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CDMA Development Group Website To Include Columns By Prominent Wireless Industry Analysts; DataComm Research, Gartner Group And Kagan Associates To Participate

New Features Added to Award-Winning Website

COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 19, 1997 -- The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced a significant addition to its cutting-edge web page -- the Analysts’ Viewpoint column. The new section of the CDG website, located at http://www.cdg.org, will provide analysis and comments from leading wireless industry observers regarding the global expansion and technological development of cdmaOne systems.

The CDG website has become the leading Internet resource for information on all aspects of cdmaOne, from global network deployments to advances in the development of third generation W-cdmaOne standards. In addition, traffic on the CDG website currently exceeds one million hits per month.

"The addition of the independent wireless industry analyst's column to the CDG website greatly enhances what is already an easily accessible and vast resource for information on cdmaOne," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "An impressive measure of the website’s popularity is the number of daily visitors, which has increased almost eight-fold in the last 15 months."

The new analyst's column will feature a number of esteemed industry observers, including Sharon Armbrust, wireless analyst for Kagan World Media; Bob Egan, research director for the Gartner Group; and Ira Brodsky, President Datacomm Research Company. This new section of the CDG website provides an examination of topics such as "The Push for a Third Generation Standard" and "cdmaOne and the Wireless Local Loop."

"The CDG's Analysts' Viewpoint column will provide a forum for leading industry commentators to track the progress and predict the future of the cdmaOne industry," said Ira Brodsky, President of Datacomm Research Company. "As someone who believed in CDMA from the very beginning, I welcome the opportunity that only a website offers for responding quickly to industry developments and controversies."

In addition to the Analyst’s Viewpoint column, the CDG website now incorporates a search engine to assist browsers with finding information on specific topics. Other sections of the CDG website include:

The CDMA Around the World section, where browsers can find information related to cdmaOne networks in any geographical region, including Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Russia, the Middle East, North America, South America and the United States

The CDMA Technology section contains recent white papers by leading CDMA authorities, and was recently featured as a "quality business web site" by Dow Jones Business Directory, a service from Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

columnOne, where Perry LaForge and guest columnists provide industry insights on a monthly basis

The Hot News section provides news releases on the latest cdmaOne network deployments, technological advances and marketing innovations from CDG member companies

The Press Release section contains the latest news bulletins regarding global and regional subscriber numbers, product updates and information on CDG conferences and teams

The Magazines section includes a quick and easy form for a free subscription to cdmaSpectrum, the journal of the cdmaOne world, as well as back issues of cdmaSpectrum magazine and CDMA Developments newsletter

The Key Events section provides complete information on upcoming CDG conferences and order forms for past conference proceedings

The CDG welcomes contributions from its member companies to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on cdmaOne.