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U.S. PERMANENT NORMAL TRADE RELATIONS WITH CHINA INCREASES OPPORTUNITIES FOR CDMA; TECHNOLOGY IMPLEMENTATION MOVES FORWARD AS PLANNED

HONG KONG, May 30, 2000 -- As a result of the recent approval of Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) between the United States and China, Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDMA Development Group (CDG), commented on the opportunities for the global CDMA community stating that, "the growth of CDMA throughout Asia remains on the fast track with 32 million subscribers in the region and more than 57 million worldwide. The combined efforts of CDG member companies, and now the U.S. decision to normalize trade relations with China, gives us added confidence that the industry will see significant growth in China this year."

In China, domestic CDMA equipment manufacturers have successfully completed a series of comprehensive tests conducted by the Chinese Ministry of Information Industry. The PNTR enables these domestic Chinese vendors to reap the benefits associated with exporting CDMA products globally.

Around the world CDMA has made significant inroads with the technology's presence more than doubling within a year's time. Mobile users in Asia, Australia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, New Zealand, the United States and elsewhere are continuing to reap the benefits of CDMA technology including the availability of advanced wireless Internet and information services. LaForge said, "Regardless of the continued rumors and propaganda surrounding CDMA technology's growth in China, the CDG and its member companies have remained focused and have achieved significant milestones within record-breaking time. With CDMA 1X serving as the backbone technology for 3G, global CDMA operators and manufacturers will have the advantage of being first to market advanced services, particularly in Asia, where the first true 3G services will be commercially available." CDMA provides mobile operators and manufacturers the ability to offer a variety of value-added services today, such as wireless Internet and information capabilities. In addition, CDMA technology benefits wireless consumers with industry-leading in-building penetration, longer battery life, talk and standby time, increased privacy and better security.