October 20, 2008

3G CDMA North America Regional Conference Speakers Will Discuss Global Progress of Mobile Communications


    WHAT:   Hosted by the CDMA Development Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org),          the 2008 3G CDMA North America Regional Conference will          provide a venue for sharing the global and regional progress          and successes of CDMA2000(r).           Keynotes by executives from Sprint Nextel, Virgin Mobile USA.          Qualcomm and Google will offer their unique perspectives          regarding the future of 3G CDMA in the context of wireless          services and the mobile marketplace, including value-added          services, device innovation and new technologies.           Panels, which will include operators, analysts, content and          application providers and infrastructure and device          suppliers, will explore topics relevant to the wireless          industry in North America and the rest of the world.          Conference delegates will hear about small and regional          operators' needs, market segments and business plans,          revenue-generating mobile services with EV-DO, current          investments in 1X and EV-DO, the CDMA technology roadmap,          and integrating CDMA2000 with LTE and Mobile WiMAX.           On Wednesday, November 19, the CDG will present this year's          3G CDMA Industry Achievement Awards, honoring the          individuals and companies whose innovative products and          services have contributed to the growth of the 3G CDMA          wireless industry over the past year.   WHO:    To date, speakers for the 2008 3G CDMA North America Regional          Conference include:           * Kevin Packingham, Senior Vice President, Product and            Technology Department, Sprint Nextel          * Peter Lurie, Co-Founder, Virgin Mobile USA          * Len Lauer, Chief Operating Officer, Qualcomm          * Doug Garland, Vice President, Product Management, Google          * Maurice Thompson, Director, Open Access, Verizon Wireless          * Benjamin Parker, Director, Corporate Technology, Verizon            Wireless          * Johnie Johnson, CEO and General Manager, Nex-Tech Wireless          * Paul Posner, CEO, Pocket Communications          * Lou Tomasetti, President, Commnet Wireless          * Drew Caplan, Chief Network Officer, Mobile Satellite            Ventures LP          * Lokdeep Singh, Technical Director, RSB, Ltd.          * Joe Cruz, Executive Vice President and CTO, AirCell          * Mike Mulica, CEO, FusionOne          * Andrew McFarlane, CEO, Buzzwire          * Basil Abifaker, Vice President, Technology, Transaction            Wireless          * Holt Thrasher, Managing Director, Mooreland Partners          * Andrew Seybold, President and CEO, Andrew Seybold, Inc.          * Mark Lowenstein, Managing Director, Mobile Ecosystem          * Iain Gillott, Founder, iGillott Research          * David Chamberlain, Principal Analyst, Wireless In-Stat           Additional companies presenting at this year's conference          include: 3GPP, Airvana, Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, LG          Electronics, Motorola, Nortel, The WiMAX Forum, Wichorus,          and ZTE.           To view the latest conference agenda, please visit the          event Web site at www.cdg.org/NARC_2008.           The CDMA Development Group is a trade association formed to          foster the worldwide development, implementation and use of          CDMA2000 technologies. The more than 140 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 www.cdg.org.   WHEN:   Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - Thursday, November 20, 2008   WHERE:  The U.S. Grant           326 Broadway          San Diego, California 92101          Phone: +1 619 232 3121    PRESS INQUIRIES:  To register for the event, please contact the CDG                    News Bureau at +1 949-428-8221 or [email protected] 

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