Press Release

Qualcomm Introduces New Base Station for More Flexible Wireless Communications

Mar 3, 1997SAN FRANCISCO

Qualcomm products mentioned within this press release are offered by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

Qualcomm, Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced the introduction of its new CDMA Base Station Transceiver Subsystem (BTS) design that supports multiple carriers while offering higher capacity. Designed for operators who provide wireless service to high capacity markets, this product is capable of providing wireless service using up to two 1.25 MHz carriers.

"This new BTS offers telecommunications carriers the ability to supportmore than one CDMA carrier on the same equipment footprint," said TomBernard, president of Qualcomm's Wireless Infrastructure Products Division. "Our newly-expanded line of versatile BTS products allow service providersto implement Qualcomm's advanced CDMA technology in rapidly expandingwireless markets more efficiently and more cost-effectively than ever before," Bernard said.

This newest BTS product from Qualcomm supports 6 sectors with one carrier or 3 sectors with 2 carriers. Whether the operator is deploying a new CDMA system or overlaying an existing CDMA or analog network, Qualcomm's BTS products provide optimal solutions for a variety of markets.

"This new multi-carrier BTS is a valuable addition to our existing line of flexible base station products," said Chris Simpson, senior vice president in Qualcomm's Wireless Infrastructure Products Division. "We are excited to bring our customers another product that responds to their requirements. The new BTS assists operators by offering higher capacity as they add new subscribers to their networks."

Qualcomm's BTS architecture is modular, giving operators the ability to add capacity as their system grows. Supporting a variety of indoor and outdoor applications, these BTSs can be co-located with existing telecomunications equipment, allowing CDMA overlays to be deployed without costly or risky change-outs of the existing wireless infrastructure.

Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets, licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based on its proprietary digital wireless technologies. The Company's primary product areas are the OmniTRACS® system (a geostationary satellite-based, mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reporting services), CDMA wireless communications systems and products and, in conjunction with others, the development of the Globalstar™ low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite communications system. Other Company products include the Eudora Pro™ electronic mail software, ASIC products, and communications equipment and systems for government and commercial customers worldwide. For more information on Qualcomm products and technologies, please visit the Company's web site at http://www.qualcomm.com.

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