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CDMA Development Group Events Explore Innovations and Business Opportunities with CDMA Technologies

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 17, 2004 — The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( today announced 2004 dates for its two flagship events, the CDMA Americas Congress and the 3G World Congress and Exhibition.

The CDMA Americas Congress and Test Forum, to be held Sept. 28-30 in Miami, Florida, will explore business and technology issues related to the implementation of CDMA2000® in North and Latin America. With its location in Miami, the Americas Congress attracts a large number of Latin American attendees and will increase the focus on issues of interest to the region.

The 3G World Congress and Exhibition will run Nov. 15-19 in Hong Kong, and will feature leading carriers, equipment vendors, content providers, and application developers from Asia and around the world sharing their experiences with 3G. In 2004, the exhibition for the 3G World Congress is being expanded; over 100 companies are expected to exhibit and more than 5000 visitors will attend.

Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG, said, “The Americas and World Congresses are in their ninth years, and both have broadened dramatically in size and scope since 1996, closely following the growth of CDMA. The CDG is pleased to provide educational and networking opportunities for wireless industry leaders to share their experiences and to foster growth and innovation for CDMA technologies.”

The CDMA Americas Congress and 3G World Congress are organized by the Institute for International Research (IIR). The 3G World Congress is also endorsed by the UMTS Forum (

For conference information, including sponsorship and speaking opportunities, please visit the event Web sites at and For press inquiries, contact the CDG News Bureau at +1 714-540-1030. For information on additional CDG conferences, please visit the Events section of 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 more than 100 member companies of the CDG include many of the world’s largest wireless carriers 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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