Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced the finalists for the third annual 3G A-List Awards, which recognize innovative and successful commercially deployed enterprise wireless data solutions based on third-generation (3G) CDMA standards. After receiving a host of innovative nominations from a wide range of companies, public agencies and non-profit organizations, 19 finalists were selected. Qualcomm will unveil the winning solutions in each category during a private reception in San Francisco on Sept. 27, 2005 during CTIA Wireless I.T. ® & Entertainment 2005.
Hosted by Qualcomm, the 3G A-List Awards program honors outstanding wireless implementations that demonstrate creativity and innovation, overall business impact and how the winning company or organization exceeded business objectives by introducing higher return on investment (ROI), lower operating expenses or increased user satisfaction.
The 2005 3G A-List Awards finalists in each category are:
Small Company (companies with less than 100 employees):
- Premier Coastal Development
- Prime Time International
Medium Company (companies with 101 to 5,000 employees):
- Great Plains Locating Service
- Liquid Investments
- Synovus Financial
Large Company (companies with more than 5,000 employees):
- Time Warner Cable
Government or Public Agency:
- University of Utah, Department of Anesthesiology
- United States Department of Treasury - Comptroller of Currency
- United States Air Force - Hill Air Force Base
- CareFirst (BlueCross and BlueShield)
- Visiting Nurse Association of North New Jersey
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Implementation:
- Franchise Services
- New York City Office of Emergency Management
- Urban Display Network LLC
Technical or Business Innovation:
"The 3G A-List Awards allows us to showcase the creativity, hard work and incredible innovation demonstrated by companies in a variety of industries, including financial services, healthcare, travel, technology, public safety and other service industries," said Kristin Taylor, director of enterprise business development for Qualcomm. "These finalists stood out among the competition for their innovative 3G mobility solutions, which have enhanced the way their workforces conduct business by improving productivity and increasing efficiencies."
The annual 3G A-List Awards, formerly the 3G cdmA-List Awards, were created to honor mobility at work. Last year, Qualcomm awarded eight companies for their successful deployment of 3G CDMA-based mobile enterprise solutions. More information about the 2004 3G cdmA-List Awards honorees and their innovative solutions can be found at: http://www.3galist.com/winners.html. Award inquiries can be directed by email to email@example.com or by phone to the awards hotline at (888) 888-8101.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. 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.