Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and mobile data solutions, and KTF, a leading wireless service operator in South Korea, today announced that the first commercially available Wireless Internet Platform for Interoperability (WIPI) on BREW® handsets will be made available in late June to KTF subscribers from LG Electronics. The launch of KTF's first WIPI on BREW handsets, WIPI 2.0.B, will mark an important step for the operator as it deploys its BREW-powered “magic n' Show Downloadpack wireless data service.” The service, offered over its new WCDMA (HSDPA) network, works to provide subscribers with some of the most comprehensive and compelling wireless data services available in the Korean market, including downloadable applications, games and ringtones.
“KTF subscribers have come to expect a level of quality and innovation from our 'magic n' Show Downloadpack service,' and Qualcomm's BREW solution has played a significant role in setting that high standard,” said Dong Won Lee, vice president for KTF. “We are pleased that KTF will continue to be able to take advantage of BREW applications through the commercial deployment of WIPI on BREW handsets.”
“The adoption of WIPI on BREW phones by KTF and its partners in the Korean wireless community is an exciting testament to what is possible with mobile data services,” said Arvin Chander, vice president of global carrier relations, Qualcomm Internet Services. “Qualcomm is thrilled to continue supporting the Korean market's growth, its innovation in offering WIPI on BREW, and the deployment of KTF's 'magic n' Show Downloadpack service' on WCDMA. In addition, this launch opens new opportunities for BREW publishers and developers from around the world to export their applications to the Korean market.”
BREW solutions change the way people relate to wireless data services. By enabling the discovery and delivery of high-value content, BREW creates opportunities for the wireless industry to enhance consumers' mobile data experience. Qualcomm's comprehensive and targeted BREW Signature Solutions offer reduced time to market and lower capital investment for companies providing mobile products and services. Customers also can benefit from several modular BREW offerings, including uiOne™, deliveryOne™ and QPoint™, which provide the foundation for customer-differentiated wireless data capabilities.
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 2007 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.