Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading provider of business-to-business wireless enterprise applications and services, and Wandering WiFi, a leading provider of wireless infrastructure solutions, today announced an alliance to deliver a new Wi-Fi service, called Premium Wi-Fi Service, on Qualcomm's Mobile Computing Platform 200 Series (MCP200). Premium Wi-Fi Service will use Wandering WiFi's network to provide access to more than 700 Wi-Fi hotspots at truck stops across the United States.
Access to Premium Wi-Fi Service at leading truck stop locations throughout the county creates more opportunities for drivers to take advantage of the productivity-enhancing services of Qualcomm's MCP200. The platform now allows carriers to give drivers access via the Internet to relevant back-office information in a more cost-effective and efficient manner.
With Qualcomm's Premium Wi-Fi Service, carriers using MCP200 can provide their drivers with unlimited access to Qualcomm's In-cab Scanning service over the Wi-Fi network without incurring additional per-page charges. Carriers have the option of using either their own private Wi-Fi networks or Premium Wi-Fi Service to access Wi-Fi hotspots.
“Enabling drivers to be connected at more locations is critical to our customers and their drivers because it not only improves productivity, but also gives drivers access to a range of information via the Internet,” said Norm Ellis, vice president of transportation and logistics sales and services, Qualcomm Enterprise Services. “Our alliance with Wandering WiFi to deliver Qualcomm's Premium Wi-Fi Service provides additional business value to our MCP200 customers, as it allows drivers to use their truck cab as a mobile operations center.”
“We are proud to collaborate with Qualcomm to provide their customers with access to the largest, most convenient Wi-Fi network in the transportation industry,” said John Marshall, president and CEO of Wandering WiFi. “Our Wi-Fi hotspots offer drivers consistent, reliable access to the tools they need when and where they need them.”
The MCP200 delivers an expanded set of award-winning Qualcomm Transportation Services, including in-cab video training, Internet access, and multi-mode capability. The MCP200 Series enables fleets to effectively transform their cabs into mobile operations centers. Business-critical activities previously confined to a corporate office, field service center or driver kiosk can now be completed conveniently and efficiently inside the cab. With the enhanced availability of company information and client-specific instructions, drivers can make more productive use of non-driving downtime, be more self-sufficient and improve customer service.
Founded by proven experts in wireless technology, Wandering WiFi is a leading provider of turnkey Wi-Fi hotspot solutions. With proven in-house technical support via instant VPN access and 24/7/365 system monitoring, Wandering WiFi's hotspot solutions are available in amenity, fee-based and hybrid models. Wandering WiFi provides businesses with customized branding, usage controls, bandwidth management, content filtering and reduced legal liability by forcing acceptance of terms and conditions.
Last year alone, Wandering WiFi's 600 customers in the distribution/logistics, field service, government, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and retail industries operated more than 6,000 locations equipped with 25,000 access points and collectively established more than 20 million individual Internet sessions. For more information, please visit www.wanderingwifi.com.
Since 1988, Qualcomm Enterprise Services has provided integrated wireless systems and services to transportation and logistics companies around the world. With more than 1.3 million mobile units shipped to businesses in 39 countries on four continents, Qualcomm Enterprise Services delivers the business insight these companies need in order to operate at peak performance and provide superior customer service. Backed by a global, 24x7, world-class technology infrastructure, customer care and professional services, QES is positioned to meet and exceed the increasingly complex and business-critical needs of its more than 2,500 clients.
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.