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CDMA DEVELOPMENT GROUP EXPANDS ITS MEMBERSHIP

 Addition of New Companies Demonstrates Global Proliferation of CDMA2000

LAS VEGAS , NV., April 5, 2006 – The CDMA Development Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org) today announced the addition of 15 new members over the last five months including operators and infrastructure and test equipment manufacturers from around the world.

“This growth follows the expansion of CDMA2000® with operators and manufacturers in many new and emerging regions bringing innovative 3G solutions to market,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “The CDG welcomes our new members and we look forward to working with them in the development of advanced CDMA technologies.”

New CDG members include Alvarion, Inc.; Bahamas Telecommunications Company, Ltd.; Caribbean Cellular Telephone; CDMA Mobile Phone Center (S-Telecom); Elektrobit, Inc.; EOCG, LLC; Guamcell; Oceanic Digital Jamaica, Ltd. (MiPhone); PT Bakrie Telecom; PulseWave RF; SaskTel; Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago, Ltd. (TSTT); Telecommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS); TenXc; and Terracom SAR.

The CDG provides a unique forum for companies to jointly develop and promote CDMA2000 products and services. In addition to the development and deployment of state-of-the-art CDMA2000 technologies, member companies participate in technical and business-centric activities at the CDG, such as international roaming and Global Handset Requirements for CDMA. “The CDG will continue its efforts ensure that consumers have access to the finest CDMA2000 wireless service," added LaForge.

About CDMA2000
CDMA2000 is the most widely deployed 3G technology, with 150 CDMA2000 operators in 68 countries. There are more than 225 million 3G CDMA2000 subscribers, including 24 million 1xEV-DO users.  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. 

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 120 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 www.cdg.org.

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