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Conferences to Explore CDMA Wireless Technology Advancements and Opportunities in the Global Market

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 7, 2002 – The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( today announced its conference schedule for 2002. The CDG’s conferences offer delegates cutting-edge programs that discuss the latest advancements in 2G and 3G CDMA, and provide an opportunity for attendees to network with industry leaders.

The first conference of the year, the 4th China CDMA International Summit, will be held March 7-8 in Beijing, and will be followed by the Group’s Latin America event, slated for April in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The annual 3G World Congress will be held June 10-14 in Hong Kong, and the CDG will conclude the year with the CDMA Americas Congress, Dec. 3-5 in San Diego.

“In today’s competitive marketplace, the wireless community must keep abreast of all the technology advancements being made around the world,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “The CDG’s events provide a venue in which operators, regulators, manufacturers and application developers can gather to obtain the latest information on CDMA technology, devices, services and applications.”

The CDG’s 2002 events will focus on wireless business and investment issues, CDMA network technologies, infrastructure and device development, planning and optimization, technical testing and measurement, services, content and applications.

The China conference in March will cover specific topics that Chinese operators, domestic and international vendors, content providers and applications developers are interested in as they implement 2G and 3G CDMA networks there. The Latin America event will discuss 3G migration paths for the region’s TDMA and CDMA operators, and the regulatory and business issues affecting them. The annual 3G World Congress, being held in June, explores the development and implementation of 3G CDMA in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. Held later in the year, the Americas Congress focuses on 2G and 3G CDMA advancements in the United States, Canada and Latin America.

The China CDMA International Summit, 3G World Congress and CDMA Americas Congress are produced in conjunction with the Institute for International Research (IIR) ( and Information on all CDG conferences can be found in the Events section of the CDG Web site at

The CDMA Development Group is a nonprofit trade association formed to foster the worldwide development, implementation and use of CDMA technologies. The 110 member companies of the CDG include many of the world’s largest wireless operators and equipment manufacturers. The primary activities of the CDG include development of cdmaOne™ and CDMA2000 features and services, public relations, education and seminars, regulatory affairs and international support. Currently, there are more than 500 individuals working within various CDG subcommittees on cdmaOne- and CDMA2000-related matters. For more information about the CDG, contact Valerie Christopherson of the CDG News Bureau at +1-714-540-1030, ext. 17, e-mail, or visit the CDG Web site at

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