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CDMA Development Group Releases Smart Antenna Reference Document Available at

COSTA MESA, Calif., July 10, 2001 -- The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( today released a reference document to drive the development and availability of smart antenna systems for cdmaOne™ and CDMA2000 systems. The enhanced capabilities provided by smart antenna solutions will allow CDMA operators to provide innovative new data and voice services to their subscribers.

Smart antenna solutions presented in the document capitalize on different aspects of CDMA technology, such as active antennas, fixed beam forming and adaptive beam forming techniques, to improve spectral efficiency and to deliver significant improvements in coverage, quality of service and capacity.

"The CDG is continuing to drive innovation in the wireless industry," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "The information contained in this document will enable CDMA technology to better meet the evolving needs of operators and ensure that CDMA will continue to be the leading wireless technology."

This is the first industry-wide effort to define the universal CDMA operator need for smart antenna technology, and is a part of the CDG's initiative to define the future of wireless technology. This reference document provides the service description, user requirements and system capabilities for smart antenna technology in the CDMA family of technologies, and is available on the CDG Web site at

The CDG is committed to working with the industry to define coverage and capacity enhancing technologies to help CDMA operators maximize their networks. A technology forum was held in April, during which smart antennas were one of the topics addressed, and a live, interactive webcast on this topic will air on July 26, 2001. ArrayComm and Metawave Communications will take part in this event, part of the CDG Digevent Technical Series, which will further explore the capabilities and solutions offered by smart antenna technologies. For more information regarding the webcast, please contact the CDG at (714) 545-5211.