Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Centennial, a leading provider of wireless services in Puerto Rico to offer downloadable wireless applications and services based on Qualcomm's BREW solution. The rollout of BREW-based services will enable Centennial subscribers to shop for and download a variety of wireless applications - from games, video and ringtones, to information, communication, business and productivity tools — directly on their BREW handsets.
“This agreement demonstrates Centennial's leadership in the wireless industry and commitment to providing the ultimate wireless experience to their subscribers,” said Bob Briggs, vice president of global business relations for Qualcomm Internet Services. “Qualcomm looks forward to working with Centennial to further promote the wireless data market in Puerto Rico.”
“We expect Qualcomm's BREW solution to help provide our wireless subscribers with access to high-quality productivity, entertainment and communication applications,” said Jose Rivera, products and development director for Centennial Puerto Rico. “BREW has proven to be the ideal solution for quickly and effectively bringing wireless data services to market, and Centennial is confident that the upcoming deployment of BREW applications will enhance the services portfolio we provide to our wireless subscribers. Understanding customer needs is part of our continued effort to provide a tailored customer experience.”
Qualcomm's BREW solution is designed to meet the distinct and varied needs of wireless operators, handset manufacturers, publishers, developers and end users around the world. BREW products and services include: an open, extensible client platform that supports robust system and application software including personalized and branded user interfaces for mass market devices; a J2EE™-based, modular distribution system that enables the delivery of content, applications and user interfaces to wireless devices across all air interfaces; a dedicated professional services team that supports the integration of customized implementations; and the wireless industry's first global marketplace to support the monetization of applications and services developed in all programming languages. The BREW ecosystem can make your wireless vision a reality.
Centennial Communications (NASDAQ:CYCL), based in Wall, NJ, is a leading provider of regional wireless and integrated communications services in the United States and the Caribbean with over one million wireless subscribers. The U.S. business owns and operates wireless networks in the Midwest and Southeast covering parts of six states. Centennial's Caribbean business owns and operates wireless networks in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the U.S. Virgin Islands and provides facilities-based integrated voice, data and Internet solutions. Welsh, Carson Anderson & Stowe and an affiliate of the Blackstone Group are controlling shareholders of Centennial. For more information regarding Centennial, please visit our websites http://www.centennialwireless.com/, http://www.centennialpr.com/ and http://www.centennialrd.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 2004 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.