Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the successful completion of WCDMA interoperability testing (IOT) on NTT DoCoMo's 3GPP WCDMA-compliant FOMA network. The IOT began in June 2004 using Qualcomm's Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) MSM6250™ chipset and software solution. The successful testing included extensive network performance, standby-time and talk-time evaluations.
In addition to the existing interoperability of Qualcomm's solutions with global WCDMA networks, the successful conclusion of IOT with DoCoMo ensures that the software for the MSM6250 chipset and all future Qualcomm WCDMA chipsets will also be fully compatible with the FOMA network.
“Qualcomm's solution will allow global mobile users to roam onto our FOMA network and take advantage of the advanced services we offer. We are sure this will lead to the rapid expansion of WCDMA globally,” said Dr. Kazuhiko Kushima, vice president of Global Network Development Department for NTT DoCoMo. “We also expect that the global expansion of Qualcomm's product will enable us to create cost effective handsets which have integrated advanced multimedia and higher data rate capabilities, while reducing development costs and time-to-market.”
“The Qualcomm engineering team has once again shown their commitment to supporting our customers with the most tested solution in the industry by passing the DoCoMo IOT,” said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of marketing and product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “We are looking forward to seeing commercial products from NTT DoCoMo, which will use our MSM6250 chipset solution. NTT DoCoMo is known to have one of the most rigorous testing procedures in the industry. With this IOT success, we are committed to providing support for NTT DoCoMo as well as all other global network operators with our chipset solutions.”
About NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company, serving more than 50 million customers. The company offers a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-mode™ which provides email and Internet access to over 43 million subscribers as the world's most popular mobile Internet service, and FOMA, launched in 2001 as the world's first 3G mobile service based on WCDMA. In addition to wholly owned subsidiaries in Europe and North America, the company is expanding its global reach through strategic alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in Asia-Pacific and Europe. NTT DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM), and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit http://www.nttdocomo.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.
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 26, 2004, and most recent Form 10-Q.