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COSTA MESA, May 11, 2005 – The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( today congratulated Midwest Wireless on the deployment of its CDMA2000 ® 1xEV-DO network and on becoming the first carrier in Minnesota to offer mobile high-speed Internet services. With CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, the carrier will be able to offer instant “always-on” broadband services to its subscribers at home, in the office and while on the go.

“Midwest Wireless is one of the leaders in offering 3G broadband access” said Perry LaForge, executive director, CDG. “CDMA2000 1xEV-DO is the fasted wireless technology deployed today, and it has been deployed around the world to provide high-speed access to the Internet and the most advanced mobile data services. It allows operators to differentiate their services, enter new markets and generate incremental revenue. ”

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO is a data-optimized evolution of CDMA2000 that provides average data speeds of 300-600 kbps up to 2.4 Mbps at a lower cost per bit than any other 3G technology available today. There are 22 commercial CDMA2000 1xEV-DO networks in 16 countries across all continents and 19 are in deployment. More than 14 million subscribers use CDMA2000 1xEV-DO services today and this number will grow to 120 million by 2008.

About CDMA2000

CDMA2000 is by far the most widely deployed 3G technology, serving more than 160 million users worldwide. There are 127 CDMA2000 commercial networks, and 40 more are being deployed. CDMA2000 has become the technology of choice for cdmaOne™, TDMA, analog and Greenfield operators, and is deployed in the 450, 800, 1700, 1900 and 2100 MHz bands. More than 720 CDMA2000 devices are available on the market.

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

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***cdmaOne is a trademark of the CDG
***CDMA2000 is a registered trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA-USA)