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CDMA2000 was designed with the mobile Internet in mind. It is an efficient and reliable IP-based platform on which to deliver wireless data applications. EV-DO technologies, optimized for broadband data, were designed to provide high-speed user data rates - that are faster than fixed-line broadband solutions - and low latencies to enable a broad range of data, multimedia and delay-sensitive services to ensure a superior customer experience. CDMA2000 supports thousands of applications across multiple execution environments (e.g., BREW, Java, Linux, Palm, RIM, Windows Mobile, etc.) and customers can choose from a wide variety of handsets, fixed wireless phones, PDAs, smart phones, notebooks, desktop modems and PC cards to access these applications.

For operators, CDMA2000 offers a robust platform that is easy to evolve and capable of enabling a time-to-market advantage of 1 to 2 years or more—in a competitive market, this is a significant benefit.

Today, CDMA2000 operators offer thousands of applications targeting consumers, businesses and public service organizations on their EV-DO Rel. 0 and Rev. A networks.

  • Consumer: Popular consumer applications include short messaging, instant messaging, picture messaging, mobile TV, music downloads, video downloads, online gaming with richly rendered 3D graphics, and location-based services.
  • Business: The business customer benefits from having high-speed data connectivity to the Internet and their virtual private network (VPN), and services such as sending and receiving e-mail with large attachments, push-to-talk and multimedia (PTT and PTM), and sales force automation functions.
  • Public Service: The above services are also valuable tools for the public sector, including national security, first-responder and public safety users. Providing universal access to telephony and Internet services is a key economic priority for most governments. In many countries, EV-DO wireless broadband technologies are being deployed as a more economical DSL substitute. Forward looking governments are taking full advantage of these services by connecting schools, hospitals, medical clinics, police stations and communities to CDMA2000 telecommunication networks.

Next-generation mobile technologies, EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B, are IP-based and enable operators to offer a wide range of value-added services, including voice over IP (VoIP), video conferencing, advertising, social networking, m-commerce, radio and television. They also support multicast services, “one-to-many” delivery, which allows transmitting the same content to an unlimited number of users without the need to rebroadcast the information multiple times.

CDMA2000 operators have leveraged their success in delivering broadband data services to establish themselves as leaders in service innovation while driving double-digit growth in data revenues. In some markets in Asia, they are already generating over 30 percent of their revenues from data services, and in the U.S., they have surpassed the 25 percent mark.