Press Release

Qualcomm Congratulates Cancom Tracking on its 15th Anniversary Milestone

Distribution Partner Celebrates Continued Success with the OmniTRACS Mobile Satellite Solution

Apr 12, 2005SAN DIEGO

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Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), the leading provider of wireless data solutions, congratulates Cancom Tracking on the company’s 15th anniversary milestone. Qualcomm partnered with Mississauga -based Cancom in 1990 to provide Canadian trucking fleets with access to its OmniTRACS® mobile satellite solution.

“We applaud Cancom on reaching this momentous anniversary milestone,” said Chris Wolfe, president of Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions. “Cancom has been a valued partner since the early years of the OmniTRACS mobile communications system and continues to be instrumental in providing leadership on how our solutions are embraced throughout North America today.”

Cancom provides tracking and messaging for the Canadian trucking industry with more than 32,000 units in use by more than 500 diverse companies having anywhere from 1 to 1,000 trucks. In addition, Cancom independently owns and operates a duplicate network operations center based in Canada with wide-area satellite coverage from Mexico to Alaska.

“The OmniTRACS solution has evolved tremendously in the past 15 years to meet the needs of our customers,” said Mike Ham, vice president of Cancom Tracking. “Due to Qualcomm’s highly advanced solutions, Cancom is able to constantly provide new solutions to our customers, such as automated arrival and departure times and hours of service. Cancom is looking forward to the next 15 years, and we are pleased to celebrate our ongoing relationship with Qualcomm.”

The OmniTRACS solution provides wireless communication and satellite positioning tools to better manage delivery and service vehicles and equipment. Utilizing a nationwide two-way satellite wireless link, fleets can rapidly locate and contact vehicles at any time regardless of their location. The OmniTRACS mobile communications solution improves productivity, reduces operating costs, enhances customer service and increases vehicle, equipment and cargo security.

Cancom Tracking, a Shaw Communications company (TSX - SJR.B, NYSE – SJR), provides tracking, two-way messaging and integrated transportation and logistics solutions to the trucking industry. For 15 years, Cancom Tracking customers have been increasing revenues, enhancing security, saving lives and improving productivity with the OmniTRACS mobile communications system. Cancom’s products and services provide significant competitive advantages to transportation companies requiring ongoing fleet coordination. Additional information about Cancom Tracking is available at

Qualcomm has helped the transportation industry become more efficient since 1988 when the introduction of the OmniTRACS mobile communications solution provided transportation companies with an innovative and effective way of managing logistics. Today Qualcomm is the industry’s global leader in providing high-value wireless data solutions with Network Operations Centers that process more than nine million transactions each day. Qualcomm has shipped more than 567,000 Qualcomm mobile systems to businesses in 39 countries on four continents.

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