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CDMA REACHES MORE THAN 420 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS WORLDWIDE IN Q3 2007

Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa Continue Upward Trend in Share of Global CDMA Subscribers  

COSTA MESA, CALIF. — November 26, 2007 — The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced that the total cumulative cdmaOne™ and CDMA2000® subscriber base reached 421.4 million, growing by 20 million net subscribers in Q3 2007. The CDG also reports that the 3G CDMA2000 subscriber base has reached 400.4 million. Asia Pacific (APAC), North America, and Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) continue to account for a growing percentage of worldwide CDMA subscribers.

“The CDG is pleased to witness the continued rapid growth and strength of CDMA,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “Due to its industry-leading telephony and high-speed broadband connectivity, low-cost device availability, and substantially lower total cost of network ownership, it has become the technology of choice in emerging and developed markets alike.”

APAC and North America account for the majority of CDMA subscribers, with APAC claiming 49%, and North America32% of the worldwide total. The APAC and EMEA regions saw the greatest percentage of year-over-year growth, with the CDMA footprint increasing by 32% and 44% respectively.

The CDG also reported dynamic growth for CDMA2000, which now comprises approximately 95% of all CDMA subscribers, up from 93% last quarter, and approximately 70% of all 3G subscribers worldwide. CDMA2000 1xEV-DO finished the quarter at 83 million subscribers, an increase of eight million since last quarter and 38 million since last year (Q3 2006). Furthermore, enterprises, small businesses and consumers increasingly demand the advanced mobile broadband services enabled by CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision A (Rev. A). The number of operators committed to deploying or who have already deployed Rev. A has more than doubled in the past eight months. Rev. A enhances connection setup times, increases data throughputs (in both directions), reduces latencies, and enables advanced quality-of-service features.

More information on CDMA is available at www.cdg.org.

About CDMA2000
CDMA2000 is the most widely deployed 3G technology, with 241 operators in 99 countries, including 80 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO systems, serving more than 400 million subscribers. Counting 2G cdmaOne™ subscribers, there are more than 420 million CDMA users worldwide. CDMA2000 has become the technology of choice for developed and emerging market operators, and is deployable in the 450, 700, 800, 1700, 1900 and 2100 MHz bands. More than 1,800 CDMA2000 devices from over 92 suppliers have been introduced to the market, including more than 483 1xEV-DO and 40 Rev. A 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 CDMA2000 technologies. The more than 130 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 CDMA2000 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 CDMA2000-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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