SAN DIEGO -- April 2, 2003 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, congratulates Centennial Dominicana, the pioneer telecommunications provider in the Dominican Republic, on its commercial launch of third-generation (3G) CDMA2000 1X services. Centennial Dominicana commenced its 3G services at a launch ceremony held last week in Santo Domingo.
"Centennial Dominicana's deployment of CDMA2000 1X places them in a strategic position within the telecommunications industry in the Dominican Republic," said Jeff Jacobs, president of global development for Qualcomm. "They are now the only operator in that region to be able to offer exciting and high-quality 3G services and products to their consumers."
"We are strongly committed to providing our customers with the latest technology available in the world, including the most advanced communications services to exceed our customers' personal or business needs," said Raul Salvado, president of Centennial Dominicana. "CDMA2000 1X allows us to provide higher data rates, more powerful capabilities and attractive devices and applications to all our customers."
Since the introduction of CDMA2000 1X in October 2000, there have been 40 commercial 3G operator launches in 22 countries worldwide. Qualcomm supports CDMA2000 1X with chipsets and system software that offer a variety of advanced features, including multimedia and position location technologies. For further information on 3G, please visit www.3gtoday.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 is a 2003 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 CDMA components on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which CDMA 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 30, 2002, and most recent Form 10-Q.