1xEV-DO Network Launching in Japan

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Japan's KDDI Corp. is planning to launch a CDMA2000 1xEV DO network in metropolitan Tokyo Nagoya and Osaka next month. The 3G network marketed under the name CDMA 1X WIN will be available to customers beginning November 28 2003. CDMA 1X WIN represents the first commercial CDMA2000 1xEV DO deployment in Japan and KDDI will be the sixth operator worldwide to deploy a commercial CDMA2000 1xEV DO network joining operators in the United States South Korea and Brazil.

"KDDI is providing consumers in Japan with access to the same compelling, high-speed wireless services that are being offered in other parts of Asia, the United States and South America," said Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm. "As the first operator in the world to deploy a nationwide gpsOne position location service, KDDI, which also offers BREW-based applications and services, is leading the way in making wireless connectivity and mobility solutions available to the world's most sophisticated wireless users. The high-speed data capabilities of CDMA2000 1xEV-DO will enable KDDI customers to get the latest music, trends and information in a way that accommodates their fast-paced lifestyle."

KDDI plans to expand nationwide coverage of its CDMA2000 1xEV-DO infrastructure by the autumn of 2004. Last month, KDDI announced that it had exceeded 10 million subscribers on its CDMA2000 1X network, which it launched in April 2002.

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO is a data-optimized evolution of CDMA2000 that provides peak rates of more than 2 Mbps."

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