QUALCOMM Incorporated, a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced that the Company has achieved significant milestones toward bringing fully wireless broadband capabilities to WCDMA (UMTS) networks in 2007, including:
- Successful completion of the industry's first HSUPA test calls delivering 2.0 Mbps on the uplink
- Launch of interoperability testing with multiple leading infrastructure providers
- Ten major device manufacturers now designing products based on QUALCOMM's HSUPA chipset solution
QUALCOMM will be demonstrating 2.0 Mbps uplink video streaming and file transfers at EXPO COMM Japan 2006, July 19-21 in Booth #C-285.
"QUALCOMM's technology leadership has made possible the successful accomplishment of these milestones, bringing richer broadband wireless entertainment, personal convenience and enterprise services closer to reality," said Alex Katouzian, senior director of product management for QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies. "Additionally, our close collaboration with device manufacturers, operators and infrastructure vendors is quickly driving HSUPA to market for wireless users around the world."
For WCDMA (UMTS) networks, HSUPA technology, together with HSDPA technology, delivers data speeds surpassing those of many home broadband connections. QUALCOMM's Mobile Station Modem (MSM) MSM7200 chipset, the industry's first HSUPA solution, was used for the test calls and interoperability testing. Ten leading device manufacturers are already designing handsets based on the chipset, which offers industry-leading levels of integration to deliver significant bill-of-materials savings and to enable slim, sleek devices with support for advanced multimedia and data capabilities. For more information about the MSM7200 solution, visit www.cdmatech.com/msm7200.
QUALCOMM Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2006 FORTUNE 500 company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol QCOM.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the Company's ability to successfully design and have manufactured significant quantities of WCDMA components on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which WCDMA is deployed, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 25, 2005, and most recent Form 10-Q.