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Wireless Local Loop Deployment Momentum Significantly Increases Throughout Europe

cdmaOne™ Fixed Wireless Networks Availability Increases Globally

BERLIN, Oct. 20, 1998 -- Indicative of cdmaOne technology's emergence as the global wireless local loop (WLL) standard, the CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced that the cdmaOne WLL network deployment rate has significantly increased globally, especially in Eastern Europe. With more than 45 cdmaOne WLL trial and commercial contracts signed in 23 countries, the technology is now deployed on every major continent. *(See attached chart for full country by country deployment of cdmaOne WLL)

Today's announcement was made by Perry LaForge, executive director for the CDG, at the Second Annual CDMA European Regional Congress at the Radisson SAS in Berlin, Germany. The CDMA European Regional Congress will continue through October 22, 1998.

"With 9 cdmaOne WLL contracts signed in Russia, Poland and the Ukraine, Eastern Europe has clearly emerged as a growth market for cdmaOne fixed wireless networks," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "cdmaOne WLL enables operators in developing countries to offer or expand local telephone service cost effectively. WLL continues to accelerate around the world and the proven ability of cdmaOne as a solution for providing wireline equivalent voice and data services, ensure the technology's continued growth. We expect to see more than 60 cdmaOne WLL systems deployed by year-end."

cdmaOne WLL offers operators a flexible and cost effective solution to their subscriber demands by providing a substitute to wireline. With the technology's inherent ability to provide increased, superior capacity, cdmaOne gives operators a financially and technologically attractive option for delivering service on their WLL network. In addition, with cdmaOne, WLL operators have a technology that offers service differentiation and an evolution path to enhanced services.

cdmaOne WLL networks also allow for a number of unique features such as variable rate vocoders, robust error correction, frequency, space and time diversity, and multipath immunity.

cdmaOne WLL Deployments:

 Country Carrier Status Vendor(s) Coverage
 North America
 United States Bell Atlantic Mobile Trial Lucent New Jersey
United States Wireless II, L.L.C. (operate as NWTC-Nebraska Wirless Telephone Co.) Deployment Nortel Rural Nebraska (Grand Island, Kearney, North Platte & Norfolk)
Canada BC TEL Trial Nortel Willowbrook, BC
Canada Bell Mobility Trial Nortel NA
Dominican Republic TRICOM Deployment Motorola Santo Domingo, Santiago
Puerto Rico Centennial Commercial Lucent Puerto Rico
Guatemala TelGua Commercial Nortel Guatemala City, Puerto, Barrios, Quetzal Tenango, Escuintla, Puerto Quetzal
Mexico Pegaso PCS Deployment QUALCOMM Nationwide
Mexico UNEFON   Nortel Nationwide
South America
Brazil Telebahia Trial QUALCOMM Salvador, Bahia
Brazil Telemig Trial Motorola Minas Gerais
Brazil Telebrasilia Trial Lucent Brasilia
Brazil Telecommunicacoes de Minas Gerais (TELEMIG) Trial Motorola Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
Europe - Russia
 Poland TPSA (Telekomunikacja Polska S.A.) Commercial Motorola Nationwide
Russia Chelyabinsk Sviazinform and South Ural's Cellular Telephone Company Commercial QUALCOMM Chelyabinsk
Russia JSC Personal Communications Commercial QUALCOMM 300,000 capacity for Moscow and Oblast
 Russia Kubtelecom Deployment QUALCOMM Krasnodor
Russia Kodotel NA NEC Voronezh
Russia Electrosvyaz NA NEC Irkutsk
Russia Rostov Electrosviaz Commercial Nortel Novocherkaask
Russia Rostov Electrosviaz Commercial QUALCOMM Rostov-on-Don
Ukraine Telesystems of Ukraine Commercial QUALCOMM Kiev, throughout Ukraine
Nigeria Intercellullar Nigeria Ltd. Commercial Motorola Lagos and Abuja
Nigeria Nigerian Starcomms Ltd. Deployment QUALCOMM Lagos
Dem. Rep. of Congo African Telecom Incorporated (AfriTel) Deployment QUALCOMM  
Middle East
Egypt Arento Trial Motorola Cairo
Egypt Telecom Egypt Trial Nortel Cairo
Kuwait Ministry of Communications Commercial Motorola Initial installation in northern and southern regions
Yemen Public Telecom. Corporation Deployment Motorola Aden, other cities
Asia - Pacific
Bangladesh Bangladesh Rural Telecom Authority Deployment QUALCOMM Nationwide rural Bangladesh
China Beijing Telecom Administration (BTA) Trial QUALCOMM Wukesong area of Beijing
China United Telecom Test Samsung Chonqing
China china MPT Trial Motorola Trials in Tianjin, Shanghai, Fujian and Jiangsu
China Shanghia PTA Contract signed Motorola Urban Shanghai
China Shenda Telephone Deployment QUALCOMM Shenzhen Special Economic Zone of China: Company Luo Hu and Fu Tian areas
India Bharti Telenet, Ltd. Commercial Motorola Madhya Pradesh
India Mahangar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL)/DoT Commercial QUALCOMM New Dehli, Calcutta, Mandurai, Uttar Pradesh
India of Jaipur Shyam Telelink Deployment QUALCOMM  Rajasthan region: city
India Tata Teleservices Ltd. BCI Deployment Lucent Hyderabad, Andra Pradesh
Indonesia PT Telekomunikasi (Telkom) Commercial Motorola Surabaya, East Java
Indonesia PT Telekomunikasi Trial QUALCOMM Bandung, West Java
Mongolia Mobicom NA NEC Ulaanbaatar
Philippines PT&T Commercial QUALCOMM Southern Luzon
Singapore M1 (MobilOne) NA Motorola Singapore
Australia OzPhone (consortium) Deployment QUALCOMM Brisbane, Perth, Cairns, Mackay, Maryborough, Grafton, Tasmania, and Regional West regions