Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, congratulates Centennial (Nasdaq: CYCL), a leading provider of wireless services in Puerto Rico, for its launch of wireless data services and applications based on Qualcomm's BREW solution. Centennial is now able to offer subscribers a variety of advanced content and services, including games, ringtones, business applications, productivity tools, location-based services, multimedia messaging and communication applications such as email and instant messaging. Centennial subscribers can browse, purchase and download these applications virtually anytime, anywhere over-the-air to their BREW handsets.
"Centennial's launch of BREW services in Puerto Rico is very exciting, and illustrates its initiative to provide customers with a tailored wireless experience, one that goes far beyond voice," said Bob Briggs, vice president of global business relations for Qualcomm Internet Services. "As Centennial continues to demonstrate its commitment to providing the ultimate customer experience, the BREW solution will enable the company to add additional value to its core services quickly and efficiently."
"The deployment of BREW services and applications enhances the services portfolio we provide to our wireless subscribers, by providing them with access to high-quality productivity, entertainment and communication applications," said Jose Rivera, products and development director for Centennial. "The BREW solution is proving to be the perfect solution for our wireless data needs and we expect our subscribers to be pleased with the new services and applications they will be able to access."
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 delivery system that enables the distribution 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 solution can make the wireless visions of innovative companies 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 1.1 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-bases 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 2005 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.