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CDMA DEVLOPMENT GROUP REACTS TO THE DOT GUIDELINES ON SPECTRUM AUCTION FOR 3G SERVICES IN INDIA

New Delhi — August 5, 2008 — The CDMA Development Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org) welcomes DOT’s announcement of the Spectrum Guidelines for 3G services. CDG particularly congratulates the DOT for opening up the IMT-2000 recognized bands of 450 MHz and 1900 MHz bands for 3G services in addition to the 2100 MHz band. CDG notes though that no spectrum is currently available in the 450 MHz and 1900 MHz bands, and trusts that they will soon be made available for bidding to maintain a level playing field with GSM operators. This would add the necessary impetus to take telecom growth in the country to the next level. In the interim, allowing 2 x 1.25 MHz 3G spectrum in the 800 MHz frequency band for the CDMA operators is a welcome first step toward that goal.

The CDG agrees with the recommended principles of using spectrum efficiently, ensuring technology and service neutrality, and establishing a level playing field through auctioning with a reserve price for allocation of 3G spectrum.

“The CDG is pleased to see the new spectrum guidelines for 3G services in India and emphasizes that CDMA2000 will continue to play an important role in the expansion of telephony and Internet penetration in India,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDMA Development Group. “We urge the Indian government to continue to stimulate innovation, competition and further investments by bringing balance and fairness to the allocation of its national telecommunications resources.”

About CDMA2000
CDMA2000 is the most widely deployed 3G technology, with 256 operators in 98 countries serving more than 438 million subscribers. Counting 2G cdmaOne™ subscribers, there are more than 451 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, AWS and 2100 MHz bands. More than 2,007 CDMA2000 devices from over 110 suppliers have been introduced to the market, including more than 521 Rel. 0 and 66 Rev. A devices on 100 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rel. 0 and 42 Rev. A systems. More informa-tion 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 devel-opment, 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 fea-tures and services, public relations, education and seminars, regulatory affairs and interna-tional 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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