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The CDMA Development Group Acquires Ten New Members During the First Quarter of 2010

Ericsson Assumes Leadership Role as an Executive Board Member

Costa Mesa, CA – April 21, 2010 — The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced that it has added ten new member companies since the beginning of 2010 including Ericsson, which recently completed the purchase of Nortel Networks’ CDMA business. The CDG added four operators – Alaska DigiTel, Movicel Angola, Open Mobile and Wisconsin RSA 7 – as well as machine-to-machine (M2M) service provider Kore Telematics, network equipment vendor AirHop Communications and device manufacturers SIM Technologies, Sonim Technologies and Teleepoch.

“The CDG is pleased to welcome our newest members,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “These companies are taking leadership roles in several of our initiatives to advance and promote CDMA2000® devices, networks and services.”

Ericsson, a leading global telecommunications equipment provider, will participate on the CDG’s Executive Board, Advocacy Council (CAC) and Global Strategy Team (GST) to help set the CDG’s strategic direction and priorities. Kore Telematics has joined the CDG’s Smart Wireless Modules and Services Special Interest Group (SIG), which aims to enable its members and their customers in various vertical industries to leverage the data capabilities of CDMA2000 and its evolutionary next-generation technologies. SIM Technologies and Teleepoch are both supporting the CDG-led Open Market Handset (OMH) initiative to reduce inventory and distribution costs for a wider range of CDMA handsets, enabling more choice for consumers.

“Ericsson is proud to be a member of the CDG and its executive leadership team,” said Rima Qureshi, Senior VP and Head of Business Unit CDMA Mobile Systems at Ericsson. “We serve more than 50 CDMA2000 network operators worldwide with our extensive portfolio of products and services and look forward to working with the CDG and its members to support this important industry segment.”

The CDG is leading several initiatives that are focused on increasing CDMA2000’s global subscriber and revenue bases worldwide. Among these are OMH, CDMA Roaming Hubs to expand global roaming, the Smart Wireless Modules and Services SIG, EV-DO and 1X Advanced network enhancements and seamless interoperability between EV-DO and LTE and Mobile WiMAX networks.

“The device initiatives that CDG is leading are opening new opportunities in emerging markets for CDMA2000,” said Dr. Chuan Wang, CEO of Teleepoch Ltd. “OMH, in particular, is an area where we see tremendous growth potential, as the open market for mid-tier and high-end CDMA devices expands to multiple regions.”

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About CDMA2000
CDMA2000 is a widely deployed 3G technology, with 311 operators in 117 countries and territories serving more than 518 million subscribers. Counting 2G cdmaOne™ subscribers, there are over 522 million CDMA users worldwide. CDMA2000 1xEV-DO is a widely-deployed 3G CDMA (IMT-2000) solution offering mobile broadband to over 142 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 124 suppliers have been introduced to the market, including more than 550 Rel. 0 and 225 Rev. A devices on 115 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rel. 0 and 83 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 and other complementary wireless solutions. Its member companies include many of the world’s leading service providers and equipment manufacturers. The primary activities of the CDG include development of advanced features and services, evolution of standards, technical education, advocacy, regulatory affairs, global roaming and device availability. Currently, there are more than 500 individuals working within various CDG industry initiatives.

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