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The CDMA Development Group Announces the First Annual CDMA European Regional Congress

Congress to Address Pertinent Wireless Issues Affecting European Market

COSTA MESA, Calif.--Aug. 18, 1997--The CDMA Development Group (CDG) Monday announced a landmark event for the European wireless communications industry -- The First Annual CDMA European Regional Congress.

The event, which will take place at the Millennium Conference Centre in London on Oct. 29-31, 1997, will bring together leading international experts on Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) to discuss the worldwide progress of cdmaOne and the opportunities available for cdmaOne in Europe.

"We are eagerly anticipating cdmaOne's formal entrance into the European market," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "cdmaOne continues to firmly establish itself as a leading wireless technology around the world, and over the next few years, explosive growth in worldwide subscriber numbers will be matched by the rapid development of next generation cdmaOne-based systems. The First Annual European Regional Congress is the ideal opportunity to review the worldwide progress of cdmaOne and to demonstrate how the European market will utilize cdmaOne to create a wealth of new business opportunities."

The First Annual CDMA European Regional Congress will feature several principal international authorities on cdmaOne including Dr. Sung Cheol Hong, general manager, SK Telecom (Korea); Craig Farrill, vice president, Strategic Technology, AirTouch; Sam Samra, director, Technology Planning & Development, Sprint PCS; Randy Crouse, vice president, Advanced Technology, GTE Wireless; Professor Michael Walker, technical executive, Vodafone; Doug Dwyre, president, Globalstar; Akio Sasaki, director of Land Mobiles Communications, ARIB (Japan); and Koji Ohno, executive engineer, R&D, NTT DoCoMo (Japan).

Topics for the Congress include examining the opportunities for cdmaOne in the European market, the integration of cdmaOne and GSM, application of cdmaOne in the Wireless Local Loop, and the development of next generation cdmaOne-based systems.