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Internet Broadcast Expands Global Participation in Leading Wireless Conference

COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 29, 2001 - The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( and the Institute for International Research (IIR) today announced that the opening session of the 2001 CDMA Americas Congress will be broadcast live at, giving online participants across the globe an opportunity to view the conference's keynote address and opening sessions. Viewers will be able to take part in the keynote address delivered by George Gilder, chairman, Gilder Group, Inc.; the state of the industry address by Dr. Irwin Jacobs, chairman and CEO of QUALCOMM; and an executive roundtable hosted by Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG, on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 1.

The CDMA Americas Congress, organized by the CDG and IIR, will be held Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2001 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif.

"While the focus of this conference is on the Americas, the topics to be explored have a global reach. As an added benefit to our annual conference, we are offering those who wish to participate but cannot travel to San Diego a chance to be involved in this year's CDMA Americas Congress," said LaForge. "These sessions will discuss the leading issues affecting the wireless industry today, and we look forward to having interaction with a worldwide audience."

In addition to the addresses from industry experts George Gilder and Irwin Jacobs, an executive roundtable discussion on "3G in the Americas: Exploring the diverse challenges and opportunities," will also be a part of the Webcast. The panel will feature Tom Wheeler of the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA), Carlos Killian of Comisión Nacional de Comunicaciones (Argentina), Tom Sugrue of the FCC, Susan Swenson of Leap and Dr. Paul Jacobs of QUALCOMM debating key topics such as industry trends, spectrum, uptake and revenue generation, all of which will play a role in shaping the future of wireless communications.

The 2001 CDMA Americas Congress offers attendees a comprehensive conference program, including in-depth business and technical tracks, the annual CDMA Test Forum, pre-conference workshops, and the product showcase featuring the world's most innovative CDMA products available today and in the near future.

Participation in the Webcast is limited, and pre-registration is required. Please visit the event Website at for more information and to register. The cost for all three sessions (the keynote address by George Gilder, the state of the industry address presented by Dr. Irwin Jacobs, and the executive roundtable hosted by Perry LaForge) is $400 (Webcasts not sold separately). The Webcast is being produced by Digevent.

About Digevent
Based in the technology hotbed of Irvine, California, Digevent ( produces live and on-demand interactive online events. These events are broadcast to worldwide audiences from studios, conference facilities and remote locations using streaming video and audio, custom presentations, and two-way messaging. The company offers regularly scheduled original, informative programs. Digevent also provides its eventcasting services to companies and organizations looking to maximize the efficiency of internal and external communication through real-time, interactive solutions, including online conferences, presentations, learning, interviews, media events, seminars and meetings. The company can be reached at 1-800-557-5205 or on the web at