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IMT-2000 IMPLEMENTATION

Operator Country Date Comments

IMT-2000 Radio Technology: WCDMA2
Spectrum: 2 GHz Bands
(1 885-2 025 / 2 110 - 2 200 MHz)

NTT DoCoMo Japan 1 October 2001 Pre-commercial period: May-October 2001.
Telenor Mobile Norway December 2001 Note 1.

Netcom

Norway

December 2001

Note 1.

Sonera Finland January 2002 Note 1; areas: Greater Helsinki area, Tampere, Turku and Oulu.
Radiolinja Finland January 2002 Note 1.
Orange Sverige Sweden January 2002 Note 1; area: Malmo.
Europolitan Sweden January 2002 Note 1; area: Karslkrona.
Hi3g Sweden January 2002 Note 1; area: Stockholm.
Tele2 Sweden January 2002 Note 1; area: Stockholm.
mobilkom Austria September 2002
Orange S.A. France September 2001 Field trial in Paris.
Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) Italy October 2001 Pilot system in Padova.
Manx Telecom Isle of Man December 2001 Trial phase (until 2003).
Monaco Telecom Monaco January 2002 Trial phase.

IMT-2000 Radio Technology: cdma20003
Spectrum: 800/900/1800/1900 MHz Bands

SK Telecom Rep. of Korea 1 October 2000 & 28 Jan. 2002 cdma2000 1x
& 1xEV-DO
LG TeleCom Rep. of Korea May 2001 cdma2000 1x
KT Freetel (KTF) Rep. of Korea 1 May 2001
& 10 May 2002
cdma2000 1x
& 1xEV-DO
Monet Mobile Networks USA 15 Oct. 2001
& 29 Oct. 2002
cdma2000 1x
& 1xEV-DO
Telesp Celular Brazil 12 Dec. 2001 cdma2000 1x
Leap USA 12 Dec. 2001 cdma2000 1x
Bell Mobility Canada 12 Feb. 2002 cdma2000 1x
MetroPCS USA 21 Feb. 2002 cdma2000 1x
KDDI Japan March 2002 cdma2000 1x
Monet Mobile Networks USA 1 April 2002 cdma2000 1xEV-DO
Centennial Wireless Puerto Rico 4 April 2002 cdma2000 1x
Telefonica Celular Brazil 16 April 2002 cdma2000 1x
Verizon Wireless USA 20 May 2002 cdma2000 1x
Telus Mobility Canada 3 June 2002 cdma2000 1x
Telecom Mobile Limited New Zealand 22 July 2002  cdma2000 1x
SmartCom PCS Chile 26 July 2002  cdma2000 1x
Sprint USA 11 August 2002 cdma2000 1x
Cellular South USA 9 Sept. 2002 cdma2000 1x
Pelephone Communications Ltd. Israel 30 Sept. 2002 cdma2000 1xEV-DO
JSC Interdnestrcom Moldova 30 Sept. 2002 cdma2000 1x
US Cellular USA 6 Oct. 2002 cdma2000 1x
ComScape USA 14 Nov. 2002 cdma2000 1x
Movilnet Venezuela 20 Nov. 2002 cdma2000 1x
Aliant Telecom Mobility Canada 25 Nov. 2002 cdma2000 1x
MTS Mobility Canada 27 Nov. 2002 cdma2000 1x
Telstra Australia 2 December 2002 cdma2000 1x
NOTES:
1) Network started operation to satisfy licensing requirements, in limited areas; beginning of commercial service depends on handset availability.

2) See also http://www.umts-forum.org/licensing.html 

3) See also http://www.cdg.org/worldwide/index.asp 

Last update: 13.12.2002

 

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