updated 1/4/2011 9:16:00 AM ET 2011-01-04T14:16:00

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced the availability of a new white paper from Signals Research Group that highlights enhancements to CDMA2000® voice and mobile broadband networks which can help operators better manage the increasing demand for data. The paper, titled, "The Impact of Mobile Computers and Smartphones on CDMA2000 networks," provides a detailed look into how the rise of mobile data usage has created a need for operators to optimize their 3G networks and spectrum. It also examines options available for CDMA operators to further improve their networks through solutions that are primarily software-based, such as 1X Advanced, Multicarrier EV-DO and DO Advanced.

"The CDMA2000 technology roadmap offers a variety of options that will help operators realize continued returns on their 3G investments," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "Many of these solutions are relatively inexpensive and simple to deploy to existing 1X or EV-DO networks, ensuring more efficient use of spectrum and greater increases in capacity to handle the ongoing growth of mobile data."

The white paper details the primary causes and impact of the explosive growth of data on wireless networks. According to Ericsson, during a one-year period from March 2009 to March 2010 mobile data traffic nearly tripled as smartphones became more popular amongst consumers. Additionally, the applications being used by smartphones, such as email, instant messaging, Twitter and Facebook, engage in frequent signaling of the network, constantly checking for updates or having updated information pushed to them.  As a result, some operators are finding their networks capacity-strained and are looking for ways to handle the growth in signaling and data traffic while battling decreasing margins.

"While the growing amount of data being downloaded on wireless networks is creating capacity issues, it's important to realize that the manner in which data is being accessed can also strain the network due to signaling traffic," said Michael Thelander, CEO and Founder of Signals Research Group. "A typical smartphone user 'snacks' on data by using bursty applications that can nibble away at network capacity much faster than longer-term connections using more data, such as those typically seen with PC cards or dongles."

The white paper reveals that CDMA2000 technologies can help address the growing demand for voice and data whether operators are actively deploying LTE, pursuing an EV-DO evolutionary path or have yet to deploy EV-DO Revision A (Rev. A). It outlines a variety of checks and solutions available to ensure that 1X voice and EV-DO data channels are already optimized, as well as evolutionary technologies such as 1X Advanced and Multicarrier EV-DO. Finally, the white paper highlights longer-term solutions, collectively called DO Advanced, that utilize both intelligent software and smaller-scale hardware to effectively manage data growth through Smart Network Techniques and Advanced Topology Networks. 

The white paper can be downloaded at

http://www.cdg.org/resources/files/white_papers/mobile_computers_smartphones_on_CDMA2000_networks.pdf .

For more information about the CDG and CDMA2000, visit www.cdg.org.

About CDMA2000

CDMA2000 is a widely deployed 3G technology, with 315 operators in 120 countries and territories serving more than 547 million subscribers. Counting 2G cdmaOne™ subscribers, there are over 550 million CDMA users worldwide. CDMA2000 1xEV-DO is a widely-deployed 3G CDMA (IMT-2000) solution offering mobile broadband to over 147 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 2,455 CDMA2000 devices from over 133 suppliers have been introduced to the market, including more than 566 Rel. 0 and 293 Rev. A devices on 115 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rel. 0, 107 Rev. A and 3 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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