CCF Announces 2010 Board of Directors


    



    ZTE Embraces Leadership Role as an Executive Board Member
    
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<p><span class="xn-location">SAN DIEGO</span>, <span class="xn-chron">Feb. 23</span> /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The CDMA Certification Forum® (CCF), a global non-profit organization that certifies CDMA2000 devices, today announced that ZTE has joined its Board of Directors.  ZTE has appointed General Manager Li Jichao as its representative on the CCF board, which retains six incumbent members: Nokia, Qualcomm, Sierra Wireless, Telus Mobility, Verizon Wireless and VIA Telecom.  These industry leading companies will drive the strategic direction of the CCF during 2010, including streamlining the certification of EV-DO Rev. B and CDMA2000® 1X, EV-DO Rev. A/B and LTE Worldmode(TM) mobile broadband devices.</p>
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<p><span class="xn-person">Mr. Li Jichao</span> is the senior manager responsible for CDMA handset management at ZTE Corporation.  Under his leadership of the company's CDMA terminal production team, ZTE has experienced a durative increase of sales volume in the global CDMA market over the past several years.  <span class="xn-person">Mr. Li</span> has also led the effort to introduce ZTE's devices and increase sales with leading CDMA2000 operators, including <span class="xn-location">China</span> Telecom and Verizon Wireless.</p>
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<p>"We are delighted to welcome ZTE to the CCF Board of Directors," said Lou LaMedica, Director of the Wireless Handset and Device Evaluation and Implementation Laboratory for Verizon Wireless and Chairman of the CCF Board of Directors.  "ZTE is embracing its role as a global leader in CDMA devices and network infrastructure, and we look forward to working in close collaboration with <span class="xn-person">Mr. Li</span> to communicate the importance of global CDMA device certification."</p>
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<p>2009 was a milestone year for the CCF, highlighted by the consolidation of the CTIA's CDMA certification program and CDMA Development Group's (CDG) 1, 2 and 3 test guidelines into a single, global certification process.  As a result, the CCF offers a clear and concise certification process that includes all of the minimum performance, interoperability and conformance testing necessary to ensure that all CDMA2000 devices are certified to operate in accordance with their respective global industry standards. More importantly, it streamlines and automates the device testing and certification process, minimizing time-to-market and reducing costs.</p>
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<p>"The CCF is proud to add another global industry leader to the impressive list of companies represented on our Board of Directors," said <span class="xn-person">Thomas Erickson</span>, President and CEO of the CCF.  "ZTE comes onboard at a critical time to serve several high-growth CDMA markets such as <span class="xn-location">China</span>, where a rapid proliferation of CDMA2000 devices is reinforcing the need for clear, consolidated testing and certification."</p>
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<p><span class="xn-location">China</span> Telecom is now offering CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev. A broadband data services to one out of every two Chinese 3G subscribers.  The number of 3G CDMA devices available in <span class="xn-location">China</span> is expected to grow exponentially this year, fueled by an increasing number of domestic device manufacturers like ZTE.  Additionally, <span class="xn-location">China</span> Telecom has formed agreements with top global device manufacturers such as HTC, RIM, Motorola and Nokia to bring high-end 3G devices to market, including Worldmode smartphones, multimedia devices and netbooks.</p>
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<p>For more information about the CCF or CDMA device testing and certification, please visit <a href="http://www.globalccf.org">www.globalccf.org</a>.</p>
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    About the CCF
    
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<p>The CCF is a partnership of CDMA vendors and operators worldwide that has established and maintains a single core global device certification process. The CCF process allows quick and affordable certification of devices so they meet prescribed international performance requirements. This process improves quality through consistent interoperability, signaling conformance, and performance testing. More information at: <a href="http://www.globalccf.org">www.globalccf.org</a>.</p>
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<p>CDMA Certification Forum is a registered trademark of the CDMA Certification Forum.  CDMA2000 is a registered trademark of the CDMA Development Group.  WorldMode is a trademark of the CDMA Development Group.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Sandrine Melfort of the CDMA Certification Forum, +1-303-828-7232, S_melfort@globalccf.org Web Site: http://www.globalccf.org

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