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CDG Expands Efforts to Promote and Accelerate International 3G CDMA Data Roaming in Latin America

Costa Mesa , Calif., June 15, 2005 – The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( announced today the appointment of Ricardo Sarti as regional director of roaming for Latin America. In this position, Sarti will be responsible for working with CDMA operators in Latin America to accelerate international CDMA roaming including CDMA2000 3G data roaming.

“Ricardo’s appointment demonstrates the CDG’s dedication to accelerating the widespread availability of 3G wireless services throughout Latin America and across the globe,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “Ricardo’s extensive industry track record and carrier relationships will augment the CDG’s initiatives in further expanding international roaming capabilities. We welcome Ricardo to the CDG.”

Sarti will collaborate with Celedonio von Wuthenau, CDG’s regional director for Latin America and will be a key contributor to the CDG Roaming Project.

Sarti has more than 21 years of professional telecom experience, including extensive work on international voice, data and roaming services. Prior to joining the CDG, Sarti held various positions with CRM S.A. (Movicom BellSouth), including product manager for Roaming Long Distance, broadband and public telephone and Sales Manager for international services. Sarti also worked as General Manager for Global One Communications S.A in Argentina, Managing Director at AT&T Communication Service Group and Schlumberger.

Sarti earned an MBA in marketing management from the Universidad del Salvador and an engineering degree in electronics from the Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires (ITBA).

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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 the CDG News Bureau at +1-714-540-1030, ext. 17, or, or visit the CDG Web site at

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