SAN DIEGO -- June 3, 2002 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced it will work with Telesp Celular, the largest mobile phone operator in Brazil, to conduct a user trial of wireless data applications for handsets enabled by Qualcomm's Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW) platform. The BREW platform gives users the ability to download applications and personalize their mobile devices, over-the-air, virtually anytime, anywhere.
"Telesp Celular has shown extraordinary leadership in Latin America by choosing to conduct a trial of BREW services," said Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, group president, Qualcomm Wireless&Internet Group. "We are confident that Telesp Celular's movement toward providing its subscribers downloadable wireless data applications will further enhance the company's cutting-edge industry position."
"As the largest cellular operator in Brazil, we have a responsibility to provide our customers with a sneak peek at the future of wireless capabilities," said Luis Avelar, vice president for wireless Internet, Telesp Celular. "We anticipate that our efforts in providing mobile applications will better equip our subscribers and leave them even more satisfied with their mobile phone services."
Trial participants include Telesp Celular users who currently rely heavily upon cellular service - including commercial and private subscribers - as well as current customers who have expressed interest in wireless data services. Access to the downloadable applications supported by Qualcomm's BREW platform will allow Telesp Celular subscribers to quickly and easily customize their wireless handsets with a variety of applications. Telesp Celular's BREW services will take advantage of its next-generation high-speed data network, which supports voice and data transfers at speeds up to 144 kbps. The company intends to test the network with video streaming applications created by GenerationPIX, Inc.
Other downloadable applications available to Telesp Celular's trial users will include games such as NuvoStudios' BlackJack and BrainCheck, JAMDAT Mobile's EA SPORTS™ Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® Golf and JAMDAT Bowling, wireless communication enabled by Comverse's Mobile E-mail and Instant Communications and MessageVine's Instant Messaging, and practical applications such as Rocket Mobile's MobileConverter™ currency converter and MobileExpense™ expense tracking program.
Qualcomm's BREW platform is a thin application execution environment that provides an open, standard platform for wireless devices. The BREW platform is part of a complete, end-to-end solution for wireless applications development, device configuration, application distribution, and billing and payment. The complete BREW solution includes the BREW SDK™ (software development kit) for developers, the BREW applications platform and porting tools for device manufacturers, and the BREW Distribution System (BDS) that is controlled and managed by carriers - enabling them to easily get applications from developers to market and coordinate the billing and payment process. Carriers' BREW-based services will enable consumers to customize their handsets by downloading applications over the air from a carrier's application download server. The BREW platform is a product of Qualcomm Internet Services (QIS), a division within the Qualcomm Wireless&Internet (QWI) Group of Qualcomm Incorporated.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. The Company's business areas include CDMA chipsets and system software; technology licensing; the BREW applications platform; QChat™ push-to-talk technology; Eudora® e-mail software; digital cinema systems; and satellite-based systems including portions of the Globalstar™ system and wireless fleet management systems, OmniTRACS® and OmniExpress®. Qualcomm owns patents that are essential to all of the CDMA wireless telecommunications standards that have been adopted or proposed for adoption by standards-setting bodies worldwide. Qualcomm has licensed its essential CDMA patent portfolio to more than 100 telecommunications equipment manufacturers worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in theS&P500 Index and is 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 CDMA components on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which CDMA is deployed and the BREW platform is adopted, 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 30, 2001, and most recent Form 10-Q.