Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, congratulates NTELOS Inc., a digital wireless PCS provider in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States, on its launch of downloadable wireless products and services based on Qualcomm's BREW solution. NTELOS' new BREW-based service enables its subscribers to access enhanced wireless data applications and services - such as e-mail, games, ringtones and other personal and business applications - and download them directly to their wireless devices.
"Qualcomm is pleased that NTELOS is taking advantage of the capabilities the BREW solution provides to offer compelling BREW-based services to more than a quarter million subscribers," said Bob Briggs, vice president of global business relations and operations for Qualcomm Internet Services. "With this launch, NTELOS is demonstrating its commitment to bringing the best in enhanced wireless services to its customers."
"We are constantly exploring new ways to enhance our subscriber's wireless experience and deliver them the services they demand, and Qualcomm's BREW solution has allowed us to do just that," said Rob Cale, vice president of marketing for NTELOS. "The BREW solution provides access to a rich variety of useful and fun applications and was an ideal choice for our deployment of wireless data services because of how quickly and easily we were able to commercialize these applications on our existing network."
Qualcomm's BREW solution 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 26 manufacturers have offered more than 135 BREW-enabled device models to consumers. NTELOS joins many successful operators that have deployed commercial BREW-based wireless data services, including Verizon Wireless, ALLTEL, Cellular One, MetroPCS, Midwest Wireless and U.S. Cellular in the United States, China Unicom, KDDI in Japan, KTF in South Korea, Hutch in Thailand, Telstra in Australia, VIVO in Brazil, BellSouth Chile, BellSouth Colombia, BellSouth Ecuador, BellSouth Guatemala, BellSouth Nicaragua, BellSouth Panama, BellSouth Perú, Telefónica Móviles in Peru, Movicom in Argentina, Telcel and Movilnet in Venezuela, Verizon Dominican Republic, Verizon Wireless Puerto Rico, Pelephone in Israel and Zapp in Romania. NTELOS Inc. (OTCBB:NTLOQ) is an integrated communications provider with headquarters in Waynesboro, Virginia. NTELOS provides products and services to customers in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina, including wireless digital PCS, dial-up Internet access, high-speed DSL (high-speed Internet access), and local and long distance telephone services. Detailed information about NTELOS is available online at www.ntelos.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 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 solution is adopted and 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 28, 2003, and most recent Form 10-Q.