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Eighth Annual Global Wireless Business Event Takes Place June 9-13, in Hong Kong

COSTA MESA, Calif., March 3, 2003 - The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( announced today that the annual 3G World Congress will be held June 9-13, in Hong Kong.

Many of the world's leading wireless executives will participate in this year's event. Confirmed keynotes include Tadashi Onodera, president, KDDI Corporation; Yong-Kyung Lee, president and chief executive officer, KT Corporation; and Len J. Lauer, president, PCS Division, Sprint Corporation.

The 3G World Congress is supported by leading companies in the wireless industry, including senior sponsors Ericsson, Lucent Technologies, Nortel Networks, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics and ZTE, and participating sponsors CommWorks, LCC, NEC and Nokia.

"3G networks are commercial on five continents, enabling millions of customers to access the latest, most advanced services and applications, and generating substantial revenue for their providers," said Perry LaForge, executive director, CDG. "The 3G World Congress offers a venue where operators, regulators, manufacturers and content developers can gather to share the latest information on their experiences, successes and challenges in delivering 3G. Conference presentations, workshops and exhibitions will give delegates insight into the many technical and business opportunities available."

The theme of the 2003 3G World Congress is "Building a sustainable and profitable mobile business with 3G." Topics will include 3G wireless market and investment issues, technology advancements, infrastructure and device developments, planning and optimization strategies, and service and application updates. Special interest sessions will be held on the fundamentals of 3G technologies, revenue enhancement strategies, billing/OSS integration, and WLAN/WiFi technology evaluation, planning and deployment. The inaugural Asia-Pacific 3G Test Forum and the 3G Application Developers Forum will also take place during the conference, offering attendees real-time information and experiences from industry leaders in these fields.

This year's event is organized by the Institute for International Research (IIR) ( and held in association with the CDG and UMTS Forum ( For additional information on the 3G World Congress, please visit the event Web site at

The CDMA Development Group is a trade association formed to foster the worldwide development, implementation and use of cdmaOneTM and CDMA2000. 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