CDMA Expands

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil -- The CDMA Development Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org) announced today that the number of 2G cdmaOne(r) and 3G CDMA2000(r) subscribers has expanded its market share in Latin America and the Caribbean to 70.4 million users, or 26 percent of the technology market share in the region. CDMA2000, which currently serves 46.4 million of the total CDMA subscriber base, is the only 3G technology that is commercially available in the region. It offers subscribers in Latin America uninterrupted telephony, multimedia, and wireless broadband data services at an affordable price. Operators offering CDMA2000 services in the region are enjoying the performance of a competitive technology and a 2 to 3 years time-to-market leadership advantage.

Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG, commented, "The CDMA industry is committed to enabling consumers and enterprises in the urban and rural areas of Latin America and the Caribbean to have access to the full benefits of 3G technology at the lowest possible cost." He added, "People across the region with limited purchasing power are reaping the lifestyle and economic benefits associated with universal access. And those with more purchasing power have access to the latest in advanced multimedia and broadband data services through a variety of feature-rich and low-cost wireless devices."

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