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Lloyd Mathias of Tata Teleservices Elected Co-Chairperson of CDG’s Device Strategy Council

COSTA MESA, CA — November 26, 2009 — The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( today announced that Mr. Lloyd Mathias, President & Chief Marketing Officer, Tata Teleservices Limited, has elected to be the co-chairperson for the CDG’s Device Strategy Council (DSC).

"Tata Teleservices is an industry leader within the global telecommunications industry," remarked Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "We welcome Lloyd's leadership in his new role as co-chair of our Device Strategy Council. Together with the other members of the council, he will have a positive impact on the CDMA2000 industry, which will lead to a more competitive landscape."

The Device Strategy Council aligns and directs CDG special interest groups and technical device teams, coordinates commercialization efforts, and regionalizes device requirement initiatives to address the device needs of operators on a global basis. As co-chair of the DSC, Mr. Mathias will be responsible for helping to identify these needs and define the priorities and requirements that will expand the selection of CDMA2000 devices and streamline their commercialization.

Accepting this honor and sharing his views as co-chairman of the Device Strategy Council, Mr. Mathias said, “The Device Strategy Council is unleashing the true potential of CDMA technology, by ensuring that a full suite of CDMA2000 devices are available to cater to the diverse needs of our consumer and business customers. I look forward to working closely with the council and contributing substantially to fortifying the CDMA2000 device product mix.”

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About CDMA2000
CDMA2000 is a widely deployed 3G technology, with 308 operators in 116 countries and territories serving 494 million subscribers. Counting 2G cdmaOne™ subscribers, there are over 502 million CDMA users worldwide. CDMA2000 1xEV-DO is a widely-deployed 3G CDMA (IMT-2000) solution offering mobile broadband to 128 million people across a wide range of devices. CDMA2000 has been chosen by operators in both developed and emerging markets, and is deployable in the 450, 700, 800, 1700, 1900, AWS and 2100 MHz bands. More than 2,320 CDMA2000 devices from over 122 suppliers have been introduced to the market, including more than 548 Rel. 0 and 226 Rev. A devices on 115 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rel. 0 and 77 Rev. A systems. More information on CDMA2000 is available on the CDG Web site at

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 140 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 +1-949-428-8221, or visit the CDG Web site at

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