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INTERDIGITAL RECEIVES CONTRACT FROM INMARSAT TO STUDY B-CDMA SATELLITE PAGING

 KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- InterDigital Telecom, a subsidiary of InterDigital Communications Corporation (AMEX: IDC), announced that it has received a contract, to be completed by July 9, 1993, from International Maritime Satellite Organization (Inmarsat) to study the feasibility of incorporating Broadband-Code Division Multiple Access (B-CDMA) technology into paging from satellite platforms.
 Paging functions would be incorporated into Inmarsat's proposed universal Personal Communications Service (PCS) handsets to improve probability of connection.
 Inmarsat, headquartered in London, is an international organization comprised of more than 60 member countries and operates a network of four geosynchronous satellites strategically positioned to provide worldwide mobile telephone services.
 InterDigital Telecom, formerly SCS Telecom, Inc., is a high- technology research and development company specializing in spread spectrum CDMA technology. InterDigital Telecom is an innovator of B-CDMA digital wireless technology.
 InterDigital Communications Corporation is a pioneer in Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) and B-CDMA digital wireless technology and products. Its UltraPhone(R) TDMA digital radiotelephone system is installed in more than 170 locations worldwide.
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