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Iucasell to Offer 3G Voice and High-Speed Data Services

COSTA MESA, Calif., July 16, 2004 – The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( today welcomed the nationwide commercial launch of CDMA2000 1X voice and high-speed data services in Mexico by Grupo Iusacell, S.A. de C.V., who ushered in the country’s first implementation of the technology.

The launch allows Iusacell to offer greater voice capacity and advanced data services, including Internet access at speeds of up to 144 kilobits per second (kbps), to the collective benefit of both consumer and enterprise subscribers in the region.

“The CDMA Development Group warmly welcomes Grupo Iusacell to the international family of CDMA2000 operators,” said Perry LaForge, Executive Director of the CDMA Development Group. “With this launch, the people of Mexico may enjoy an exciting new spectrum of compelling new 3G CDMA services.”

There are now 26 active CDMA2000 1X networks in operation throughout Latin America today. For more information on CDMA2000 and a list of markets supporting it, please visit the CDMA Development Group Web site at

About the CDMA Development Group

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 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 the CDG News Bureau at +1-714-540-1030 or visit the CDG Web site at

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