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LEADING CDMA2000 OPERATORS AROUND THE WORLD ARE DEPLOYING CDMA2000 1xEV-DO REVISION A

Revision A Will Enable Operators to Offer Advanced Multimedia, Broadband and IP Services

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Costa Mesa, Calif., June 13, 2006 — The CDMA Development Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org) today announced that five major operators, KDDI (Japan), LG Telecom (South Korea), Sprint Nextel and Verizon Wireless (U.S.) and Telecom New Zealand will be deploying commercial CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO Revision A technology. Collectively, these operators represent millions of mobile consumer and enterprise customers. These launches will further strengthen their respective market leadership and drive revenue from unrivaled broadband multimedia services.

“Less than one year after the standard was finalized, Revision A is becoming a reality,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “Commercial Revision A infrastructure is now available, and user devices will start shipping in the second half of 2006. This means that CDMA2000 operators will be able to provide their customers with enhanced broadband services as early as late this year, maintaining their leadership in advanced data services.”

CDMA2000 operators commented:

KDDI: “CDMA continues to be the most innovative wireless technology for service providers and their customers,” said Dr. Hideo Okinaka, vice president and general manager, Technical Standards and Spectrum Division of KDDI. “With Release 0, and now Revision A, KDDI has a clear competitive advantage in the marketplace where CDMA and UMTS are competing head to head as 3G technologies and in the eyes of our customers.”

LG Telecom: “The availability of Revision A infrastructure and devices gives us a time-to-market advantage that other technologies cannot match,” said June-hyuk Kwon, head of Network Planning Team for LG Telecom. “Revision A’s availability and performance reinforce our belief that CDMA2000 is the gold standard for wireless technology.”

Sprint- Nextel: “Revision A augments our Power Vision SM network expansion, already the nation's largest mobile broadband network," said Iyad Tarazi, VP, Network Development for Sprint Nextel. “It's a first-to-market initiative to provide consumers and enterprises with enhanced mobile broadband and innovative data services, including multimedia.”

Telecom New Zealand : “Revision A is key to maintaining our leadership in the mobile broadband market,” said Kevin Bowler, General Manager Mobile, Telecom New Zealand. “We chose CDMA2000 because it clearly offers performance and a business case that no other wireless technology will match anytime soon.”

Verizon Wireless: “Our award-winning broadband services – BroadbandAccess SM for business users and V CAST SM Music and Video – are the best in class thanks largely to our underlying EV-DO network,” said Ed Salas, VP Network Strategy, Verizon Wireless. “With Revision A, we are gaining significant advantages over our competitors and have the flexibility to stay ahead of the demands of today’s mobile users.”

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision A is an enhanced version of 1xEV-DO Release 0, a broadband wireless technology currently available from 36 networks across Asia, the Americas and Europe, with 37 more under construction. Revision A’s key features include:

  • Broadband speeds – Revision A increases peak download (forward link) rates to 3.1 Mbps, so it’s ideal for bandwidth-intensive applications such as video and transferring large files.
  • Symmetry – Revision A increases peak upload (reverse link) speeds to 1.8 Mbps, making it a perfect fit for applications where users send large files as often as they receive them. By improving uplink speeds, Revision A is the first commercially available wireless technology to deliver a true synchronic broadband experience, something that asymmetrical services such as cable and DSL don’t offer.
  • Backward compatibility – Revision A networks support existing Release 0 applications and devices. As a result, existing Release 0 customers will continue to drive revenue long after operators have deployed Revision A. This backward compatibility is particularly important for enterprises because they can continue to leverage their investment in Release 0 equipment for years to come.
  • Low latency – Revision A has latency of 32 milliseconds, making it ideal for delay-sensitive applications such as push-to-talk (PTT), voice over IP (VoIP) and virtual private networks (VPNs).
  • Quality of service – Revision A’s enhanced QoS capabilities also makes it a fit for VoIP, video telephony and other services that require mechanisms in the network and user device to ensure a consistent, high-quality experience.
  • All-IP – Internet Protocol (IP) is fast becoming the foundation for all future telephony and data networks. The CDMA2000 industry anticipated this trend years ago and began preparing for it by designing its 3G technologies to be compatible with IP. That’s why today, CDMA2000 operators enjoy more flexibility and higher bandwidth efficiencies, which translate into greater control and significant cost savings.

More information on CDMA2000 1xEV-DO and Revision A is available at the www.cdg.org.

About CDMA2000
CDMA2000 is the most widely deployed 3G technology, with 152 CDMA2000 operators in 68 countries, including 36 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO systems. There are more than 250 million 3G CDMA2000 subscribers.  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 1100 CDMA2000 devices are available on the market, including 244 1xEV-DO devices.  More information on CDMA2000 is available on the CDG Web site 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 110 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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