SAN DIEGO -- November 6, 2003 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, and Huawei Technologies, a leading Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer, today announced the successful demonstration of a CDMA2000 1xEV-DO 450MHz end-to-end solution, at ITU Telecom World 2003 in Geneva, by using a CDMA handset and trial system equipment provided by Huawei. The peak data rate of 2.4 Mbps for CDMA2000 1xEV-DO was achieved during this demonstration.
"Huawei recognizes the value of CDMA2000 1X at 450MHz as a very economical and rapidly deployable solution for providing wireless telecommunications services," said Xu Zhijun, president for wireless division of Huawei Technologies. "As a technology leader, Huawei expects to see more commercial deployment of CDMA2000 1X at 450MHz in the worldwide market powered by Huawei equipment and technology from Qualcomm."
"Qualcomm is pleased by the successful trial that was jointly performed by Qualcomm and Huawei," said Jing Wang, senior vice president and chairman of Qualcomm China. "We look forward to working with Huawei on their efforts to support CDMA2000 1X in the 450MHz band."
CDMA2000 1X 450MHz system equipment produced by Huawei has been deployed by different carriers in various countries. As a technology innovator, Qualcomm provides solutions that support the deployment of CDMA2000 1X at 450MHz.
Established in 1988, Huawei Technologies is a leading telecommunications equipment company in China which specializes in research and development, production and marketing of communications equipment, providing customized network solutions for telecom carriers in optical, fixed, mobile and data communications networks. Huawei's customers include China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, China Netcom as well as Thai AIS, South Korea Telecom, SingTel, Hutchison Global Crossing, PCCW and Telemar in Brazil.
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.
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.