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Carrier Upgrades Network to Provide Enhanced 3G Services in Chile

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COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 9, 2004 — The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( congratulates Smartcom on the carrier’s commercial deployment of 3G CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO services in Santiago, Chile.

"Latin America has the most CDMA2000 1X networks and the region’s operators are also showing great leadership in the deployment of advanced 1xEV-DO services," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDMA Development Group. "We applaud Smartcom for joining the ranks of innovative carriers from across the globe that offer their customers the best services available today for both voice and high-speed data, and bring broadband Internet access to areas that previously had none.”

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO is leading in the deployment of 3G broadband networks worldwide, with 11 commercial networks, 18 additional systems to be deployed this year, and an established subscriber base exceeding 8.3 million users. There are 86 1xEV-DO devices commercially available today.

Recently, the CDG announced that the number of CDMA2000 subscribers worldwide exceeded 100 million. At the end of June, more than 112 million people across all continents used the technology to make voice calls or to access the Internet and advanced data services. CDMA2000 is used today by 91 operators in 46 countries worldwide, with 36 more launches scheduled by the end of the year. More than 650 CDMA2000 devices have been introduced to the market.

More information on CDMA2000 1xEV-DO is available on 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. The subscriber numbers in this release are estimates provided by third parties on a quarterly basis and have not been independently verified by CDG. 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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