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Brazil's Telefonica Celular launches CDMA 1X network
Posted: 17-Apr-2002 [Source: Qualcomm press release]

[CDMA 1X network launched in 5 Brazilian states offering wireless Internet access anywhere anytime.]

Rio de Janeiro -- Qualcomm, pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, congratulates Telefonica Celular on the commercial launch of its new CDMA2000 1X network. Telefonica Celular operates in 5 Brazilian states: Rio de Janeiro, Espirito Santo, Bahia, Sergipe and Rio Grande do Sul, with a total of 5.7 million customers in Brazil (Source: Telefonica Celular).

"Telefonica Celular's launch of CDMA2000 1X services enables them to offer wireless Internet access anywhere and at anytime," said Marco Aurelio Rodrigues, president of Qualcomm Brazil. "CDMA2000 1X will enable carriers to provide users a broader range of services, including advanced data capabilities that are faster and more efficient than currently available."

CDMA2000 1X provides nearly double the voice capacity of cdmaOne systems and helps meet the continuous growth needs of voice services, while simultaneously providing new wireless Internet services. CDMA2000 1X was first introduced in South Korea in October 2000 and to date has approximately six million subscribers and has had over 13 carrier launches worldwide. Qualcomm supports CDMA2000 1X with chipsets and system software that offer a variety of advanced features, including multimedia and position location technologies.


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