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CDMA CONTINUES TO DOMINATE NORTH AMERICAN WIRELESS LANDSCAPE

Leadership in Subscriber Growth, AWS Deployments and Mobile Broadband Services Keep North American CDMA Operators at the Forefront

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COSTA MESA, Calif. — July 28, 2008 — The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced that CDMA continues to be the dominant technology in North America—with 140 million cdmaOne™ and CDMA2000® subscribers in the region. In North America, the CDMA market share is 51% and, as of March 2008, represents 31% of total CDMA subscribership worldwide. CDMA2000’s 17% compound average growth rate (CAGR) is being driven by widespread adoption of 1xEV-DO Revision A (Rev. A) and advanced wireless broadband services.

“CDMA2000’s continued growth and success in North America affirms the technology’s superior performance, utility and reliability,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “CDMA2000’s industry-leading advanced mobile broadband services are becoming an indispensible part of people’s lives and they’ll continue to shape demand well into the future as the technology continues to be enhanced. The value of CDMA operators’ core network assets and services will be further increased when they are among the first in the world to complement their 3G CDMA networks with wider-bandwidth OFDM-based solutions, such as LTE and Mobile WiMAX.

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A is experiencing tremendous success throughout North America, mirroring the widespread growth being seen worldwide in both developed and emerging markets. 42 operators have deployed Rev. A and another 34 are in the

process of upgrading. In North America, 12 of 45 CDMA2000 operators have deployed
Rev. A, while 10 operators are in the process of deploying. There are more than 53 million CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Release 0 (Rel. 0) and Rev. A subscribers in North America as of March 2008, a 74% increase year-over-year from 2007 which represents 54% of the 97 million worldwide EV-DO subscribers.

U.S. operators continue to report increases in data revenue from CDMA2000 networks. They have introduced several new technologies and services, including mobile TV, Push-to-X, megapixel photo and music downloads, 3D multiplayer gaming and other downloadable applications. The U.S. has become the most valuable market in terms of mobile data service revenue in 2008, accounting for $24.5 billion, surpassing Japan which accounted for $23.5 billion in 2007. Currently, KDDI, Sprint Nextel and Verizon Wireless are among the top six carriers worldwide in terms of generating wireless data revenue. Sprint Nextel and Verizon Wireless are both reporting more than $11 in average data revenue per user (ARPU) or around 20% of their total revenue.

CDMA2000 Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) have just launched in the U.S. this year with Cricket and MetroPCS, while Canada is in the process of auctioning its AWS spectrum to incumbent and new operators. By leveraging the larger AWS (1,700 MHz uplink/2,100 MHz downlink) bandwidth allocation, North American CDMA2000 operators are well positioned to meet the increasing demand for high-performance networks and advanced broadband services.

Following is a list of operators that have deployed CDMA2000 networks in North America:

Country
Operator
Type of System
Network Status

Canada

Bell Mobility Mobile,
800/1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)
EV-DO Rel. 0 (Commercial)
EV-DO Rev. A (Commercial)

Canada

MTS Mobility Mobile,
1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)
EV-DO Rel. 0 (Commercial)
Canada SaskTel Mobile,
800 MHz
1X (Commercial)
EV-DO Rel. 0 (Commercial)
EV-DO Rev. A (Commercial)

Canada

Telus Mobility Mobile,
800 MHz
1X (Commercial)
EV-DO Rel. 0 (Commercial)
EV-DO Rev. A (Commercial)
United States AirCell Mobile,
850 MHz
EV-DO Rev. A (To Launch)

United States

ACS Wireless Mobile,
800/1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)
EV-DO Rel. 0 (Commercial)
United States Alaska DigiTel Mobile,
1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)

United States

ALLTEL Mobile,
800/1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)
EV-DO Rel. 0 (Commercial)
EV-DO Rev. A (Commercial)
United States

Appalachian Wireless

Mobile,
800 MHz
1X (Commercial)

United States

Blanca Telephone Company

Mobile,
800 MHz
1X (Commercial)
United States Bluegrass Cellular Mobile,
800/1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)
EV-DO Rev. A (Commercial)

United States

Brazos Cellular Mobile,
800 MHz
1X (Commercial)
United States

Carolina West Wireless

Mobile,
800 MHz
1X (Commercial)

United States

CellCom
Mobile,
800/1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)
United States Cellular 29 Plus

Mobile,
800 MHz
1X (Commercial)
EV-DO Rev. A (To Launch)

United States

Cellular Network Partnership
Mobile,
800/1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)
United States Cellular South
Mobile,
800/1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)
EV-DO Rel. 0 (Commercial)
EV-DO Rev. A (Commercial)

United States

Cleveland Unlimited, Inc
Mobile,
1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)
United States ComScape
Mobile,
1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)

United States

Copper Valley Wireless Mobile,
800 MHz
1X (Commercial)
United States Golden State Cellular
Mobile,
800 MHz
1X (Commercial))

United States

Hargray Wireless
Mobile,
1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)
United States Illinois Valley Cellular Mobile,
800 MHz
1X (Commercial)

United States

Inland Cellular Mobile,
800 MHz
1X (Commercial)
United States Leap Wireless (Cricket)
Mobile,
AWS/1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)
EV-DO Rel. 0 (Commercial)
EV-DO Rev. A (Commercial)

United States

Lyrix Wireless Mobile,
800 MHz
1X (Commercial)
EV-DO Rev. A (To Launch)
United States MetroPCS Mobile,
AWS/1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)
Rev. A (To Launch)

United States

Mobi PCS Mobile,
1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)
EV-DO Rev. A (To Launch)
United States MTA Communications Mobile,
850 MHz
1X (Commercial)

United States

Nex-Tech Wireless Mobile,
1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)
EV-DO Rev. A (Commercial)
United States Northwest Missouri Cellular Mobile,
800 MHz
1X (Commercial)

United States

NTCH, Inc. Mobile,
1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)
EV-DO Rev. A (To Launch)
United States NTELOS Mobile,
1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)
EV-DO Rev. A (Commercial)

United States

Pine Belt Telephone & Wireless Mobile,
800/1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)
EV-DO Rev. A (To Launch)
United States Pocket Communications
Mobile,
1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)
EV-DO Rev. A (To Launch)
United States Rural Cellular Corp.
Mobile,
800/1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)
United States Sagebrush Cellular
Mobile,
800 MHz
1X (Commercial)
United States South Central Communications
Mobile/WLL,
1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)
United States Sprint Nextel
Mobile,
1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)
EV-DO Rel. 0 (Commercial)
EV-DO Rev. A (Commercial)
United States SureWest Wireless Mobile,
1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)
United States Thumb Cellular Mobile,
800 MHz
1X (Commercial)
EV-DO Rev. A (Commercial)
United States Unicom, Inc. Mobile,
850 MHz
1X (Commercial)
EV-DO Rev. A (To Launch)
United States United Telecom Mobile,
1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)
United States US Cellular Mobile,
800/1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)
EV-DO Rel. 0 (Commercial)
EV-DO Rev. A (To Launch)

United States

Verizon Wireless Mobile,
800/1900 MHz
1X (Commercial)
EV-DO Rel. 0 (Commercial)
EV-DO Rev. A (Commercial)

 

More information on CDMA2000 is available at www.cdg.org.

About CDMA2000
CDMA2000 is the most widely deployed 3G technology, with 257 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 2,005 CDMA2000 devices from over 110 suppliers have been introduced to the market, including more than 520 Rel. 0 and 65 Rev. A devices on 100 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rel. 0 and 42 Rev. A systems. 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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Note to editors
cdmaOne is a registered trademark of the CDMA Development Group. CDMA2000 is a registered trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA-USA).