In order to provide dedicated service to the growing Russian market, Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) announced the grand opening of its new office in Moscow. From this new facility, Qualcomm will provide dedicated service to the region and respond quickly to the needs of its many new customers in the area.
"We're very excited about the prospect of providing the highest level of personalized service to our present as well as our future customers in the Eastern Europe region. By opening this new office in Moscow, Qualcomm has shown its commitment to the region and to the penetration of its Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology into this ever-growing market," said John Major, president of Qualcomm's Infrastructure Products Division.
Dr. Ronald Uhlig, Qualcomm's regional vice president for the CIS and Baltic countries, cut a ribbon symbolizing the formal opening of the office on May 21, 1997. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by nearly 100 guests and approximately 20 Qualcomm employees.
"We are pleased to welcome to this ceremony our current and future customers, as well as the many people who have helped us with certification testing, the representatives from the State Committee on Telecommunication and Informatization, and our Russian and American employees who have worked so hard to bring us to this point." said Dr. Uhlig. "Qualcomm is committed to working throughout Russia and other CIS and the Baltic Countries to provide high quality CDMA wireless telephone service based on our advanced CDMA infrastructure and subscriber equipment."
Qualcomm has completed certification testing of its CDMA infrastructure and subscriber units in Russia and is expecting a certificate to be issued shortly by the State Committee for Telecommunication and Informatization. Qualcomm has announced major CDMA contracts in Chelyabinsk, Rostov, and the Moscow region, and is actively working on numerous other projects throughout the Russian Federation and other CIS countries.
The Moscow office joins Qualcomm's growing global network of sales, marketing and customer support offices in Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Hong Hong, Korea, and Singapore.
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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