Press Release

Qualcomm and BellSouth International Sign Agreement to Launch BREW™-Based Services in Nine Latin American Countries

Bellsouth's Operations in Colombia and Ecuador Will Be the First in the Region to Offer Downloadable Applications and Content Services Based on Qualcomm's BREW Solution

May 22, 2003SAN DIEGO

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

Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, and BellSouth International, a leading provider of wireless services in Latin America, today announced the signing of an agreement to launch downloadable wireless application services in nine BellSouth operating companies in Latin America.

The services, based on Qualcomm's BREW-solution, will enable more than 8.6 million subscribers of BellSouth's affiliates in Latin America to download useful and entertaining data applications wirelessly to their handsets. They will be able to choose from numerous categories of compelling wireless data applications such as games, business and navigation services, weather, news, chat and e-commerce.

BellSouth International's operations in Colombia and Ecuador will be the first to launch BREW-based products and services. The other BellSouth International operations that are currently planning to roll out service based on the BREW solution are Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Uruguay and Venezuela.

"The BREW solution is a perfect fit for BellSouth in Latin America as it will enable us to quickly and effectively provide value-added services that meet the evolving needs of our subscribers in that region," said Roberto Peon, Chief Marketing Officer, BellSouth Latin America. "Once again, we are delivering on our promise to provide leading-edge products and services to our customers in Latin America, which is a region that is always eager to embrace technological advancements, particularly in the area of communications."

"BellSouth International's decision to offer BREW-enabled products and services to its subscribers throughout Latin America validates the global appeal of the BREW solution and further expands the global virtual marketplace for BREW-based applications," said Peggy Johnson, president of Qualcomm Internet Services. "BellSouth International is demonstrating its commitment and leadership in the wireless industry by deploying a data solution that makes sense for the company, its subscribers, handset suppliers and the developer community."

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm Incorporated ( 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 the S&P 500 Index and is a 2003 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.

About BellSouth International

BellSouth International is a wholly-owned affiliate of BellSouth Corporation, a Fortune 100 communications services company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, serving more than 44 million customers in the United States and 14 other countries.

In the U.S., where it is consistently recognized for customer satisfaction, BellSouth provides a full array of broadband data solutions to large, medium and small businesses. In the residential market, BellSouth offers DSL high-speed Internet access, advanced voice features and other services. BellSouth also offers long distance service throughout its markets, serving both business and residential customers. The company's BellSouth AnswersSM package combines local and long distance service with an array of calling features; wireless data, voice and e-mail services; and high-speed DSL or dial-up Internet service. BellSouth also provides online and directory advertising services through BellSouth® RealPages.comSM and The Real Yellow Pages®. BellSouth owns 40 percent of Cingular Wireless, the nation's second largest wireless company, which provides innovative data and voice services.

In Latin America, BellSouth is a wireless communications leader with operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Safe Harbor Statement

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 solution 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, 2002, and most recent Form 10-Q.


Qualcomm is a registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. BREW is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

©2021 Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its affiliated companies.

References to "Qualcomm" may mean Qualcomm Incorporated, or subsidiaries or business units within the Qualcomm corporate structure, as applicable.

Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm's licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm's engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses. Qualcomm products referenced on this page are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

Materials that are as of a specific date, including but not limited to press releases, presentations, blog posts and webcasts, may have been superseded by subsequent events or disclosures.

Nothing in these materials is an offer to sell any of the components or devices referenced herein.