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Former FCC Chairman, Reed Hundt, to Deliver Keynote Address At the Third Annual CDMA World Congress

ATLANTA, Feb. 23, 1998--The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced that Reed Hundt, former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman, will deliver the keynote address at the Third Annual CDMA World Congress.

The Congress will be held in the Republic of Singapore, June 23-25, 1998, at the Westin Stamford & Westin Plaza, Raffles City Convention Centre. Drawing on his experience with the FCC during the worldwide communications revolution, Hundt will speak on "Promoting Competition in Global Wireless Environments: The Story Behind the U.S. Spectrum Auctions," on June 23 at 9:15 a.m.

"We are extremely excited to welcome Reed Hundt as the keynote speaker for the Third Annual CDMA World Congress," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "World Congress attendees have an extraordinary opportunity to gain rare insight into the challenges surrounding today's wireless markets by drawing on Hundt's firsthand experience with the PCS spectrum auctions in the United States, along with his efforts to promote deregulatory and pro-competitive policies worldwide."

"It is an honor to be selected by the CDMA Development Group to deliver the inaugural address at the Third Annual CDMA World Congress," said Hundt. "The communications revolution is dramatically affecting every aspect of our everyday lives, and I look forward to sharing my experiences with Congress attendees -- the same industry representatives that are shaping the future of the global wireless industry."

As chairman of the FCC from 1994-97, Reed Hundt was at the center of unprecedented technological change and radical new opportunities for the wireless industry. Hundt advocated private competition and public benefits in communications and led the way to deregulatory, pro-competitive policies that resulted in consumer choice, lower prices and better services. He also helped complete the World Trade Organization Telecommunications agreement that opened international markets to U.S. companies.

Under Hundt, the FCC promoted increased competition in wireless telecommunications by auctioning licenses to provide a new generation of wireless services. A staunch supporter of market-based spectrum policy, Hundt supervised the FCC’s issuance of over 4,300 new wireless
communications licenses and raised more than $12 billion dollars through competition-creating spectrum auctions. Today, Hundt remains intimately involved with the wireless marketplace and is uniquely qualified to speak about the communications and market forces that are revolutionizing every aspect of business and society worldwide.

With more than 1,000 expected delegates, the Third Annual CDMA World Congress promises to be the most informative telecommunications event of the year. Sponsored by leading wireless companies including Lucent, Motorola, NEC, Nortel, QUALCOMM and Samsung, the Congress will draw upon the expertise of leading telecommunications executives and wireless analysts from around the world as they examine the continued progress and globalization of cdmaOne networks.