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Streamlined CDG Test Plan Reduces Time to Market and Improves Quality of CDMA2000 Devices

Emerging Market Operators Endorse the New Test Plan

COSTA MESA, CA — January 5, 2012 — The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today announced the release of a Device Test Plan (CDG183 v4.2) that streamlines the testing and acceptance of CDMA2000® devices. The enhanced Device Test Plan is comprehensive, modular in design, and easy to use. It covers a full-range of device cases to ensure that every feature, function, service, application and peripheral works properly within every type of CDMA2000 device.

CDMA2000 operators MTS India, Tata Teleservices, Reliance Communications, Bakrie Telecom and SmartFren, which collectively serve more than 125 million CDMA2000 subscribers, have chosen CDG183 v4.2 as the foundation for all of their lab-based testing. This is the first time operators have endorsed a single test plan for both “operator-procured” and “open-market” CDMA2000 devices.

Operators, device manufacturers and, ultimately, end users will benefit from this Device Test Plan which will increase product reliability, availability and economies of scale. Its modular nature also gives operators the flexibility to choose the testing that best meets their needs based on their individual network and device requirements. CDG183 v4.2 also provides a more efficient lab test solution to complement any operator’s user acceptance testing.

“This newly revised test plan will help to provide synergy among operators, allowing them to more expeditiously deliver a greater selection of affordable CDMA2000 devices,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “This is a positive step toward our goal of providing more flexibility and device choices to subscribers in emerging markets.”

The newly published CDG183 v4.2 test plan is available at: www.cdg.org/devices/omh/resources/documents.asp.

About CDMA2000
CDMA2000 is a widely deployed 3G technology, with 336 operators in 123 countries and territories serving more than 575 million subscribers. CDMA2000 EV-DO is a 3G CDMA (IMT-2000) solution offering mobile broadband to over 163 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 2,966 CDMA2000 devices from 159 suppliers have been introduced to the market, including more than 601 Rel. 0, 496 Rev. A and 24 Rev. B devices on 121 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rel. 0, 133 Rev. A and 9 Rev. B networks. More information on the CDG, CDMA2000, OMH and other industry initiatives 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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