Motorola 1x technology accepted by 3GPP2

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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, United States—Motorola’s 1xEV-DV framework, a stepping stone to third-generation (3G) cdma2000 1x, has been accepted as a standard by the 3G Partnership Project 2 standards body.

“Motorola continued its leadership role in this standardization process by soliciting the support of operators, network vendors and suppliers for the adoption of a baseline framework that combines elements of the two leading proposals before the standards body,” said Keith Ten Brook, senior director of advanced technology for Motorola. ” Our main goal was to move this standard along in order to develop products that will deliver the simultaneous voice and high-speed data services that CDMA network operators have indicated they want.”

According to Motorola, 1xEV-DV technology will provide integrated voice with simultaneous high-speed packet data, video and video conferencing capabilities. 3GPP2 plans to publish the standard in March 2002, and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is also expected to approve the standard in May 2002.

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