The CDMA Development Group has announced the appointment of Dr. Chungming An, as the CDG's Vice President for Greater China and Southeast Asia.

Based in Taipei, Dr. An will represent the CDMA Development Group (CDG) and work closely with governments and regulators, as well as CDG member operators and manufacturers, to ensure the continued growth of CDMA2000(r) in the region as the market transitions to 3G.

"We are delighted to have Dr. An on our team," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. "CDMA2000 has made significant inroads in China and throughout Southeast Asia in recent years, and there will be even greater opportunities in the future. Dr. An brings the right combination of technology expertise, a successful management track record and an understanding of the market to lead our efforts in the region."

"It's an honor for me to be a part of the CDG as we continue to support and expand CDMA2000's presence in Asia," commented Dr. An. "My experience in leading a CDMA2000 operator should prove valuable to the many 3G CDMA operators in the region."

Dr. An's 30-year professional career in the wireless industry includes technology management, new market development and leadership positions with wireless service providers. He recently retired from Asia Pacific Broadband Wireless Communications (APBW) where, as CEO, he led the deployment of the first 3G network in Taiwan.

Prior to joining APBW, he was the President of Mobitai Communications. During his 20 years at Bell Laboratories, Dr. An held leadership positions on technical projects and spent 4 years as a regional director for business development in China and Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Bell Labs, he taught at University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University and Seton Hall University.

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