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TAKING CDMA2000 INTO THE NEXT DECADE

White Paper on CDMA2000 3G Evolution Available on the CDG’s Website

Costa Mesa , Calif. , October 4, 2005 – The CDMA Development Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org) and Signals Research Group, LLC (SRG) announced today the availability of a white paper on CDMA2000® evolution to 3G and beyond and the benefits it offers to operators in regards to capacity, data throughput, enhanced functionality and revenue opportunities. The paper, entitled “The 3G Evolution – Taking CDMA2000 into the Next Decade,” was prepared by the Signals Research Group on behalf of the CDG, and is based on extensive interviews with operators, equipment suppliers and other industry players. The paper is now available to the public on the CDG’s website.

“The evolutionary path of CDMA2000 has enabled operators to migrate to 3G and advanced broadband wireless technologies ahead of their competitors and to lead the industry in transition to next generation services,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “CDMA2000 continues to evolve with CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision A and B and future enhancements, which will allow operators to introduce VoIP, multi-megabit-per-second speeds, multi-media and broadcast capabilities in the coming years.”

According to the paper’s sole author, Michael Thelander of the SRG, “Although not always well understood and appreciated, all 3G technologies are CDMA-based, and over time will exhibit similar performance characteristics.  The primary difference with CDMA2000 is that the evolution from 2G to 3G, including EV-DO and its future revisions, is relatively seamless due to backward and forward compatibility, “in-band” migration, and an aggressive reuse of existing hardware without the need to deploy an entirely new radio access network.  Further, CDMA2000 has a 2-3 year time advantage for those operators that wish to take advantage of it.”

The paper includes a comprehensive analysis of the evolutionary path of CDMA technologies, with emphasis on capabilities of the family of CDMA2000 standards commercially available today and future revisions and key success factors that have contributed to the commercial success of the technology. It also provides examples of how CDMA2000 operators have been able to capitalize on the inherent advantages of the CDMA2000 evolution path to expand market share and grow voice and data revenues. The paper clearly demonstrates that while CDMA2000 and WCDMA technologies offer similar performance, the CDMA2000 evolutionary path offers operators significant time-to-market advantage.

The white paper is available at www.cdg.org.

About 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, ext. 17, or rsilverio@bockpr.com, or visit the CDG Web site at www.cdg.org.

About Signals Research Group
Signals Research Group, LLC is a venture-capital backed company that offers thought-leading field research and consulting services on the wireless telecommunications industry.

The “no holds barred” approach to conducting research and analysis means that SRG’s first and foremost objective is to offer differentiated research products and services. Instead of just reporting the news and analyzing past events, SRG focus on where the industry will be tomorrow and the technologies and service offerings that will shape its future and not those that defined its past. More information on Signals Research is available on www.signalsresearch.com.

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