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SK Telecom’s Global Automatic Roaming Service Provides Uninterrupted Mobile Availability in 12 International Regions

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 6, 2004 – The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( today congratulated SK Telecom on the company’s recent expansion of its Automatic Roaming Service to include networks in Taiwan, Mexico and Peru. SK Telecom signed roaming agreements with Asia Pacific Broadband Wireless (APBW) of Taiwan, IUSACELL of Mexico and Telefónica Móviles of Peru to facilitate subscribers roaming seamlessly across the globe using their existing wireless handset.

The three new roaming partners join nine other carriers currently providing SK Telecom subscribers with seamless global roaming coverage in Canada, China, Guam, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Saipan Island, Thailand, and the U.S.

“CDMA international roaming capabilities continue to rapidly expand,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “We applaud SK Telecom on their efforts to work seamlessly with other global CDMA service providers to enable a steady communications stream both at home and abroad.”

“SK Telecom continues to provide its customers with the most advanced services available,” said Jae Byun, vice president, head of network engineering division for SK Telecom. “Our subscribers can now enjoy mobile service internationally while using the same number and handset they used in Korea.”

SK Telecom has also expanded its Written Message Automatic Roaming Service offering to Taiwan and Mexico. The service area now offers uninterrupted roaming to nine regions that include China, Guam, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Saipan Island, and Thailand. At the same time, SK Telecom’s Calling Number Identification Service is provided in nine regions that include China, Guam, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand, Saipan Island, Taiwan, Thailand, and the U.S.

Further information on CDMA technology and international roaming is available on the CDG Web site at

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 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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