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CDG announced that five major operators will be deploying commercial CDMA2000(r) 1xEV-DO Revision A technology

June 13, 2006

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COSTA MESA, Calif. -- The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( today announced that five major operators, KDDI (Japan), LG Telecom (South Korea), Sprint Nextel and Verizon Wireless (U.S.) and Telecom New Zealand will be deploying commercial CDMA2000(r) 1xEV-DO Revision A technology. Collectively, these operators represent millions of mobile consumer and enterprise customers. These launches will further strengthen their respective market leadership and drive revenue from unrivaled broadband multimedia services.

"Less than one year after the standard was finalized, Revision A is becoming a reality," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "Commercial Revision A infrastructure is now available, and user devices will start shipping in the second half of 2006. This means that CDMA2000 operators will be able to provide their customers with enhanced broadband services as early as late this year, maintaining their leadership in advanced data services."

CDMA2000 operators commented:

KDDI: "CDMA continues to be the most innovative wireless technology for service providers and their customers," said Dr. Hideo Okinaka, vice president and general manager, Technical Standards and Spectrum Division of KDDI. "With Release 0, and now Revision A, KDDI has a clear competitive advantage in the marketplace where CDMA and UMTS are competing head to head as 3G technologies and in the eyes of our customers."

LG Telecom: "The availability of Revision A infrastructure and devices gives us a time-to-market advantage that other technologies cannot match," said June-hyuk Kwon, head of Network Planning Team for LG Telecom. "Revision A's availability and performance reinforce our belief that CDMA2000 is the gold standard for wireless technology."

Sprint Nextel: "Revision A augments our Power Vision(sm) network expansion, already the nation's largest mobile broadband network," said Iyad Tarazi, VP, Network Development for Sprint Nextel. "It's a first-to-market initiative to provide consumers and enterprises with enhanced mobile broadband and innovative data services, including multimedia."

Telecom New Zealand: "Revision A is key to maintaining our leadership in the mobile broadband market," said Kevin Bowler, General Manager Mobile, Telecom New Zealand. "We chose CDMA2000 because it clearly offers performance and a business case that no other wireless technology will match anytime soon."

Verizon Wireless: "Our award-winning broadband services -- BroadbandAccess for business users and V CAST(sm) Music and Video -- are the best in class thanks largely to our underlying EV-DO network," said Ed Salas, VP Network Strategy, Verizon Wireless. "With Revision A, we are gaining significant advantages over our competitors and have the flexibility to stay ahead of the demands of today's mobile users."

CDMA Development Group (CDG)

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