The CCF Launches Its Evolutionary Single Device Certification Process for the CDMA Industry Worldwide

    SAN DIEGO, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The CDMA Certification
Forum(R) (CCF), in partnership with operators and vendors around the world, is
pleased to announce the next evolution of its widely successful device
certification process.  This evolution gives operators and vendors of all
sizes access to the world's most efficient and consistent CDMA device
certification process.

    The early focus of CCF was to deliver the fastest and most reliable
device certification solution to emerging markets. Merging the former
CDG-recommended test guidelines into the efficient CCF process now gives
operators and vendors in all markets a single, comprehensive, affordable, and
clearly defined device test process. This new process certifies device minimum
performance, signaling conformance, and infrastructure interoperability in a
most efficient way.

    "We are excited about the release of the CCF Global Certification
process," said Lou LaMedica, Director of the Wireless Handset and Device
Evaluation and Implementation Laboratory for Verizon Wireless.   "Our
involvement with the CCF was driven by our belief that CDMA needs a test plan
common to all to ensure consistency of results worldwide. The use of a single
testing process also removes redundancy, making testing more straightforward
and less burdensome without sacrificing the quality of the end product. This
new CCF process will greatly benefit the entire CDMA industry."

    "Leading CDMA players Alcatel-Lucent and Telus challenged the industry to
develop a single device test process that could support all markets, from
emerging to the most mature," says Thomas Erickson, President and CEO of the
CCF.  "The industry rose to this challenge, and, working through the CCF, is
now delivering the most efficient, comprehensive, and cost effective CDMA
device certification process available."

    The first certified devices to use this single process are expected to
hit the market by the end of this year.  For more information on this
evolutionary process, please visit the CCF Web site at

    About the CCF
    The CCF (CDMA Certification Forum) is an independent nonprofit
organization owned and operated by leading CDMA operators and vendors from
around the world. CCF certifies that CDMA2000 devices meet the requisite
product conformance, network interoperability, and essential performance
specifications dictated by international standards bodies. In the last year
the CCF delivered the most efficient, comprehensive, and cost effective CDMA
device certification process for all CDMA markets. For more details, visit the
CCF Web site at


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For further information: Sandrine Melfort - CCF, +1-303-828-7232, Web Site:

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