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Recent Independent Report Confirms cdma Technology Leads Rival Wireless Standards In Meeting The Needs of Consumers

TRAC Report Findings Now Available on CDMA Development Group Web Site

COSTA MESA, Calif., October 21, 1997 - A recent independent report on cellular service by the Telecommunications Research and Action Center (TRAC), a non-profit consumer group based in Washington, DC, concludes that the CDMA standard, also known as cdmaOne™, is "significantly ahead" of other digital wireless technologies in meeting the needs of consumers.

The report bases its conclusions on a comparison of how well the three leading digital wireless technologies served eight distinct consumer needs: service availability, privacy and security, enhanced service options, power requirements, voice quality, signal quality, reliability and community impact. cdmaOne emerged as the clear winner in six of the eight categories.

The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced that highlights from the TRAC report can be accessed on the CDG website at http://www.cdg.org. In addition, web browsers can hotlink from the CDG site to the TRAC website to obtain complete copies of the cellular service report.

"TRAC's cellular service report confirms what we have known all along -- that cdmaOne is the industry's finest wireless service standard," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "With cdmaOne surpassing all other wireless service standards in several key categories, the TRAC report provides overwhelming testimony that cdmaOne is the best wireless service standard for consumers. It is truly the technology for the future."

The TRAC study includes a Quick Consumer Checklist to help buyers navigate their way through the vast and confusing array of cellular service claims. CDMA performed the best in key categories such as voice quality, signal security, reception, power consumption, reliability and community impact. The report concludes that CDMA's rapid expansion in the US and its superior service quality make it the best choice for consumers over the long term.