updated 9/30/2010 12:46:18 PM ET 2010-09-30T16:46:18

COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 30, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced that operators, system integrators and device manufacturers are increasingly using CDMA2000® technologies to enable growth in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. CDMA2000 is currently used by more than 100 M2M module and connectivity device suppliers, platform and service providers and system integrators. 

Harbor Research issued a white paper this week reporting that by the end of 2010 nearly 161 million cellular M2M connections will be present worldwide, and this number is expected to increase to 390 million connections in 2014. The study also states that M2M growth will be supported by CDMA2000-enabled device shipments, which grew by 23.7 percent in 2009, and that CDMA2000 1X and EV-DO networks are playing a pioneering role in enabling successful M2M solutions such as CardioNet, DriveCam, Omnilink, OnStar, Redbox, smart meters and other high-profile M2M solutions. The CDMA industry will draw on this experience and a large selection of devices to fuel the growth of M2M services in countries such as Canada, China, India, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria and the United States.

"CDMA2000 is an ideal technology for delivering M2M communications to smart devices and services for consumers, enterprises and a variety of vertical industries," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "As this market segment enters a period of tremendous growth, 3G CDMA will be an enabling technology of choice for a wide range of connected devices."

The Harbor Research white paper, entitled "Smart Devices and Services Connected by CDMA2000," highlights case studies in Consumer Electronics, Energy, Healthcare, Remote Asset Monitoring, Telematics and Transportation, and describes the reasons why CDMA2000 was chosen for each application.  The paper also explores the application opportunities, technology requirements and business benefits arising from M2M communications, and provides valuable recommendations for success to M2M solution providers. The firm concludes that CDMA2000 offers numerous benefits, including enhanced security, reliability, ubiquitous coverage, low-latency, high-bandwidth, energy efficiency, "always-on" connectivity and network longevity, to name a few. The white paper can be downloaded at http://www.harborresearch.com/cdma2000m2m.html .  

CDMA2000-enabled applications across multiple industries will be highlighted at a Smart Wireless Workshop hosted by the CDG at the 4G Wireless Evolution Conference in Los Angeles on October 4, 2010. The workshop will be followed immediately by a Smart Wireless Awards ceremony, which will recognize several leading vendors, system integrators and service providers that offer CDMA2000-based M2M products and services. For more information, please visit http://m2m.tmcnet.com/conference/west-10/w-10-smart-wireless-workshop.aspx.

More information about CDMA is available at www.cdg.org.

About CDMA2000

CDMA2000 is a widely deployed 3G technology, with 314 operators in 120 countries and territories serving more than 543 million subscribers. CDMA2000 1xEV-DO is a widely-deployed 3G CDMA (IMT-2000) solution offering mobile broadband to over 145 million people across a wide range of devices. CDMA2000 has been chosen by operators in both developed and emerging markets, and is deployable in the 450, 700, 800, 1700, 1900, AWS and 2100 MHz bands. More than 2,410 CDMA2000 devices from over 130 suppliers have been introduced to the market, including more than 558 Rel. 0 and 268 Rev. A devices on 115 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rel. 0, 100 Rev. A and 2 Rev. B systems. More information on CDMA2000 is available on the CDG Web site at www.cdg.org.

About CDG

The CDMA Development Group is a trade association formed to foster the worldwide development, implementation and use of CDMA2000 and other complementary wireless solutions. Its member companies include many of the world's leading service providers and equipment manufacturers. The primary activities of the CDG include development of advanced features and services, evolution of standards, technical education, advocacy, regulatory affairs, global roaming and device availability. Currently, there are more than 500 individuals working within various CDG industry initiatives.

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