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CDMA Development Group Announces Donation From HP to cdmaOne™ Handset Certification Program

ATLANTA, Feb. 23, 1998--CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced that it has received wireless test equipment from Hewlett-Packard Company for use in the recently announced cdmaOne handset certification program.

The certification program brings together the CDG's cdmaOne expertise and the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association's (CTIA) certification experience to provide manufacturers with a benchmark for developing quality handset products.

"The certification program will help ensure handset compliance on several important parameters, and HP's donation will allow us to provide a high-quality program with minimal expense," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "This program continues to gain tremendous support throughout the wireless industry."

HP's contribution includes its HP 8594E spectrum analyzer with a CDMA personality card and the HP 8924C CDMA mobile station test set with a PCS interface. These products help wireless-phone manufacturers evaluate the performance of CDMA phones to ensure the products comply with the industry quality standards.

In December, 1997, test equipment manufacturer Noise Com also announced a similar contribution to the CDG. The Noise Com system operates in conjunction with HP equipment to provide an integrated cdmaOne handset capability.

Hewlett-Packard Company is a leading global provider of computing, Internet and intranet solutions, services, communications products and measurement solutions, all of which are recognized for excellence in quality and support. HP has 123,300 employees and had revenue of $42.9 billion in its 1997 fiscal year.