SAN DIEGO -- June 26, 2002 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, and Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) today announced the completion of a series of third-generation (3G) Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) packet data calls. This was the first such demonstration of UMTS packet data services with commercial 3G infrastructure and chipsets for mobile devices.
Using a commercial-sized Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT) UMTS test mobile featuring QCT's MSM5200™ Mobile Station Modem (MSM™) chipset and system software connected to a laptop, and Lucent's commercial-grade UMTS infrastructure, the two companies demonstrated high-speed streaming video, Web browsing and access to a corporate network via an Internet Protocol (IP) virtual private network (VPN).
This cooperative effort demonstrates that Qualcomm's UMTS chipsets and Lucent's infrastructure can support packet data on UMTS mobile devices, including mobile phones, Web-enabled personal digital assistants, wireless modem cards for laptop computers and other wireless devices.
These successful data calls are the most recent milestones that Qualcomm and Lucent have realized in their mutual efforts to speed the commercial introduction of UMTS technology. In January, the two companies completed a series of voice calls using Qualcomm UMTS test handsets and Lucent UMTS infrastructure.
"Qualcomm and Lucent both recognize the importance of high-speed packet data for 3G systems," said Luis Pineda, vice president of product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "Our two companies have been working together for several years to bring these capabilities to the marketplace, and this successful demonstration highlights our continued commitment to UMTS."
"These successful packet data calls further underscore Lucent's and Qualcomm's leadership in the development of 3G spread-spectrum technologies such as UMTS," said Bruce Dale, vice-president for UMTS product and offer realization for Lucent's Mobility Solutions Group. "Together we commercialized CDMA and are leveraging this experience to deliver 3G UMTS solutions to mobile operators."
Lucent Technologies, headquartered in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, designs and delivers networks for the world's largest communications service providers. Backed by Bell Labs research and development, Lucent relies on its strengths in mobility, optical, data and voice networking technologies as well as software and services to develop next-generation networks. The company's systems, services and software are designed to help customers quickly deploy and better manage their networks and create new, revenue-generating services that help businesses and consumers. For more information on Lucent Technologies, visit its Web site at http://www.lucent.com.
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. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in theS&P500 Index and traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.