Nokia’s use of the CCF process further demonstrates the value of the CCF test platform to the CDMA industry

Costa Mesa and San Diego, Calif. – June 6, 2006 – The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( and Nokia today announced that the CDMA Certification Forum (CCF) has certified the Nokia 2355 CDMA2000® 1X phone for commercial availability.

Nokia is the first tier-one handset manufacturer to utilize the CCF’s streamlined test and global certification process. The Nokia 2355 mobile phone was tested by Wireless Test Systems (WTS) in San Diego using the standard CCF Lab (CCF-L) test plan, which increases the number of test cases conducted by 40 percent over other test processes. A handset that receives CCF certification has passed all of the required test cases based on the features and functionality supported by the device and is ready for carrier acceptance.

“The CCF is pleased to have Nokia’s support of the CCF certification process. As the world’s leading provider of mobile devices, Nokia realizes the importance of streamlining device testing,” said Thom Erickson, president and CEO of the CCF. “With the CCF certification process, CDMA2000 devices can be tested and certified in less time with increased test coverage at a cost that is 20 percent of the traditional test process.”

“It is important that Nokia brings handsets to market in the quickest and most cost effective manner,” said Larry Paulson, vice president of product marketing for Nokia's CDMA business group. “With the CCF test process, Nokia realized a five-week reduction in the time required to test the device, along with a 79 percent reduction in certification costs compared to the traditional test process.”

“Device manufacturers are constantly searching for ways to bring products to market quicker and at a lower cost,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “Nokia’s use of the CCF test process further illustrates the value that the CCF provides in helping device manufacturers achieve these goals.”

About the CCF
The CDMA Certification Forum (CCF) is a partnership between CDMA operators and CDMA device vendors to certify CDMA2000 devices that are ready for commercialization. The CCF offers a streamlined global certification process that enables devices to be adequately tested and certified for commercialization in an affordable and timely manner. Its charter is to define and maintain a global standard certification test plan to certify that CDMA2000 devices meet the requisite product conformance, network interoperability, and essential performance specifications that are dictated by international standards bodies. The forum, whose founding members include Motorola, Nokia, QUALCOMM, Telstra, U.S. Cellular and Via Telecom, is also responsible for validating test platforms, authorizing test facilities, auditing test data and issuing device certifications. For more information about the CCF, visit the CCF Web site at, or contact the CDG News Bureau.

About Nokia
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.

About the CDG
The CDMA Development Group is a trade association formed to foster the worldwide development, implementation and use of CDMA technologies. The more than 100 member companies of the CDG include many of the world’s largest wireless carriers and equipment manufacturers. The primary activities of the CDG include development of CDMA features and services, public relations, education and seminars, regulatory affairs and international support. Currently, there are more than 500 individuals working within various CDG subcommittees on CDMA-related matters.

Ricca Silverio
CDG News Bureau
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