Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, and Global Wireless Technologies LLC (GWT), a designer and developer of wireless solutions for the cellular access point market, today announced that they have entered into a CDMA femtocell (including femtocell modules) license agreement. A femtocell is a small cellular access point, typically designed for use in a residential or small business environment. Under the terms of the royalty bearing agreement, Qualcomm has granted GlobalWireless a worldwide patent license to develop, manufacture and sell femtocells that implement a CDMA2000®, WCDMA and/or TD-SCDMA 3G standard, including multi-mode femtocells that implement any one or more of these 3G standards as well as a 4G (OFDMA) standard.
“Qualcomm is pleased to provide GWT with a license for the development, manufacture and sale of femtocells,” said Derek Aberle, executive vice president and president of Qualcomm Technology Licensing. “With the design and development of these femtocells, GlobalWireless will be providing an improved user experience for customers through better coverage for voice services and higher data transmission rates.”
“GlobalWireless is significantly enhancing the wireless experience for residential and enterprise users,” said Robert Kenas, executive vice president of product management, GWT. “With access to this femtocell license from Qualcomm, GlobalWireless' innovative architecture and unique reconfigurable and upgradeable platform will deliver to our customers the benefit of higher speeds and improved coverage in a 3G femtocell solution (that also may be multi-mode 3G and 4G) for their home or office.”
Global Wireless Technologies LLC (GlobalWireless) is a designer and developer of flexible and cost effective wireless solutions for the cellular access point market. GlobalWireless' high capacity, multi-standard residential and enterprise class cellular access point and integrated gateway solution extends network coverage for existing and planned cellular coverage for operators over both the current CDMA and UMTS networks and the future rollout of LTE. For more information, visit www.globalwirelesstech.com.
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) 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 100 Index, the S&P 500 Index and is a 2009 FORTUNE 500® company. For more information, please visit www.qualcomm.com.
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 CDMA components on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which CDMA 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 28, 2008, and most recent Form 10-Q.