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The CDMA Development Group Welcomes Ericsson as a New Member at the Fourth Annual CDMA World Congress in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong, June 15, 1999 -- The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced that Ericsson has joined the association as a member dedicated to the development and deployment of cdmaOneTM worldwide. Today’s announcement was made at the Fourth Annual CDMA World Congress, held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, June 14-18, 1999.

"The CDG welcomes the addition of Ericsson into the organization and looks forward to their participation as one of the many CDMA equipment manufacturers," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "We are all working together to support the growth of cdmaOne and to evolve the technology to provide third generation services, in particular wireless Internet access."

"We are excited to be an active member of the CDMA Development Group and believe that our expertise will prove to be beneficial to the organization," said Ake Persson, head of Ericsson’s CDMA Systems business unit. Ericsson looks forward to working with the CDG’s technical and regional teams in the development of cdmaOne as the technology continues to expand throughout the world."

The CDG provides a unique arena for companies to join together as they shape the future of cdmaOne products and services. Member companies are committed to the advanced development and deployment of cdmaOne technology and contribute significant technical and business resources to the CDG’s efforts. cdmaOne is the fastest growing wireless technology in the world, currently serving 30 million subscribers.

"With the combination of our members’ dedication and the technology’s significant advantages, the CDG will continue to evolve cdmaOne technology, maintaining its position as the fastest growing wireless technology. As we move into the wireless Internet era, our members are at the forefront in providing consumers around the world with feature-rich products and services including wireless data, e-mail and soon, full-motion multimedia access," concluded LaForge.