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2001 CDMA Americas Congress

Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2001
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, Calif.

CDMA DEVELOPMENT GROUP SIGNS MOU WITH ASETA

Memorandum of Understanding Facilitates Exchange of Information Related to Wireless Communications Between the CDG and ASETA

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1, 2001, The CDMA Development Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org) today announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Association of Telecommunications Enterprises of the Andean Community (ASETA) (www.aseta.org). The MOU allows for information exchange between the two associations on various aspects of wireless communications pertaining to next-generation wireless technologies.

"The MOU further demonstrates CDG's commitment to Latin America," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "This type of information sharing will enable organizations like ASETA and the CDG, to deliver innovative and practical communications solutions to the region."

"ASETA is pleased to be working with an international association like the CDG," said Marco Solano, advisor of ASETA. "This collaboration will provide both associations with first-hand knowledge on important issues affecting the industry, as well as influence harmonious development of telecommunications in the Andean countries."

Under the MOU, ASETA and the CDG will exchange information on several topics including use of spectrum for the implementation of IMT-2000, opinions and advice on specific technical issues related to the development and implementation of technological options for CDMA IMT-2000 systems, and participation in public events or educational workshops sponsored by either association.

CDMA is one of the leading technologies in Latin America. There are more than 17 million cdmaOne™ subscribers today, and CDMA2000 will be the first 3G technology to be launched in the region. CDMA2000 presents a tremendous opportunity for the region because it offers a practical solution to a large base of cdmaOne operators, as well as for TDMA operators as they migrate to next-generation services.

The Association of Telecommunications Enterprises for the Andean Community is an international organization for cooperation, coordination and consultation, constituted within the framework of the Andean Sub-Regional Accord, with the purpose of assisting in the harmonious development of telecommunications and contributing to the integration process of the Andean Community of Nations.