COSTA MESA, Calif., April 24, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced the agenda for the 2008 3G CDMA Latin America Regional Conference, which will take place May 13-15 in Cancun, Mexico. The program will cover all facets of the Latin American CDMA2000(r) ecosystem, including regional growth, international roaming, ultra low-cost handset availability, the increasing opportunities for CDMA450, and how operators are using CDMA2000 broadband data networks to increase ARPU and offer new services to consumers. The three-day event will also address how wider-bandwidth OFDM-based technologies will interoperate and complement CDMA2000.

Keynote speakers at the 2008 3G CDMA Latin America Regional Conference are:

 * Carlos Blanco, president, Centennial Puerto Rico
 * Gustavo Guzman, chief executive officer, Iusacell
 * Jorge Partidas, chief executive officer, LatCel
 * Eugenio Velasco, director of mobile services, Televisa Digital
 * Marco Galvan, vice president, strategy and innovation, Telmex

Topics to be explored at the event include:

 * General overview of CDMA2000 worldwide, as well as a regional
   update on Latin America and the Caribbean
 * Opportunities for revenue-generating 3G mobile broadband services
   in Mexico
 * Delivering affordable voice and advanced broadband data services
   with Rev. A
 * Opportunities for CDMA450 and AWS in Latin America
 * Interoperability with OFDM-based mobile broadband and broadcast
 * Operator perspectives on next generation services and their
 * CDG device initiatives: Streamlining the delivery of Ultra Low-Cost
   Handsets to Ultra Mobile Personal Computers
 * Regulator and analyst perspectives on the Latin America market

Pre-conference sessions will take place on Tuesday, May 13, including a training course presented by the CDMA University entitled, "EV-DO Concepts for Business Professionals," and a workshop entitled, "Evolution to Next-Generation Mobile Broadband Solutions."

Major sponsors of this year's conference are Airvana, Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, Motorola, Nortel, Qualcomm and ZTE. Additional sponsorships include AirWalk Communications, Nokia and TTI Telecom.

"This annual conference is an important venue for operators and vendors to share the successes of CDMA2000 in Latin America and the Caribbean and to further explore its growth in the region," said Celedonio Von Wuthenau, regional director of the CDG in Latin America. "CDMA2000 is leading the way in supporting enterprise-grade data services for major metropolitan business hubs, as well as offering the most economical solution to provide voice and Internet services to underserved, less populated areas."

For registration and a full conference agenda including session times and speakers, please visit Registration is free for qualified operators, regulators, journalists and analysts.

About CDMA2000

CDMA2000 is the most widely deployed 3G technology, with 259 operators in 100 countries, including 91 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO systems, serving more than 418 million subscribers. Counting 2G cdmaOne(tm) subscribers, there are more than 431 million CDMA users worldwide. CDMA2000 has become the technology of choice for developed and emerging market operators, and is deployable in the 450, 700, 800, 1700, 1900, AWS and 2100 MHz bands. More than 1,970 CDMA2000 devices from over 110 suppliers have been introduced to the market, including more than 560 1xEV-DO Rel. 0 and 55 Rev. A devices. More information on CDMA2000 is available on the CDG Web site at

About CDG

The CDMA Development Group is a trade association formed to foster the worldwide development, implementation and use of CDMA2000 technologies. The more than 130 member companies of the CDG include many of the world's largest wireless carriers and equipment manufacturers. The primary activities of the CDG include development of CDMA2000 features and services, public relations, education and seminars, regulatory affairs and international support. Currently, there are more than 500 individuals working within various CDG subcommittees on CDMA2000-related matters. For more information about the CDG, contact the CDG News Bureau at +1-714-540-1030, or visit the CDG Web site at

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