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CDMA Development Group Announces Conclusion Of Successful 1997 CDMA North American Regional Congress ™
Congress Examines Success of cdmaOne ™ During First Year of Commercialization and Analyzes Opportunities Ahead for cdmaOne in 1998

COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 15, 1997 - The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced the successful conclusion of the 1997 North American Regional Congress in Orlando, Fla. on December 3-5, 1997. More than 600 delegates from the global wireless industry were in attendance to hear leading authorities discuss the success of cdmaOne during its first year of commercialization and focus on the opportunities ahead for cdmaOne technology.

The 1997 CDMA North American Regional Congress provided an in-depth analysis of the marketing and business strategies that enabled cdmaOne to emerge as a leading wireless standard during its first year of commercialization. The Congress also reviewed cdmaOne's record subscriber growth, its growing vendor base, the increasing variety of cdmaOne handsets and the emerging opportunities for cdmaOne in Wireless Local Loop (WLL) applications.

"With more than 100 cdmaOne cities and 1.5 million subscribers across North America, cdmaOne has enjoyed an outstanding first year of commercialization," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "Worldwide acceptance and deployment of cdmaOne technology gained tremendous momentum throughout 1997. The CDG estimates that there are more than 7.8 million cdmaOne subscribers and 72 cdmaOne operators in 32 countries around the world. With the continued rapid expansion and evolution of cdmaOne, the CDG firmly believes that 1998 will be a year of unparalleled globalization for IS-95 CDMA technology."

In addition to providing firsthand knowledge of the success of cdmaOne in North America, the Congress also focused on the increasing globalization of cdmaOne as it continues to penetrate major growth markets such as Japan, China and Brazil. The Congress examined the continuing success of cdmaOne as the dominant technology in WLL systems throughout India, Eastern Europe, South America and Africa.