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cdmaOne Handset Certification Program Receives Donation of HP Test Equipment Quality Testing Equipment from HP Ensures State-of-the-Art cdmaOne* Handsets

New Orleans, September 22, 1999 -- The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced that Hewlett-Packard Company has donated wireless test equipment for use in the cdmaOne handset certification program. The program brings together CDG's expertise with cdmaOne technology and the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association's (CTIA) certification experience to provide manufacturers with a benchmark for developing quality handset products.

"As witnessed today at PCIA's PCS show, there is a wide variety of cdmaOne handsets. HP's donation ensures that the quality of CDMA phones being manufactured today will be monitored closely for compliance so that manufacturers exceed consumer expectations," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "cdmaOne offers operators the ability to deliver advanced wireless services today, and HP's continued support of the cdmaOne handset certification program enables us to achieve high standards with minimal expense."

The HP donation, valued at US$70,000, includes its HP 8924C CDMA mobile station test set with a PCS interface. This product aids wireless phone manufacturers in the evaluation of CDMA phones to ensure that the products comply with industry quality standards.