Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and data solutions, today announced its executive membership in the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA).
The GSA is a forum representing the leading GSM/3G suppliers, dedicated to the promotion and deployment of GSM and WCDMA wireless technologies worldwide. “Qualcomm is committed to the GSA's cause of developing and nurturing the technologies of tomorrow and, in turn, creating a framework for innovation that benefits the consumer in helping to foster competition and development for the industry,” said Andrew Gilbert, president, Qualcomm Europe.
Alan Hadden, president, GSA, said, “Qualcomm's vision of enabling choice through rendering consistent innovation within the European wireless marketplace plays perfectly into what the GSA set out to achieve in the pursuit of implementing the next wave of wireless technologies.”
GSA's aim of facilitating dialogue between member companies and network operators for information sharing, business development opportunities and access to the global market sits well with Qualcomm's dedication to facilitating the evolution of next-generation wireless technologies in Europe.
“As the GSA brings together those companies committed to the growth of next-generation wireless technologies, it is an ideal platform for Qualcomm to build stronger relations with leading mobile players with similar goals,” Andrew Gilbert added.
While the GSA has traditionally focused on GSM, EDGE and WCDMA evolution, Qualcomm identifies with a growing group of members committed to advancing the next generation of wireless technologies, such as UMB, LTE, HSPA and HSPA+.
Qualcomm's executive membership in the GSA is in addition to other recent wireless forum partnerships in Europe, which include Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN), the GSM Association and ETSI board membership.
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.