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SAMSUNG ENTERS CDMA AGREEMENT

SEOUL, South Korea-Samsung Electronics Co. announced an agreement with Sprint Spectrum L.P. to provide 1.3 million Code Division Multiple Access personal communications services terminals for the U.S. market. Value of the transaction was not disclosed.

Samsung said it will begin mass producing PCS terminals at its plant in Kumi, Korea, in March 1997. The company will supply 300,000 units to Sprint Spectrum in 1997 and an additional one million units in 1998. The arrangement also calls for the joint development of a dual mode PCS terminal that is compatible with both analog and digital systems, said Samsung.

The terminals offer the same features as current analog and digital cellular phones and will operate at a broadband frequency of 1.9 GHz. Sprint Spectrum is a joint venture between Sprint Corp., Tele-Communications Inc., Cox Communications and Comcast Corp.

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