Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and mobile data solutions, announced today that it will host the first-ever MediaFLO™ Conference in Tokyo. The conference will provide the very latest information about Qualcomm's MediaFLO mobile broadcast solution.
The MediaFLO Conference 2007 will take place on Friday, June 8 at 14:00 at the Hotel Okura, Tokyo. Omar Javaid, vice president, business development, Qualcomm MediaFLO Technologies, will kick-off the conference by providing a MediaFLO global market status presentation. Next, Jim Coyer, staff product manager, Qualcomm MediaFLO Technologies, will speak about the future product capabilities of the MediaFLO System, and Dr. Kamil Grajski, president of the FLO Forum, an industry organization consisting of more than 78 companies worldwide, will provide an update on the organization's standardization efforts. Additionally, presentations will be given by Kazuhiko Masuda, president of MediaFLO Japan Planning Inc. and Masahiko Yabuki, president of Mobile Media Planning Corp., to share their perspectives on MediaFLO from a wireless operator's viewpoint.
“Qualcomm views Japan as a very strategic market for mobile TV and advanced video services, and we are very pleased to host this conference in Tokyo to share our vision of the mobile broadcast opportunity that MediaFLO can provide to our Japanese customers and partners,” said Peggy Johnson, president of Qualcomm Internet Services and MediaFLO Technologies. “We have witnessed tremendous momentum and interest in MediaFLO since Qualcomm first announced this new technology in 2004. Now, having launched MediaFLO commercially in the United States through Verizon Wireless and securing AT&T as our second customer, we look forward to seeing the deployment of MediaFLO worldwide.”
The MediaFLO System is an end-to-end solution that enables broadcasting of high-quality video, audio streams, Clipcasting™ media and IP datacasting to mobile handsets. The MediaFLO System is a manageable, scalable, subscription-based distribution system and an efficient over-the-air network solution that provides wireless operators a way to cost effectively deliver the high-quality audio and video content that their subscribers desire.
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 2007 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.