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CDMA DEVELOPMENT GROUP COMMENTS ON CHINA UNICOM’S AGREEMENT TO SELL ITS CDMA BUSINESS TO CHINA TELECOM

Acquisition unites China’s largest CDMA network with China Telecom, the nation’s largest wireline operator

WHAT:

The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today commented on China Unicom’s agreement to sell its CDMA business and network assets to China Telecom. The acquisition will integrate China’s largest CDMA2000 network with the country’s largest wireline operator, creating a strong CDMA operator in China’s newly restructured telecommunications environment that opens up opportunities for domestic companies and drives the deployment of 3G mobile services.

The CDG today issued the following statement:

“This announcement is a major milestone for CDMA in China. Operating the country’s largest CDMA network under China’s largest wireline service provider will positively impact China’s competitive landscape, giving consumers more choices in accessing the services they desire across an integrated mobile and fixed-line network. CDMA2000 is a proven global standard with high performance and flexibility that has enabled operators around the world to rapidly and cost-effectively deploy telephony and advanced mobile broadband services. The CDG is committed to continue working with China Telecom in meeting this demand for mobile broadband services through the continued expansion of its CDMA2000 network,” stated Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG.

WHO:

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.

PRESS INQUIRIES:

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