International 450 Association Plenary#5 and CDMA 450 Workshop

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International 450 Association (IA450), a non profit international organization for the promotion of CDMA2000® utilization in the 450MHz Band, congratulates Electricity Vietnam / VP Telecom (EVN Telecom) for hosting a successful workshop.

The CDMA450 Workshop hosted by EVN Telecom and supported by the MPT was attended by approximately 200 participants from over 20 countries. The event organized by the International 450 Association (IA450) and the CDMA Development Group (CDG) once again proved to be an informative forum for regulators, operators and vendors to exchange information about recent deployments and ongoing trials.

Hanoi, Vietnam was chosen as the location for this event due to EVN Telecom’s recent commercial launch and success with CDMA450 technology and due to Vietnam’s rapidly growing mobile telecommunications industry.

The IA450 Plenary #5 immediately followed the workshop. Three new applicants were approved for membership raising the total membership to 32.

About IA450

The International 450 Association promotes the use of CDMA2000® in the 450MHz band (CDMA450), and supports industry standards to advance the deployment of the technology. IA450 brings together industrial members and operators from Africa, Asia, Latin American and Europe. The IA450 provides guidance and leadership to operators interested in deploying CDMA450 technology through the extension of the results and benefits of actual member experiences and real life results and successes, to all global players. More information about the IA450 can be found on the IA450 web site at http://www.450world.org

About CDG

The CDMA Development Group (CDG), founded in December 1993, is an international consortium of companies who have joined together to lead the adoption and evolution of CDMA wireless systems around the world. The CDG is comprised of the worlds leading CDMA service providers and manufacturers. By working together, the members will help ensure interoperability among systems, while expediting the availability of CDMA technology to consumers. For more information, please visit the website: http://www.cgd.org

About EVN Telecom

EVN Telecom is a subsidiary of Electricity of Vietnam and the largest CDMA fixed wireless service provider in Vietnam. EVN Telecom offers fixed wireless phone (E-Com), inter-provincial mobile phone (E-Phone) and mobile phone (E-Mobile) telecommunications services nationwide on its 450 MHz band CDMA2000 1X network. EVN Telecom's network covers 64 provinces and cities nationwide totaling around 500 base transceiver stations (BTS) by the end of 2005 and will deploy an additional 500 BTS by the end of 2006. For more information on EVN Telecom, visit http://www.enet.vn.

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