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CDMA Development Group Announces First cdma World Congress

Conference to Address Evolution of CDMA Around the World

IRVINE, CA - The CDMA Development Group (CDG) announced today that it will hold its first CDMA World Congress at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Singapore, May 14 through 16.

The theme of the conference is "The Evolution of CDMA Around the World." Distinguished speakers from Asia, South America, Europe and North America will discuss issues ranging from commercial system implementations to the planned evolution of CDMA as the next generation worldwide standard.

Speakers at the conference will include key manufacturers, cellular carriers, PCS providers, and members of the CDG that have been involved in the commercialization of CDMA.

A preliminary list of speakers includes:

  • H. G. Bahk, vice president, Mobile Communications Division, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)
  • Ramon Cojuangco, president and chief executive officer, PilTel
  • Matthew J. Desch, vice president and general manager, Cellular Systems, Nortel
  • Scott Erickson, executive vice president of marketing, AT&T Network Systems
  • F. Craig Farrill, vice president, technology, engineering and operations and corporate technology, AirTouch Communications
  • Ronald R. Grawert, executive vice president operations, GTE Mobilnet
  • Graham Haddock, vice president and director of development engineering, Cellular Infrastructure Group, Motorola, Inc.
  • Dr. Irwin M. Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer, QUALCOMM, Inc.
  • Al Kurtze, chief technical officer and senior vice president, Sprint Telecommunications Venture
  • James Petit, vice president, technology and chief technical officer, PCS PrimeCo
  • Evan Richards, vice president engineering, Ameritech Cellular Services
  • Jack Scanlon, executive vice president and general manager, Cellular Infrastructure Group, Motorola Inc.
  • Clyde Smith, vice president technology, ALLTEL Mobile Communications
  • Dr. Andrew J. Viterbi, vice chairman and chief technical officer, QUALCOMM, Inc.
  • Li Jing Xing, director, Radio Department, Research Institute of Telecommunications Transmission, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications

The conference will address the development and implementation of CDMA for cellular, PCS, high speed data and wireless local loop applications and will also feature a large exhibition of CDMA equipment.

"We believe that this event will be a key milestone for the adoption of CDMA around the world," explained Perry LaForge, chairman CDMA Development Group. "With the first commercial CDMA system in service in Hong Kong, it is only fitting that we hold the first World Congress in Asia."

This Congress promises to be one of the premier wireless technology events of the year," stated Craig Farrill, vice president of technology, planning and development, AirTouch Communications. "This impressive program, featuring technology experts from around the world, illustrates how much momentum CDMA has developed worldwide."