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KYOCERA Wireless Salutes XL Telecom for Long-Term Support as Sales Distributor and Assembly Partner

Relationship Key to Development of Successful Sales, Distribution Network and Assembly Business, and Enabling KYOCERA Wireless to Offer End-to-End CDMA Solution

New Delhi, India -- (March 24, 2006) -- In recognition of the important role that Kyocera Wireless partner XL Telecom has played in the development and increasing success of Kyocera Wireless as a leading CDMA handset maker, the company is saluting XL Telecom on the 5th year anniversary of its work together.

XL Telecom was instrumental in developing the original country-wide distribution framework for Kyocera Wireless and is now responsible for sales in the open market for the southern and western regions. Kyocera Wireless also credits XL Telecom with helping set up its initial national sales support network. Now run by Kyocera Wireless directly, the company has 240 service centers with 155 more slated for the end of 2006.

XL Telecom also assembles Kyocera Wireless products in India, providing a key component to Kyocera Wireless' ability to offer an end-to-end solution -- from design to delivery -- one of the only CDMA manufacturers in India to offer this capability. The company's special state-of-the art SKD facility in Cherlapally, Hyderabad -- built specifically for Kyocera -- has the capacity to assemble 10,000 handsets per day, greatly contributing to the nearly 2 million units Kyocera has delivered to the Indian market to date.

"From the dedication that XL Telecom has shown in helping us build and expand our network of sales and distribution to the initiative they've shown by establishing an assembly plant just for Kyocera Wireless, they've always been truly committed to our business in India," said Patrick Costello, International Sales Manager for Kyocera Wireless, of which Kyocera Wireless India is a division.

"It is extremely important to us that XL Telecom be recognized for the significant role they have played and continue to play in the success of our business as we celebrate five years of working together. We're proud of our collaboration and excited at the continued opportunities we see as we work to make Kyocera one of the top CDMA brands in the market," added Mr. Costello.

"XL seized the opportunity to tie-up with Kyocera five years back and it was one of the better decisions we have made as a company," said Dinesh Kumar, CEO and Managing Director of XL Telecom. "We are behind the growth of the Kyocera brand 100% and will always put our best foot forward to ensure that Kyocera Wireless becomes one of the most successful CDMA brands in this country. "

The support that XL Telecom has provided Kyocera over the last five years has helped Kyocera provide full support to its carriers, while helping ensure customer satisfaction to end-users. Some of those contributions include:

About XL Telecom
XL Telecom Ltd (XLTL) is a fast growing, established, profit making company engaged in the two principal areas of business namely Telecom and Energy. XLTL is a professionally managed company and is headed by a first generation entrepreneur.

XLTL is a Rs. 300+ Crores revenue (2004-05), ISO 9001, company engaged in manufacturing telecom equipment, largely CDMA fixed wireless phones & mobile handsets, SMPS power systems and cable accessories. XLTL is a dedicated supplier of these telecom products to telecom operators and service providers like TATA, Reliance, BSNL, MTNL and international clients like MTML and Telelinks as well as network integrators like Nortel and Ericsson. XLTL has active technical collaborations with leading multinational companies including Kyocera Wireless Corp for the assembly & sale of CDMA mobile handsets, Axesstel Inc. for the assembly, manufacture & sale of fixed wireless handsets and Corning Cable Systems for the manufacture and sale of cable accessories.

About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a leading supplier of innovative, feature-rich CDMA wireless devices and accessories for customers worldwide. Kyocera Wireless maintains an operating belief in the genius of simplicity and strives to make the wireless experience as simple and intuitive as humanly possible. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., which acquired QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. Based in San Diego, the company is ISO-14001 and ISO-9001 certified and has won city, state and federal awards for its environmentally friendly manufacturing and recycling practices. For more information, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com.

Kyocera Wireless first began selling phones in India in 2001, and has since provided handsets to consumers through India's four largest CDMA carriers. In August 2003 the company established Kyocera Wireless India as a subsidiary of Kyocera Wireless Corp and subsequently added the Kyocera Wireless Hardware Engineering Design Services Center in 2004. Currently Kyocera employs nearly 550 people throughout the country.

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, cameras, laser printers, copiers, solar energy systems and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2005, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$11 billion (JP¥ 1,180,655 million) with net income of approximately US$429 million (JP¥ 45,908 million).

 

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Contacts

XL Telecom Ltd.
K. Vasudeva Rao
phone: + 91 98480 21812
e-mail: vasu@xltelecom.net
The PRactice for Kyocera Wireless
Snigdha Saumya
phone: +91 98918 01009
e-mail: snigdha@the-practice.net

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