Press Release

Qualcomm Collaborates with Leading OEMs to Announce the Availability of Multi-mode LTE TDD Devices in India

Aug 30, 2011NEW DELHI

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Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), in collaboration with Huawei, ZTE, Quanta and BandRich, today announced the launch of LTE TDD multi-mode devices based on Qualcomm’s MDM9x00™ chipsets at Qualcomm’s signature event, IndiaOn 2011. This launch demonstrates the ecosystem’s readiness for deployment and commercialization of LTE TDD in concert with 3G to enable seamless mobile broadband experience for Indian consumers.

“Qualcomm is pleased to collaborate with Huawei, ZTE, Quanta and BandRich for the launch of LTE TDD multimode devices based on our MDM9x00 chipsets in India,” said Avneesh Agrawal, senior vice president of Qualcomm and president of Qualcomm India and South Asia. “The announcement of multi-mode LTE TDD devices today is a significant milestone for the commercialization and deployment of LTE in concert with 3G for Indian BWA operators.”

LTE’s interoperability with existing 3G HSPA and EV-DO networks enables operators to leverage investments in current infrastructure to offer seamless mobile broadband services through multi-mode devices. Offering the industry’s first 3G/LTE multi-mode chipsets, Qualcomm continues to play a central role in accelerating the commercialization of LTE TDD with its announcements of multiple generations of multi-mode chipsets, support of interoperability trials with operators and, now, enabling the launch of LTE TDD multi-mode devices based on our chipsets.

“We are pleased to collaborate with Qualcomm to announce the world’s first multi-mode LTE TDD Dongle E392 based on Qualcomm’s MDM9600, which is anticipated to be commercially available in the third quarter of 2011,” said Mr. Victor Shan, president of Huawei Devices India. “Based on our experience of working with operator partners and serving more than 55 percent of global and Indian consumers’ datacard needs, we believe that E392 offers a strong and unique proposition to Indian customers that enables seamless mobile broadband experience for services such as internet surfing, HD video downloading, 3D multi-media, navigation and gaming.”

“ZTE, a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and services, is a strategic collaborator with Qualcomm the LTE. Today we are pleased to announce that ZTE’s multimode LTE TDD dongles based on Qualcomm’s MDM9x00 chipset which is anticipated to be available in the fourth quarter of 2011,” said Cui Liangjun, chief executive officer of ZTE Telecom India Pvt. Ltd.

“As a leading IT company, Quanta is committed to support cloud computing on mobile networks,” Mr. Frank Jiang, vice president and general manager of Connectivity BU, Quanta Computer Inc. “By providing a complete line of LTE TDD terminal devices that includes USB dongles, CPE, smartphones and tablets based on Qualcomm’s MDM9x00 multimode chipsets, Quanta is working diligently to be the partner of choice for enabling seamless mobile broadband experience on 3G and LTE in India.”

“BandRich is excited to work with Qualcomm, mobile operators and network equipment vendors to bring 2.3GHz LTE TDD multi-mode devices to the India market before the end of 2011,” said Dr. Wen-Yi Kuo, chief executive officer of BandRich. “BandRich is proud to bring innovative products and worldwide deployment experiences to accelerate LTE TDD deployment by Indian operators.”

Qualcomm has played a key role in contributing to India’s wireless revolution by making mobile communication affordable and accessible and is now accelerating the growth of mobile broadband with 3G HSPA, EV-DO and LTE. In collaboration with its ecosystem participants, Qualcomm continues to play the role of a technology enabler and innovator, to ensure that the benefits of 3G, EV-DO and LTE touch the lives of every Indian.

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