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COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 25, 2003 - The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( congratulates Asia Pacific Broadband Wireless Communications, Inc. (APBW) on its nationwide deployment of CDMA2000®, the first 3G services in Taiwan. APBW joins 59 carriers operating commercial CDMA2000 networks worldwide.

"APBW's strategy is to capture market share by providing quality multimedia services and rich content at attractive prices," said an APBW official.

"CDMA2000 1X allowed us to be the first-to-market with 3G services in Taiwan, deliver data at speeds of up to 153 kbps nationwide and up to 2 Mbps with 1xEV-DO in the Taipei metropolitan area, and offer a broad selection of handsets."

"APBW's launch clearly demonstrates the competitive advantages that CDMA2000 offers to operators," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "We applaud APBW's rapid deployment of CDMA2000 and their leading role in commercializing 3G services."

APBW deployed their nationwide CDMA2000 1X network in only eight months. The operator has reached its goals to launch 3G service and provide advanced voice and data services to Taiwan's mobile customers ahead of other 3G licensees. APBW's Qma mobile multi-media services offer 10 main service groups with more than 1,000 content choices, including movie clips, TV news, video mail, online gaming, real-time traffic reports and music downloads.

"3G comes to Taiwan to offer its 23M subscribers more satisfactory selections and to bring great opportunities for local handset vendors, channel and digital content providers, media, transportation and security," continued the APBW official.

CDMA2000 dominates 3G today, with 50 million subscribers, or 99 percent of the 3G market. In addition to the 60 commercial CDMA2000 networks, 17 more are scheduled for deployment in the second half of 2003.

More information on CDMA2000 is available on the CDG Web site at

About the CDG

The CDMA Development Group is a 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 CDMA 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 CDMA-related matters. For more information about the CDG, contact Valerie Christopherson of the CDG News Bureau at +1-714-540-1030, ext. 14, e-mail, or visit the CDG Web site at

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