The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced the availability of a new CDMA2000(r) fact sheet designed to outline the various ways in which the technology has achieved leadership in delivering advanced performance to networks across the globe.
"CDMA2000 is one of the most successful wireless technologies in the world. The CDG's new fact sheet on CDMA2000's vast benefits and advantages is an important resource for operators and industry analysts who want definitive guidance on the kind of networks that will propel telecommunications into the next generation," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG.
:From the performance and economics of its evolutionary road map to the worldwide proliferation of its extensive portfolio of affordable handsets and next generation advanced services, CDMA2000 has become an even more compelling mobile communications solution than the day it was first introduced to the industry six years ago."
Following are samples of data included in the fact sheet:
*Nearly 200 operators have selected CDMA2000, and this number continues to grow.
*Within the past 3 years, close to 126 operators, who had a choice of several 2G and 3G technologies, selected CDMA2000.
*Close to 25 GSM operators have deployed CDMA2000 to deliver 3G value-added services.
*CDMA2000 services are available in nearly 75 countries in every major market of the world, across all six continents.
*With close to 275 million subscribers, CDMA2000 offers next generation services with economies of scope and scale that are comparable to GSM.
*Up to 80% of the 3G subscriber base worldwide uses CDMA2000 devices and services.
*Close to 8.5 million new people subscribe to CDMA2000 services every month.
*By the end of 2006, CDMA2000 will reach 350 million users and analysts predict that the number will approach 500 million by 2010.
*With the introduction of 1,250 devices from more than 80 suppliers, CDMA2000 offers the largest selection of devices as compared to any other technology.
*Entry-level CDMA2000 handsets that cost less than $50 have approached price parity with GSM and are more affordable than GSM handsets across the entire product portfolio in hyper competitive
markets, such as India.
*Due to its maturity and enormous economies of scale, the average price for entry-level CDMA2000 1xEV-DO devices is expected to approach $33 by 2008.
*The evolution of CDMA2000 1xEV-DO is expected to deliver peak data rates between 100 to 500 Mbps depending upon the level of mobility (20 MHz bandwidth) within the next few years.
*The migration from 2G systems, such as GSM, to 3G is inevitable since 3G enables operators to lower the cost of delivery of voice and data, and supplement their voice and SMS revenue with
revenue-generating value-added services.