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CDMA2000 Feature Story
CDMA2000 at 450 MHz Opens New Market Opportunities for CDMA Industry In the last two years, CDMA2000® has established itself as a major player in the 450 MHz band market and interest from regulators and operators around the world is increasing. CDMA450 offers a solution for multiple markets, including evolution of existing NMT-450 analog systems to IMT-2000 and universal access to voice and broadband services, especially in developing countries. Advantages of CDMA450 derive from the spectral efficiency and high-speed data capabilities of CDMA2000 and the expanded coverage afforded by a lower frequency band, which translate to 3G services and low deployment cost. CDMA450 was first commercially deployed by Telemobil in Romania over two years ago. Today, there are seven commercial networks and two trials. Eight operators expect to launch in 2004. Multiple infrastructure and device solutions for CDMA450 are commercially available: many leading equipment vendors offer network equipment for both CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO at 450 MHz, and ten handset manufacturers offer phones and data cards. See the sidebar for a list of CDMA450 operators and manufacturers. For more info on CDMA450 visit http://www.cdg.org/technology/3g/cdma450.asp.
Volume 2, Issue 1 March 2004
CDMA450 Fast Facts March 2004
Commercial Operators: BelCel JV (Belarus) Delta Telecom (Russia) Iberiatel (Georgia) JSC Uzbeketelecom Moscow Cellular Communications (Russia) SOTEL-Video (Russia) Telemobil (Romania) Operators Scheduled to Deploy: Cambodia Shinawatra Co. Ltd Electronic Telecommunications (Vietnam) Ethiopian Telecommunications Eurotel (Czech Republic) Mobisel (Indonesia) Pakistan Telecommunications Company Radiomovel (Portugal) Telekom Baltija (Lativa) Operator Trials: Centretel (Portugal) UralWestcom (Russia) Network Equipment Vendors: Airvana Ericsson Huawei Lucent Technologies Nortel Networks ZTE Device Vendors: Axesstel Compal CURITEL Giga Telecom GTRAN Wireless Huawei Qualcomm Synertek Topex ZTE
CDMA2000 Commercial Networks
As of March 2004, 81 operators have launched CDMA2000. Operators per region: Asia-Pacific: 19 North America: 19 Latin America: 28 Europe-Russia: 12 Africa-Middle East: 3
There were approximately 86.2* million CDMA2000 subscribers worldwide, including 6.4* million 1xEV-DO subscribers, at the end of March 2004. 80% of KDDI’s total subscribers have access to 3G and 81% use data services. KDDI continues to lead net adds in Japan and it has the largest market share for data services, 48%.
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83% of SK Telecom’s subscribers access 3G. Data users accounted for 54% of their total subscribers.
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CDMA2000 World Review
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CDMA2000 Enterprise Services Facilitate Productive Mobile Workers High-speed data services and applications on CDMA2000 networks are taking off around the world. In addition to consumer-geared applications, such as games, ringtones and music downloads, CDMA2000 is also a premier platform for enterprise services. The inherent highspeed data capabilities and security aspects of CDMA2000 make it an ideal technology for workers to stay connected while mobile. Gaining access to email, the Internet and corporate Intranets via handsets or laptops equipped with modem cards are key drivers for companies looking to take advantage of mobile high-speed data services. Push-to-talk and picture or video taking and sending also have useful applications in the enterprise sector. Wireless high-speed data services offer opportunities across both horizontal and vertical markets. Horizontal segments include field sales, field services and mobile office workers who can benefit from the anytime, anywhere access to mobile data. Some specific industries which are already making use of wireless data are public safety, insurance, healthcare and pharmaceutical. Many CDMA2000 operators offer a wide range of services for the enterprise sector. Examples of successful applications include:
CDMA2000: Fast Facts March 2004
• 81 operators in 40 countries on 6 continents • 77 commercial 1X and 9 1xEV-DO commercial networks • 16 1X and 6 1xEV-DO networks scheduled to be deployed in 2004 • 86,247,000* subscribers as of March 31, 2004 • 524 devices manufactured by 47 vendors, including 58 1xEV-DO models
Bell Mobility offers custom solutions for Otis Elevator Co., Nestle Canada, and others using its CDMA2000 1X network for access to information on-the go, faster customer service and increased productivity Verizon Wireless’ 1X network is enabling insurance company Ohio Casualty Group to speed the claim adjustment process by one-and-a-half to two days
CDMA2000 devices introduced in the first quarter 2004 include:
• Hitachi’s W21H 1xEV-DO handset with 124 million pixel built-in camera and 2GHz DO Card • • • • •
with downlink data rate of 2.4 Mbps LG’s VX4500 handset with voice recognition Samsung’s SCH-a610 1X handset with rotating color LCD Sanyo’s A5405SA 1X handset with GPS and SCP-7300 1X handset with push-to-talk Sierra Wireless’ AirCard 555R 1X PC card with R-UIM support Telson’s TWC1150 1X wristwatch handset with a plug-in camera
CDMA2000 1xEV-DV Release D standard approved by 3GPP2 Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation, Pakistan Telecommunications Company and Telekom Baltija (Latvia) to deploy CDMA450 networks
Rural and regional Australia gets new high-speed wireless data service
More information on CDMA2000 is available in the 3G section at www.cdg.org