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CDMA Development Group Announces 2010 3G CDMA Industry Achievement Award Recipients at the Second Annual CDMA World Forum

Annual Awards Recognize Excellence in Deploying Innovative 3G CDMA Networks, Products and Services

SHANGHAI — June 3, 2010 — The CDMA Development Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org) today announced the recipients of the 2010 3G CDMA Industry Achievement Awards, presented on June 2 at a reception during the 2010 CDMA World Forum. The awards recognize individuals and companies for excellence in deploying advanced CDMA2000® networks, products and services.

“Recipients of this year’s Industry Achievement Awards exemplify the leadership and innovation that has driven impressive 3G adoption by consumers and enterprises,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “CDMA2000 is enabling services and applications that deliver on the promise of 3G, maximizing the value of CDMA voice and data networks today and for many years to come.”

This year’s 3G CDMA Industry Achievement Award recipients are:

  • Industry Leadership: Wang Xiaochu, President – China Telecommunications Corporation
    • Given to the individual who has provided the most dynamic leadership in 3G industry activities, including contributions to standards development and the growth and evolution of 3G CDMA technologies.
    • Mr. Wang Xiaochu has led China Telecom’s nationwide deployment of CDMA2000 1X and EV-DO. In doing so, he has strengthened the CDMA2000 device ecosystem and championed the development of innovative services that set China Telecom apart from other Chinese carriers. With his efforts, China Telecom has improved the quality of the user experience, enabling the operator to double its subscriber base in 2009.

  • Operator Leadership: China Telecommunications Corporation
    • Given to the operator that has demonstrated leadership in the wireless community through the expansion of 3G CDMA system deployments and/or the unique implementation of 3G CDMA technologies in a specific market.
    • Taking advantage of its extensive resources and facilities, China Telecom has demonstrated a focus on customer needs, product innovation and abundance of services. In 2009, China Telecom added more subscribers than any other CDMA operator in the world and now counts nearly 70 million customers. With this growth rate, China Telecom is poised to move up from its number two position among CDMA operators within the next year. China Telecom places a strong emphasis on international roaming, including inter-standard roaming, and also in expanding the number of device types available to over 100.

  • Subscriber Technology Innovation: Motorola, Inc.
    • Given to the company that has demonstrated innovative thinking in terms of services supported and terminal design. Resulting products take advantage of the inherent benefits and latest technological developments of 3G CDMA.
    • Motorola’s DROID handset is designed to set a new standard in smartphones with superior speed, power and features. The device is powered by a Cortex A8 processor with dedicated hardware acceleration for a quick and fluid graphics experience. This is part of a new processor family that can deliver up to three times the performance of a typical ARM11-based processor. DROID also features a 550 MHz speed DSP, enabling consumers to experience a faster, richer, more responsive mobile device, designed as a no-fuss high-tech machine.

  • Network Technology Innovation: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    • Given to the company that has introduced network capabilities that allow 3G CDMA operators flexible and cost-effective solutions for implementing advanced features and an easy evolution path to future network enhancements.
    • As verified by recent launches, including the world's first commercially-ready CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision B network, the world's first CDMA-LTE multi-mode trial for a U.S. carrier and a leading-edge SingleRAN solution for a smooth CDMA network and industry evolution to LTE, Huawei has consistently displayed pioneering CDMA network innovation. Continuing notable R&D since 1995, Huawei's sustained advancement of CDMA technology and support of the global ecosystem has spurred rising worldwide subscriber levels and new network launches, particularly during the past few years.

  • Innovation in Wireless Social and Economic Solutions Development: BAKRIE TELECOM
    • Given to the business, infrastructure, device or application developer that has leveraged the capabilities of the 3G CDMA wireless medium to offer innovative mobile services that improve the social and/or economic well-being or advancement of people, communities or target segments. Qualifications include enhanced user interface, positive impact, breadth of applicability, scalability, uniqueness and sustainability.
    • Bakrie Telecom (BTEL), in collaboration with Qualcomm, Grameen Foundation and a local Indonesian social enterprise, Rekan Usaha Mikro Anda (RUMA), is working to harness the power of telecommunications growth to improve the lives and livelihoods of poor people in Indonesia. Uber Esia is a new product launched by BTEL and distributed through the RUMA network that is a complete “business-in-a-box” kit that delivers a mobile phone, promotional materials, training materials, log books, and all other equipment and materials necessary to successfully run a micro-business. For the seventh year, the CDG is pleased to partner with the Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) on awards that recognize excellence in the development of consumer entertainment services and applications.

  • Innovation in Consumer Entertainment Services: KDDI CORPORATION and Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Ltd.
    • Given to the operator that has leveraged the capabilities of 3G CDMA to introduce a broad array of innovative and appealing consumer entertainment services (music, games, mobile TV, social networking, etc.) to the market.
    • KDDI’s “EZ News EX” is an innovative information service that promptly delivers flash news bulletins, detailed news articles and rich content such as news video clips to handsets. In addition to news, every morning EZ News EX brings topics suited to an individual’s interests. The service surpassed 500,000 subscribers in February 2010.
    • Launched by Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Ltd. in early 2010, Photon TV is an innovative consumer offering that facilitates entertainment on-the-move via live TV programs, ranging from sports to news to entertainment and more. Photon TV, via Tata Photon+ EV-DO services, presents a unique proposition in the portable entertainment category by creating a segmented offering that caters to laptop and netbook users. Admired by consumers and technology lovers alike, Photon TV is yet another path-breaking product from the Tata group.

  • Innovation in Consumer Entertainment Services Development: The Asahi Shimbun Company and tv asahi
    • Given to the application developer or content provider that has developed innovative and appealing entertainment applications or services.
    • KDDI’s “EZ News EX” service was developed and is offered by a joint effort of The Asahi Shimbun Company, one of the three major newspaper publishing companies in Japan, TV Asahi Corporation, one of the five major TV broadcasters in Japan, and KDDI Corporation.

The awards nomination process was open to the general public through the CDG Web site. Final selection of the winners was made by senior CDG executive members as well as representatives of industry associations and the trade media community.

Photos from the awards ceremony are available upon request. More information about CDMA2000 and the CDG can be found at www.cdg.org.

About CDMA2000
CDMA2000 is a widely deployed 3G technology, with 311 operators in 118 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 2,330 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 www.cdg.org.

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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