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CDMA WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY SURPASSES 120 MILLION GLOBAL SUBSCRIBERS

CDMA Penetration in North America and Asia is on the Rise;
Latin America Shows Strong Subscriber Growth

COSTA MESA, Calif., May 22, 2002 - The CDMA Development Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org) today announced that there were more than 120 million CDMA subscribers worldwide at the end of the first quarter of 2002; of the 120 million, nearly eight million were using CDMA2000 1X, the leading 3G technology. The CDMA subscriber base has grown by 30 million, or 33 percent in the past year.

"CDMA continues to expand rapidly around the world and is leading in 3G adoption," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "The upcoming months look very promising for CDMA, and we expect to see a significant increase in subscribers with the continued commercial deployment of 3G CDMA2000 services."

The largest CDMA subscriber base was in North America, where there were nearly 53 million users, representing more than 60 percent of the total number of subscribers in the region. Latin America reached more than 22 million subscribers, a 39 percent growth over the past year, and CDMA penetration in Asia grew to nearly 44 million subscribers.

CDMA2000 subscribers are growing at a rate of more than one million per month and, in March, they accounted for more than 98 percent of the total number of 3G subscribers in the world. With additional deployments planned this year, CDMA2000 will continue to lead in delivering 3G.