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Latin America is a Key Strategic Region for the CDMA Industry

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COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 27, 2002 - The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( today announced that Celedonio Ernesto Alberto von Wuthenau has been appointed director of Latin America programs. The main focus of his activities will be to promote CDMA technologies, support in-region members and further develop the CDG's presence in Central and Latin America.

"With the CDMA subscriber base growing at 40 percent per year and CDMA2000 network deployments accelerating, Latin America represents tremendous opportunities for our industry," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "We are very pleased to have Celedonio on board. With his knowledge of the CDMA industry and Latin America, he will be a great resource for the CDG and our members in the region."

Von Wuthenau brings extensive telecommunications experience to the CDG. Most recently, he was an external relations and public affairs director at Lucent Technologies. In this capacity, he promoted CDMA technologies to media and analyst communities, managed relationships with operators in the region and was responsible for organizing an interdisciplinary team to handle all PCS and 3G regulatory and spectrum issues in Latin America.

Prior to joining Lucent, von Wuthenau advised the National Communications Commission (CNC) and the Secretary of Communications (SECOM) in Argentina on domestic and international policies related to the communications industry. He also represented Argentina's national agencies at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Comisión Interamericana de Telecomunicaciones (CITEL) and World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as other international forums. He received a bachelor's degree from National University of Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina and a Ph.D. in political sciences from Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.