Agreement Marks Second BREW Operator in Europe; Enables Downloading of High Performance Applications, Content and User Interfaces to NMT CustomersSAN DIEGO
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced an agreement with Nordisk Mobiltelefon AS, a CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO wireless service operator focusing on the rural Nordic market for voice and data services, to deploy BREW products and services over its CDMA450 network in Sweden and Norway. The rollout of BREW wireless applications in both countries will enable NMT subscribers to download the most up-to-the-minute, compelling mobile content available in various application categories that target both enterprise and consumer users.
"This announcement builds on the momentum that the BREW solution is experiencing in Europe and marks a significant step for the region in having the most optimized wireless data offerings available," said Bob Briggs, vice president of global business relations and operations for Qualcomm Internet Services. "Qualcomm looks forward to supporting NMT as they are committed to delivering advanced wireless services and truly recognize the inherent value and technical capabilities that the BREW solution can provide its wireless subscribers."
"NMT is committed to providing advanced 3G technology solutions with the most up-to-date mobile applications and content available to its customers. Our CDMA450 network combined with the BREW solution provides an excellent platform for the development and distribution of new services to our professional and consumer users," said Johan Lodenius, chief of end-user devices and applications, Nordisk Mobiltelefon. "It is very important for us that any local developer or enterprise can provide specialized application and content solutions in an open environment. Our end-users will then have access to a large library of BREW applications that have been created by developers worldwide."
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 systems 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.
Nordisk Mobiltelefon AS (NMT) is a Nordic region wireless service operator, currently holding licenses in the 450MHz band in Norway and Sweden. NMT is providing voice and data services using 1xEV-DO technology and is focused on professional and consumer segments in the rural regions.
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.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the extent and speed to which CDMA and the BREW solution are adopted and 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.
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September 19, 2005September 19, 2005