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CDG on the Proliferation of CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev A Networks

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The CDMA Development Group (CDG) has announced that there are now 47 operators in 33 countries that have selected CDMA2000 1xEV DO Revision A (Rev. A) to deliver advanced broadband services, of which 13 of them are commercial. The number of operators that have decided to deploy Rev. A has more than doubled within the past 8 months, with the greatest amount of adoption coming from emerging markets.

"Since operators first began offering Rev. A services a year ago, the CDG has witnessed an dramatic increase in Rev. A networks, devices and subscribers," said Joe Lawrence, vice president of marketing for the CDG. "Rev. A's versatility and performance make it the most advanced wireless broadband technology available today. It allows operators to maximize their return on investments by offering affordable and compelling services with a significantly enhanced user experience."

CDG also reported that so far, CDMA2000 operators have witnessed double digit growth in data revenues, which account for 20% of U.S. revenue and 30% percent of revenue in Japan and South Korea. In Q3 2007, Sprint Nextel generated $1 billion in data revenue (including SMS) and Verizon Wireless generated $2 billion.

Within the past year, 13 commercial Rev. A networks have been deployed in 11 countries - providing access to more than 412 million people. Another 34 Rev. A networks are in deployment. Also, there are currently 37 Rev. A devices commercially available.

The following operators have deployed or are committed to deploying Rev. A networks:

OperatorRev. A Network StatusRegion
Movicel Telecomunicações Lda. Pending Angola : Luanda
EOCG Wireless Aruba Launch 3Q 2007 Aruba : Islandwide
Bermuda Digital CommunicationsPending Bermuda : Coverage pending
Caribbean Cellular Telephone (CCT) PendingBritish Virgin Islands: Tortola
Bell Mobility Commercial Canada : Coverage pending
Telus MobilityCommercial Canada : Nationwide
EOCG Wireless Cayman IslandsLaunch 3Q 2007Cayman Islands: Grand Cayman
Arobase Telecom S.A Pending Cote d'Ivoire : Coverage Pending
Mobilkom A.S. Commercial Czech Republic : Coverage pending
Tatem TelecomCommercialDem. Rep. of Congo : Kinshasa
Etapa CuencaPending Ecuador : Coverage pending
Televork Commercial Estonia
PT Smart TelecomPending Indonesia : Coverage pending
Itisaluna IraqLaunch 1Q 2008 Iraq : Coverage pending
KDDICommercial Japan : Nationwide
Telkom Kenya Limited Pending Kenya : Coverage pending
IUSACELL Launch 4Q 2007 Mexico : Nationwide
G-MobilePending Mongolia : Coverage Pending
SkyTelPending Mongolia : Coverage pending
EOCG Wireless NV Launch 3Q 2007Netherlands Antilles:Bonaire, Curacao, Saint Maarten 
Telecom New Zealand Commercial New Zealand : Auckland , Christchurch , Wellington
MTS First Wireless Limited Launch 3Q 2007Nigeria: Abuja, Lagos, Port Hartcourt 
Starcomms Limited CommercialNigeria: Various
Visafone Launch 4Q 2007Nigeria: Coverage pending
Nordisk Mobiltelefon Norway CommercialNorway: Coverage pending
Broadband Everywhere Launch 4Q 2007Philippines: Coverage pending
Centennial de Puerto Rico PendingPuerto Rico: Coverage pending
Sprint Puerto RicoCommercialPuerto Rico: Arecibo, Fajardo, Mayaguez, Ponce, San Juan 
Delta TelecomLaunch 4Q 2007Russia: Coverage pending
Saudi Telecom Company PendingSaudi Arabia: Coverage pending
LG TelecomLaunch 4Q 2007South Korea: Coverage pending
Sudatel PendingSudan: Coverage pending
Telesur Launch 1Q 2008Suriname: Coverage pending
Nordisk Mobiltelefon Sweden CommercialSweden: Coverage pending
Benson Informatics Limited PendingTanzania: Coverage pending
MyCell Company Ltd. PendingTanzania: Coverage pending
Telesystems of Ukraine Launch 3Q 2007Ukraine: Coverage pending
Ukrainian Mobile Communications (UMC) PendingUkraine: Coverage pending
AirCell PendingUSA: Coverage pending
Cellular SouthPendingUSA: Coverage pending
Leap Wireless (Cricket Communications) Launch 1Q 2008USA: Coverage pending
Nex-Tech Wireless Launch 4Q 2007USA: Coverage pending
Pocket CommunicationsPendingUSA: Laredo and San Antonio, TX
Sprint NextelCommercialUSA: Nationwide
Verizon WirelessCommercialUSA: Nationwide
MovilnetPendingVenezuela: Nationwide

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