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CDMA Development Group announces conclusion of successful CDMA Operators Forum in New Delhi, India

Forum surpasses expectations in attendance and participation and receives warm reception from India's Telecom Commission

COSTA MESA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 14, 1997--Responding to the escalating need for CDMA wireless services in developing countries, the CDMA Development Group (CDG) Monday announced the conclusion of a very successful CDMA Operators Forum held on Wednesday, April 2, in New Delhi, India.

The CDMA Operators Forum experienced great attendance and participation, particularly from India's Department of Telecommunications. More than 130 delegates from the Indian telecommunications community were in attendance to hear leading authorities on CDMA technology discuss wireless communications issues and solutions affecting the India region.

The Observer, a New Delhi-based daily newspaper, reported on Wednesday, April 2, that CDMA is conquering the digital world and that a host of top companies have adopted this technology in preference to the prevailing time division multiple access in macro cellular applications. The Observer also reported that CDMA is increasingly being recognized as superior in personal handiphone communication equipment and in wireless local loop (WLL).

"Developing countries like India are facing a demand for new business and residential telephone service -- because of the unique features and benefits of CDMA technology, more and more operators are choosing CDMA-based Wireless Local Loop networks to deliver these services," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG.

"In fact, the Indian Department of Telecommunications has recently deployed a CDMA Wireless Local Loop system in the New Delhi area."

The forum began with welcoming comments from V.M. Trehan, president of Telematics India and chairman of the Mekaster Group of Companies. The inaugural address was presented by Shri Shyamal Ghosh, secretary of the Indian Department of Electronics, and the keynote address was delivered by N. Vittal, former chairman for the Indian Telecom Commission, Department of Telecommunications.

Technical sessions featured several of the world's leading authorities on wireless communications, including Dr. Irwin Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of QUALCOMM Inc.; Paul Eyerman, senior product manager for WILL Infrastructure Products for Motorola Inc.; Mohan Lakshminarayan, director of wireless networks for Nortel; Varsha Clare, director of systems development for AirTouch Communications; Sam Samra, director, technology planning and development for Sprint PCS; Sunil B. Mittal, chairman and chief managing director for Bharti Telecom Ltd., one of India's leading private telecom service providers; Jagbir Singh, senior manager for Lucent Technologies Inc.; Terry Yen, chairman of CDG's Asia-Pacific Working Group; and several speakers from India's Telecom Commission, Department of Telecommunications.