Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Asia Pacific Broadband Wireless Communication (APBW), Taiwan's first third-generation (3G) broadband wireless service provider, to commercially launch its wireless data service based on Qualcomm's BREW® solution. The deployment of BREW services over APBW's CDMA2000® 1X wireless network will provide APBW subscribers access to the most cutting-edge and compelling applications available including ringtones, games, productivity applications and information services.
"Since Qualcomm began collaborating with APBW in July 2003 on the creation of Taiwan's first 3G wireless network, both companies have remained committed to furthering the progression of this dynamically changing wireless market," said Bob Briggs, vice president of global business relations and operations for Qualcomm Internet Services. "Not only will APBW subscribers have access to a high-speed wireless network in Taiwan with advanced voice capabilities but they will be able to download the latest in wireless content - further enhancing their wireless experience."
"APBW views the deployment of downloadable BREW applications and services as an exciting next step in the progression of the Taiwanese 3G telecommunications market," said Dr. James Jeng, CEO of product development & marketing sales group for APBW. "APBW is proud to be a part of the continuing expansion of 3G services in Taiwan - both providing wireless subscribers with exciting new voice and data capabilities and enabling the Taiwanese wireless community of publishers and developers to create innovative applications for our new BREW service offering."
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.
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.