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Wednesday, 12 September 2007


CDMA2000 EVDO Subscriber Base Grows by More Than 10 Million, Exceeding 75 Million Wireless Broadband Subscribers

COSTA MESA, CALIF. — September 10, 2007 The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced a very strong second quarter for CDMA and CDMA2000®, with major milestones, further strengthening its position as the leading 3G and mobile broadband technology in the market:

  • The cumulative cdmaOne ™ and CDMA2000 subscriber base surpassed 400 million users worldwide, driven by strong demand for 3G CDMA2000 services. Close to 93 percent of the 400 million subscriber base now access CDMA2000 technologies.
  • The 1xEV-DO subscriber base reached 75 million users, and now accounts for 94 percent of the mobile broadband market worldwide.
  • There are more than 378 million 3G CDMA2000 subscribers in 97 countries. CDMA2000 continues to be the dominant and most widely available 3G technology worldwide.

“CDMA2000’s performance, flexibility and first-to-market advantages are no doubt at the core of the technology’s sustained growth,” said James Person, chief operating officer at the CDG. “The economic advantages of the technology—including its suitability for densely populated cities and remote areas —have established CDMA2000 as the leading platform for delivering telecommunication services across diverse global markets.”

EV-DO added 10 million new users in the second quarter and nearly 40 million in the year between June 2006 and June 2007. The CDG maintains its prediction that the number of EVDO subscribers will surpass the 100-million-user milestone in the fourth quarter —making it by far the leading mobile broadband technology worldwide.

Sustaining the rapid growth that occurred in the first quarter 2007, the second quarter saw the addition of close to 27 million CDMA2000 subscribers, bringing the total base just shy of 378 million users. CDMA2000 continues to grow at more than 100 million new subscribers per year, significantly outpacing WCDMA growth. The expansion of CDMA2000 is fueled by its superior voice quality, high-speed broadband access, lower network total cost of ownership, and the growing availability and affordability of devices and services. As a result, CDMA2000 has become the technology of choice in developing as well as emerging markets

In total, CDMA technologies grew at 20 percent in the year between June 2006 and 2007, with the strongest growth coming from the Asia Pacific region, followed by North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Asia Pacific accounts for 47 percent of the global CDMA market, and from June 2006 to June 2007, more than 45 million new CDMA subscribers were added in the region. Most of the expansion has occurred in China and India, the world’s fastest-growing wireless markets, and Korea and Japan, the world’s most advanced mobile markets. North America (including the U.S. and Canada) saw a surge of nearly 17 million new users in year-over-year growth and, with 132 million subscribers, it now accounts for more than 51 percent of the wireless market in the region. Europe, the Middle East and Africa added more than 4 million subscribers in the past year, boding well for the growth of CDMA2000 in markets historically dominated by competing technologies.

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