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INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS UNION (ITU) RECOGNIZES CDMA2000 1xEV-DO AS AN IMT-2000 STANDARD

CDMA2000 Reaches Another Milestone and Broadens its Lead

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COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 13, 2001 - The CDMA Development Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org) reported today that CDMA2000 1xEV-DO (Data Only) has been recognized as a 3G IMT-2000 standard by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) at the ITU-R WP8F conference recently held in Stockholm. The standard will be submitted to ITU-R SG-8 for formal approval during the November meeting in Geneva.

CDMA2000 1xEV (for 1X Evolution) is part of the evolution of CDMA2000 1X, a commercially available IMT-2000 standard that offers data speeds up to 307kbps and is being deployed by carriers around the world. CDMA2000 1xEV-DO is optimized to support 2.4Mbps peak rate in a standard 1.25MHz channel for fixed, portable and mobile applications. A number of operators around the world are testing CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, and SK Telecom and KT Freetel in Korea have announced plans to launch it commercially early next year.

"We are very pleased with the work the ITU is doing in continuing to evolve the IMT-2000 family of standards," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "The CDMA2000 standards allow operators to 'do more with less,' and deploy enhanced capabilities in a very small amount of spectrum. Furthermore, these standards are not limited to cdmaOne™ operators, but are available to TDMA, analog, GSM and new 3G licensed operators as well."

LaForge continued, " It now appears that CDMA2000 is one of the few brightspots in the highly confused 3G marketplace. The cost and time to market advantages of the CDMA2000 standards as a migration path for TDMA, GSM and CDMA operators is well documented in a number of studies ( see www.cdg.org). Unlike other migration paths currently under discussion, CDMA2000 is real and its advantages are clear. CDMA2000 1xEV-DO only enhances these advantages by providing extremely high throughput in a small amount of spectrum, providing wireless service providers with a very compelling broadband access solution when compared to wired solutions, such as DSL and cable."