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Third Generation Wireless Web Cast Series Concludes; Provides Comprehensive Picture of the Future of Wireless

Representatives from Cutting-edge Companies Reveal the Facts About 3G Technologies, Products, Services and Applications

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2000 -- Following a successful month of live, interactive, Internet-based Web casts focused on third generation (3G) wireless, the CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced the conclusion of its month long 3G Digevent Series. Hosted by the CDG, the series received an overwhelming response as it featured leading executives from wireless companies including Bell Atlantic Mobile, NeoPoint, Nortel Networks, Sprint PCS, and Vodafone AirTouch.

During the month of February, the CDG conducted live, streaming video and audio Web casts geared toward today's wireless professionals and consumers seeking the facts surrounding 3G wireless technologies, products, services and applications. Beginning with a 1X discussion and evolving to a wireless Internet conversation and on to a 3G technical discussion, the three-part series archives can be accessed via the CDG Web site at www.cdg.org, or by accessing the Digevent archives located at www.digevent.com.

"As a 3G organization, the CDG and its members are committed to providing industry professionals with the necessary information to remain competitive in today's mobile economy, as well as giving wireless users insight to the services and products available," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "The reality of 3G is one of the most significant milestones achieved by the wireless industry, placing global CDMA operators, manufacturers and application developers well ahead of their competition due to the technology's ability to deliver advanced mobile services today across a variety of devices."

Key highlights of the three CDG 3G Web casts include:

  • 1X Discussion: Focused on the technology that will be used to launch the world's first 3G wireless service, this discussion covered a variety of topics related to 1X including the deployment of 3G systems, cost efficiencies, and 1X-enabled applications and services. The seminar was moderated by Jim Takach of the CDG with participation from Gerry Flynn, executive director of technology development for Bell Atlantic Mobile and Yiuman Leung, senior manager of 1XRTT at Nortel Networks.
  • Wireless Internet Conversation: Addressing convergence, the hottest topic in the wireless industry, this conversation answers questions regarding the devices available, the killer applications being developed, the services offered and the infrastructure required to make it all work. Led by Perry LaForge of the CDG, participants included William Son, president and CEO of NeoPoint; Dave Murshige, vice president of wireless marketing for Nortel Networks; and Keith Paglusch, senior vice president of operations for Sprint PCS.
  • 3G Technical Discussion: Featuring wireless pioneer Dr. William Lee, vice president and chief scientist at Vodafone AirTouch, this seminar presents a technical overview of 3G, including future products, applications and network optimization techniques.