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WIRELESS LEADERS GATHER AT ITU TELECOM ASIA PRESS CONFERENCE; THIRD GENERATION TOPIC OF DISCUSSION

Representatives Review Next Generation Wireless Networks and Technology

HONG KONG, Dec. 5, 2000 - During a joint press conference at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom Asia conference held this week in Hong Kong, the CDMA Development Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org) along with representatives from Ericsson, Lucent Technologies, Nortel Networks and QUALCOMM discussed the solid foundation of CDMA as the backbone technology for third generation services. According to Terry Yen, Asia Pacific director for the CDG, "3G CDMA is the world's first wireless technology to enable the commercial availability of next generation services with numerous Korean consumers enjoying high speed data services since early October."

Participants in the press conference included Phillip Hester, director of product and Technical Marketing for Ericsson; Scott Erickson, vice president Global Marketing for Wireless Networks Group for Lucent Technologies; Robert Mao, president and CEO of Nortel Networks China; and Dr. Irwin Jacobs, chairman and CEO of QUALCOMM. Highlighting the benefits of CDMA, the wireless industry leaders communicated their continued support for the development of 3G CDMA infrastructure, applications and devices.

"It is an exciting time for the global CDMA wireless community, particularly as we make 3G a reality," said Perry LaForge, executive director for the CDG. "Working with companies throughout the wireless and Internet industries, the CDG will continue to lead the development and advancement of next generation wireless technology."