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CDMA CONTINUES RECORD GROWTH; GLOBAL PENETRATION NOW EXCEEDS 50 MILLION WITH NORTH AMERICA SHOWCASING SIGNIFICANT GROWTH

Recent Wins in China and Continued Progress in Latin America Indications of the Year Ahead

CDMA Worldwide Subscribers

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COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2000 -Beginning the new millennium with continued success, the CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced that CDMA worldwide subscriber numbers grew 118 percent in one year, now totaling more than 50 million. With global consumer use of CDMA technology on the rise, the year 2000 serves as a milestone for CDMA as it marks the beginning of an era in which the CDMA community is leading the proliferation of new wireless applications, devices and services.

"CDMA continues to increase at a record-breaking pace. Consumers around the world are now enjoying the technology's advanced capabilities such as wireless Internet and information services. Manufacturers and operators are reaping the benefits associated with the introduction of advanced communications services as seen in North America's CDMA subscriber growth where wireless and the Internet are becoming synonymous. Similar is the case in Asia where high-speed data is now readily available in Japan and Korea," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "With operators conducting 1X trials throughout the year and commercial deployment in late 2000, CDMA growth will continue at its unprecedented pace."

Increasing 88 percent, Asia remains the market leader in overall CDMA subscribers with 28 million. However, North America demonstrated significant gains, and surpassed Asia's growth rate increasing 143 percent reaching 16.5 million. Latin America also showed increased strength with CDMA subscribers totaling more than five million.

LaForge continued, "The technological superiority of CDMA is being acknowledged globally with marketplace success. Significant growth in 2000 is expected in Asia as China begins to deploy CDMA. We expect significant growth in Latin America as well. All regions are showing strong growth."