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CDMA2000 to be First Third Generation Wireless Technology Deployed in Brazil

Telesp Celular Tests CDMA2000 (1X) For Delivery Of Third Generation Services

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COSTA MESA, Calif. April 4, 2001 - - The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( today announced that CDMA2000 (1X) has continued to expand globally with Brazil's Telesp Celular announcement to offer commercial 3G services by 4Q 2001. During a recent press conference held at the Telexpo Conference in Sao Paulo, Telesp Celular announced Brazil's first-ever market trial of a CDMA2000 (1X) system. With nearly five million subscribers, Telesp Celular intends to deliver 3G services to its subscribers in the metropolitan areas of Brazil in its first stage of deployment.

With services already offered in Korea, CDMA2000 (1X) remains the world's first and only wireless standard to enable the delivery of commercial 3G services today.

According to Perry LaForge, executive director for the CDG, "Telesp Celular's decision to use CDMA2000 (1X) for its 3G service delivery places the operator at the forefront in bringing advanced services to wireless consumers in Brazil. The CDG applauds their commitment to providing quality next generation services, and looks forward to continuing to work with the region's carrier community to further map out CDMA growth."

CDMA2000 (1X), an IMT-2000 CDMA 3G standard, brings 3G services to market and lays the foundation for a broad array of high-speed multimedia wireless information services. The standard provides 144 kbps packet data, a two-fold increase in both voice capacity and standby time, and greatly extended battery life. The CDMA2000 migration path provides significant benefits to operators, enabling 3G services while maximizing flexibility and protecting investments in current systems.