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RECORD-BREAKING ATTENDANCE AT CDMA 2000 AMERICAS CONGRESS INDICATIVE OF GLOBAL CDMA PENETRATION

VENUE FOR 2001 REVEALED

Seattle to be Home of Next Year's CDMA Americas Congress

COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 31, 2000 - Indicative of the technology's global penetration, the CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( www.cdg.org ) today announced the successful conclusion of its annual CDMA Americas Congress held last week at the San Diego Sheraton Hotel. With more than 1,200 delegates in attendance, the event showcased industry leaders and worldwide CDMA advancements. The CDG also revealed that due to the overwhelming growth of the conference, next year's event will be held at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle on October 24 -27, 2001.

"The phenomenal worldwide success of CDMA technology enables the CDG to hold and develop cutting-edge, comprehensive conferences like the CDMA Americas Congress," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "We look forward to Seattle as the venue of another successful event that further celebrates CDMA milestones next year."

Used by more than 26.5 million subscribers in the Americas and 71 million worldwide, CDMA is the predominant global technology of choice for third generation (3G) services and devices. Representatives from Infospace, Movicom, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Cellular Telecommunications Internet Association (CTIA), 3Com and iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions delivered keynote presentations discussing the "Changing Face of Wireless," - this year's event's theme. Additional companies with senior-level executive participation included Bell Mobility, Ericsson, Kabira, Kyocera, Leap Wireless, Lucent Technologies, Metawave, Motorola, Nokia, Nortel Networks, QUALCOMM, Repeater Technologies, Samsung, SK Telecom, Sprint PCS and Verizon.