Press Release

Qualcomm Successfully Demonstrates Mobile Broadband using FLASH-OFDM at the Wireless Broadband East Africa Conference

Dec 5, 2006NAIROBI, Kenya

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Qualcomm Incorporated, a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced that it showcased the FLASH-OFDM® wireless broadband system at the Wireless Broadband East Africa 2006 conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Qualcomm Flarion Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, is the architect of FLASH-OFDM, the all-IP OFDMA technology currently in commercial service in Europe.

“FLASH-OFDM is a field-proven technology that meets the particular needs of wireless Internet users,” said Ed Knapp, senior vice president of marketing for Qualcomm Flarion Technologies. “The wireless access system enables network operators to provide high-capacity broadband data and VoIP services to mobile and stationary users. The maximum data rate of 5.3 Mbps guarantees that even data-intensive applications, such as on-demand video streaming, can be received in excellent quality. The low latency ensures a speed to match that of wireline broadband connections for Internet browsing and large file transfers.”

FLASH-OFDM performance and specification highlights include:

  • Average sector throughputs in the 1.25 MHz channels are 1.5 Mbps with peak downlink data rates of 5.3 Mbps
  • Bandwidth: 1.25 MHz FDD spectrum
  • Average peak uplink data rates of 1.8 Mbps
  • Field-proven low-latency rates of 35 milliseconds.
  • Mobility: Seamless handoff with 'make before break'
  • Data Protocol: native IP, no tunneling or modifications required

Qualcomm Incorporated ( 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 2006 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 Company's ability to successfully design and have manufactured significant quantities of components on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which FLASH-OFDM is 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 24, 2006, and most recent Form 10-Q.

Qualcomm and FLASH-OFDM are registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.