Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, congratulates Verizon Wireless on expanding its CDMA2000 1xEV-DO wireless data service to 11 new cities and 20 new airports across the United States. The third-generation (3G), high-speed data network, marketed under the name BroadbandAccess, offers business and individual subscribers the fastest commercially available wide-area wireless Internet access service in the U.S., enabling subscribers to stay connected and productive wherever work takes them.
The CDMA2000 1xEV-DO-powered service, which offers typical data transmission speeds comparable to home or office broadband connections, is now available to subscribers in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Milwaukee, New York, Philadelphia, Tampa and West Palm Beach. Airports offering CDMA2000 1xEV-DO service
now include Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Atlanta); Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (Austin, TX); Baltimore-Washington International Airport (Baltimore); Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (Dallas/Fort Worth); Love Field Airport (Dallas); George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston); William P. Hobby Airport (Houston); Jacksonville International Airport (Jacksonville, FL); Kansas City International Airport (Kansas City, MO); Los Angeles International Airport (Los Angeles); Miami International Airport (Miami); General Mitchell International Airport (Milwaukee); Louis Armstrong International Airport (New Orleans); Newark Liberty International Airport (Newark, NJ); Orlando International Airport (Orlando, FL); Philadelphia International Airport (Philadelphia); Sky Harbor International Airport (Phoenix); John Wayne-Orange County Airport (Santa Ana, CA); Tampa International Airport (Tampa, FL) and Palm Beach International Airport (West Palm Beach, FL). Existing BroadbandAccess is also available in Washington, D.C., San Diego, and Las Vegas.
“Verizon Wireless’ progressive rollout of BroadbandAccess validates EV-DO as the technology for high-speed data service and marks a significant milestone in fulfilling the true promise of 3G to wireless subscribers,” said Jeff Jacobs, president of global development, Qualcomm. “Qualcomm congratulates Verizon Wireless on this latest deployment and looks forward to working together in delivering businesses a superior wireless voice and data experience.”
“EV-DO technology has been a valuable point of differentiation between BroadbandAccess and other carriers’ competing solutions, and a key factor in our service’s success,” said Dick Lynch, executive vice president and chief technical officer for Verizon Wireless. “Our current customers have found BroadbandAccess easy to set up, easy to use and, most importantly, a
critical tool for staying connected and productive wherever they are working. We’re very excited to extend the availability of EV-DO-powered BroadbandAccess to customers in these new areas.”
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO is a data-optimized evolution of CDMA2000 that provides multi-megabit peak rates and average rates of hundreds of kilobits per second at a lower cost per bit than any other 3G technology available today, an increasingly important factor as wireless services become richer in content. Qualcomm supports CDMA2000 1xEV-DO with a broad range of chipsets and system software solutions, such as the MSM5500™, MSM6500™, MSM6550™, MSM6800™ and MSM7500™. These highly integrated chipsets enable a variety of wireless devices, including wireless handsets, camera phones, PDAs and PC cards for use in laptop and handheld computers, and an array of applications meeting the needs of businesses and consumers.
Qualcomm’s CDMA2000 1xEV-DO solutions harness the true value of high data networks by supporting the advanced feature set of Qualcomm’s Launchpad™ suite of technologies, encompassing advanced multimedia, connectivity, position location, user interface and removable storage capabilities. For more examples of CDMA2000 1xEV-DO products, visit www.3gtoday.com/devices/DevicesByTechnology.html.
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO is compatible with cdmaOne™ and CDMA2000® and enables operators to obtain higher capacities and superior performance by optimizing for packet data services. In addition to the United States, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO networks have been commercially deployed in South Korea, Japan and 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 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 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 28, 2003, and most recent Form 10-Q.