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WORLD'S FIRST CDMA-GSM SIM CARD AND HANDSET EXPANDS INTERNATIONAL ROAMING CAPABILITIES FOR GLOBAL WIRELESS MARKET

CDMA Community at the Forefront in Delivering True Global Roaming

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 26, 2000 - During a joint press conference at the 2000 CDMA Americas Congress with Zhongxing Telecom Equipment Co. (ZTE), the CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( www.cdg.org ) today announced expanded reach for international roaming. "With last week's introduction of the world's first-ever CDMA-GSM interoperable Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card and compatible handsets, the CDMA community is at the forefront in enabling true global roaming, giving wireless subscribers the freedom to travel worldwide without having to switch phones to accommodate different access technologies," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG.

Marking a historical landmark for wireless communications, a phone call was placed early last week during a press conference in Beijing to Dr. Irwin Jacobs, CEO and chairman of QUALCOMM, using a ZTE CDMA and GSM handset equipped with the new Gemplus GemXplore World, a SIM card designed for use in CDMA and GSM networks. Additional participants in the Beijing press conference included China Unicom, Gemplus, a leading developer of smart cards, ZTE, one of the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturers in China, and ZTE FutureTel in Korea, developer of the world's first CDMA SIM compatible handset.

"This is a significant development for the entire wireless industry," said LaForge. "It is this kind of innovation that allows operators to continue to deliver exciting and advanced features to their customers.