The CDMA Development Group announced that CDMA450 is rapidly expanding across all regions, thanks to its ease of deployment, affordability and designation by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) as an IMT-2000 3G service.
Currently, 126 operators in 65 countries have deployed or are planning to deploy CDMA450 services; 105 operators in 58 countries are already offering commercial services to more than 15 million people, and 21 operators are trialing or deploying CDMA450 in 8 more countries.
CDMA450 is a 3G solution that combines next-generation CDMA2000 wireless communications services with affordable network coverage using the 450 MHz frequency band.
CDMA450 is the most mature, flexible and widespread solution for economically providing fixed, wireless local loop (WLL) and mobile telecommunications services to both urban and underserved rural markets, especially in expansive and mountainous geographic areas, the group said.
CDMA450 offers carrier-grade telephony, broadband Internet and multimedia access across very large coverage areas, which enables lower deployment and operating costs, or total cost of ownership (TCO).