CDG CONGRATULATES PCCW ON LAUNCHING ITS CDMA2000 NETWORK IN HONG KONG
Inbound Roaming Network Provides International Business and Leisure Travelers with 3G CDMA Services
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COSTA MESA, Calif., November 24, 2008 – The CDMA Development Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org) today congratulated PCCW on its CDMA2000® license acquisition and subsequent network launch last week in Hong Kong. PCCW expects to drive considerable revenue by offering inbound roaming for CDMA2000 1X subscribers and CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rel. 0 and Rev. A mobile broadband data roaming.
“PCCW’s roaming services will activate new revenue opportunities from a steady stream of International business and leisure travelers who want seamless access to the CDMA voice and broadband data services they have come to depend upon,” said Tina Radford, regional director of the CDG. “We are pleased to see 3G CDMA services offered in Hong Kong and look forward to PCCW’s continued success in the market.”
PCCW is one of Asia’s largest operators, and Hong Kong was home to the world’s first CDMA network in 1995. Initial network coverage will encompass Hong Kong’s urban Golden Bowl Area, while future network expansion will extend coverage to the rest of Hong Kong.
More information on CDMA is available at www.cdg.org.
CDMA2000 is the most widely deployed 3G technology, with 277 operators in 102 countries and territories serving more than 463 million subscribers. Counting 2G cdmaOne™ subscribers, there are 475 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 2,050 CDMA2000 devices from over 110 suppliers have been introduced to the market, including more than 526 Rel. 0 and 95 Rev. A devices on 105 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rel. 0 and 48 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 +1-949-428-8221, or visit the CDG Web site at www.cdg.org.
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