Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, congratulates Hutchison CAT MultiMedia Limited, the marketing service provider of the latest CDMA2000 1X technology in Thailand under the brandname "Hutch," on the launch of enhanced wireless data services based on Qualcomm's BREW system to its subscribers in Thailand.
BREW-enabled services will supplement Hutch's popular high-speed wireless multimedia offering, allowing its subscribers to download games, ring tones, and other personal and business applications wirelessly to their mobile devices. Hutch's existing CDMA2000 1X wireless high speed multimedia technology is able to offer individual customers as well as enterprises high-speed wireless data access, compelling wireless applications, mobile multimedia and a wide variety of feature-rich BREW-enabled devices.
"Qualcomm is pleased to work with Hutch in bringing BREW-based services to Thailand," said Peggy Johnson, president of Qualcomm Internet Services. "This launch demonstrates Hutch's commitment to provide its customers with a robust selection of content and applications that are sure to be a big hit among subscribers eager to experience all that high speed multimedia services can offer."
"Hutch has delivered new and innovative services to meet the needs of our customers. Now with the help of the BREW system, we have a complete and powerful wireless data offering," said Stephen Sun, president and CEO of Hutchison CAT Wireless MultiMedia Ltd. "Our new BREW-based HutchPlay service enables users to customize their mobile devices with the content they want and need to be productive or simply have fun with their phone."
Qualcomm's BREW system provides products and services that connect the mobile marketplace value chain, which includes application developers, publishers, content providers, device manufacturers, operators and consumers.
Publishers and developers worldwide are generating revenue from BREW-based applications and content and 19 manufacturers have offered more than 90 BREW-enabled device models to consumers. Hutch joins many very successful operators around the world that have deployed commercial BREW-based wireless data services, including Verizon Wireless, ALLTEL, Cellular One, Midwest Wireless and U.S. Cellular in the United States, China Unicom, KDDI in Japan, KTF in South Korea, Telstra in Australia, VIVO in Brazil, BellSouth International in Colombia and BellSouth International in Panama.
Hutchison CAT Wireless MultiMedia Co., Ltd. is a joint venture between the CAT Telecom Public Company Limited and Hutchison Wireless MultiMedia Holdings Limited. The company holds a contract to provide marketing services for digital CDMA mobile telephone services in 25 provinces in Thailand. The services include voice and advanced data applications with an emphasis on leading edge, state-of-the-art services and products.
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 the S&P 500 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 extent and speed to which the BREW platform 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 28, 2003, and most recent Form 10-Q.