CDMA2000 was designed with the mobile Internet in mind. It is an efficient and reliable IP-based platform on which to deliver wireless data applications. EV-DO technologies, optimized for broadband data, were designed to provide high-speed user data rates - that are faster than fixed-line broadband solutions - and low latencies to enable a broad range of data, multimedia and delay-sensitive services to ensure a superior customer experience. CDMA2000 supports thousands of applications across multiple execution environments (e.g., BREW, Java, Linux, Palm, RIM, Windows Mobile, etc.) and customers can choose from a wide variety of handsets, fixed wireless phones, PDAs, smart phones, notebooks, desktop modems and PC cards to access these applications.
For operators, CDMA2000 offers a robust platform that is easy to evolve and capable of enabling a time-to-market advantage of 1 to 2 years or more—in a competitive market, this is a significant benefit.
Today, CDMA2000 operators offer thousands of applications targeting consumers, businesses and public service organizations on their EV-DO Rel. 0 and Rev. A networks.
Next-generation mobile technologies, EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B, are IP-based and enable operators to offer a wide range of value-added services, including voice over IP (VoIP), video conferencing, advertising, social networking, m-commerce, radio and television. They also support multicast services, “one-to-many” delivery, which allows transmitting the same content to an unlimited number of users without the need to rebroadcast the information multiple times.
CDMA2000 operators have leveraged their success in delivering broadband data services to establish themselves as leaders in service innovation while driving double-digit growth in data revenues. In some markets in Asia, they are already generating over 30 percent of their revenues from data services, and in the U.S., they have surpassed the 25 percent mark.