CDG CONGRATULATES SMART TELECOM ON LAUNCH OF EV-DO REV. A ADVANCED MOBILE BROADBAND SERVICES IN INDONESIA
COSTA MESA, Calif., November 13, 2008 – The CDMA Development Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org) today congratulated Smart Telecom on the launch of its CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO Revision A (Rev. A) network in Indonesia. The upgraded network boasts peak data rates of 3.1 megabits per second enabling a large selection of advanced mobile broadband services offered under the consumer brand name “JUMP” in several regions of Indonesia, including Jakarta, Bekasi, Depok and Ciburbur.
“The CDG commends Smart Telecom for completing this important evolutionary network upgrade,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “Bringing high-speed mobile broadband connectivity to Jakarta, in particular, provides the nation with a tremendous productivity tool for businesses and consumers alike. Smart Telecom is leading the way in the highly-competitive mobile market in Indonesia, providing an excellent showcase of EV-DO’s advanced capabilities with its JUMP services.”
With more the 16.3 million subscribers in the region, Indonesia is one of the world’s most rapidly-growing CDMA2000 markets. CDMA has become the technology of choice for emerging markets such as Indonesia, enabling operators to deliver high-quality voice communications and high-speed broadband Internet access cost-effectively. 3G CDMA’s lower total cost of ownership and competitive handset pricing enable operators to deliver these services affordably and to penetrate markets that have comparatively limited purchasing power.
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CDMA2000 is the most widely deployed 3G technology, with 276 operators in 102 countries and territories serving more than 450 million subscribers. Counting 2G cdmaOne™ subscribers, there are more than 463 million CDMA users worldwide. CDMA2000 has become the technology of choice for developed and emerging market operators, and is deployable in the 450, 700, 800, 1700, 1900, AWS and 2100 MHz bands. More than 2,040 CDMA2000 devices from over 110 suppliers have been introduced to the market, including more than 527 Rel. 0 and 90 Rev. A devices on 105 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rel. 0 and 44 Rev. A systems. More information on CDMA2000 is available on the CDG Web site at www.cdg.org.
The CDMA Development Group is a trade association formed to foster the worldwide development, implementation and use of CDMA2000 technologies. The more than 140 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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