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18th December 2000

DECT Sales Continue to Grow
With more than 28 million DECT units sold only this year DECT is number one in the digital cordless Market. The total number of sold DECT based terminals and PBX or WLL lines will top 70 million by the end of the year 2000, the DECT Forum announced today. With more and more countries releasing spectrum for DECT based products and the advent of an increasing variety of DECT based data products, this trend is expected to continue over the next years.

The DECT Forum today released new sales figures for DECT based products. Total sales in year 2000 in the areas cordless telephones, wireless Private Branch Exchange (PBX), and DECT based wireless Local Loop (WLL) grew to more than 28 mio, resulting in total sales of more than 70 million. These figures include voice and data applications. The DECT Forum also released projections for 2001 and 2002. The Forum expects the cumulative number of sales to exceed 110 million by next year.

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Peter Berwing, Chairman of the DECT Forum Board said: “In 2000 many countries outside Europe opened their markets for DECT products, allowing us to benefit from the DECT Forum’s efforts to develop those markets in the past. In the years to come, we will see continued growth of our business in particular in Asia and South America”. Heinz Ochsner, the Forum’s Secretary, added: “Also in Europe, where in some countries DECT accounts for more than 90% of the cordless telephones market, the introduction of new data products, started in 2000, will leverage the already successful market to further growth”.

During the “DECT 2001” conference, the DECT Forum will present more achievements of the DECT industry and elaborate further the development of the markets. “DECT 2001” is the annual conference and exhibition, uniting the DECT industry for the exchange of news and knowledge. It will be held for the 6th year, in the Hilton Hotel, Barcelona (Spain), on 16 and 17 January 2001.

Notes for Editors

About DECT

DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) is a short-range radio technology for voice and data applications, standardized by ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institue), which is available in more than 100 countries worldwide. The prime benefits of DECT are:

·        Proven technology with more than 65 million installations worldwide by end 2000.

·        Standardised profiles for many areas in the voice and data area

·        Exclusive, protected frequency band in most European countries, regulated frequency sharing policy in all the others

Over 200 different DECT products are available across the globe, ranging from cordless telephones, wireless local loop, to data networking & multimedia products, etc.

About the DECT Forum

The DECT Forum is the Industry organisation for equipment manufacturers, suppliers and telecommunications operators using DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) technology, used for digital cordless telephones, wireless local loop and wireless data and Internet access. 30 international manufacturers, suppliers, and operators are members of the DECT Forum, which was established in 1997 and has local branches across the world.

The DECT Forum provides a unique platform for the exchange of experience between users, operators, regulation and standardisation bodies to ensure the sustained growth and acceptance of DECT worldwide.

Current DECT Forum members are Alcatel, ALPS, Ascom, Binatone, Bithium, Canon, Cetecom, Comlab, DeTeWe, Dosch & Amand, Ericsson, Goodwin, Home Wireless Networks, Lucent, OTE, Pace, Panasonic (Kyushu Matsushita), Philips, RTX, S3, Siemens, SPAL, Symbionics, Tenovis, URMET, Vtech.

For more information please contact:

Heinz Ochsner
DECT Forum Secretariat and Press Office
P. O. Box 6823
CH-3001 Berne

Tel: +41 (31) 3308144
Fax: +41 (31) 3308145

Peter Berwing
Chairman DECT Forum
Siemens ICM D TI5
Hofmannstrasse 51
D-81359 Munich

Tel: +49 (89) 722 33627

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