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COSTA MESA, Calif., March 4, 2004 — The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( congratulated Ericsson, during their multimedia messaging services (MMS) demonstrations in Cannes, France, on their leadership in bringing commercial MMS solutions based on open standards to the market. Using Ericsson’s MMS solution, CDG Executive Director Perry LaForge experienced cross-technology MMS, sending and receiving messages containing images, text and sound between a GSM/GPRS device in France and a CDMA2000® handset in Sweden.

“MMS services are catching on quickly worldwide and the CDMA industry is responding by providing solutions to support the growth and deliver improved experience to users,” said LaForge. “Ericsson has been a strong supporter of the CDG’s efforts in developing and commercializing MMS solutions that foster open standards so that users have access to services across multiple technology platforms on a global basis. We applaud Ericsson for its commitment to the evolution of CDMA2000® and 3G services.”

The demonstration utilized Ericsson’s commercially available MMS solution and featured sending picture messages from a GSM/GPRS device in France to a CDMA2000 terminal in Sweden. Ericsson’s MMS solution is based on open standards and enables users to send color pictures, animations, audio and video clips along with text across multiple technology platforms. Ericsson currently provides three commercial MMS networks to US operators.

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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