . “Our subscribers now can take full advantage of Rev. A’s lower latency and increased broadband speeds in both directions to further enhance the advanced mobile applications they have come to enjoy. Our extended broadband coverage combined with Rev. A allows us to substantially increase the value of our service to our customers and fortify our brand image for the long term.”
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