QUALCOMM and TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. Announce Agreement for BREW Locate Signature Solution
- Agreement Enables BREW Locate Signature Solution Customers to Effectively Deploy and Manage Revenue-Generating, Location-Based Services -
SAN DIEGO and ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and mobile data solutions, and TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSYS) (TCS), a global leader in mission critical wireless data communications, today announced they have entered into a non-exclusive definitive agreement for QUALCOMM's BREW(R) Locate Signature Solution. Under the agreement, QUALCOMM will have the ability to offer to WCDMA (UMTS) operators a location service solution that makes use of TCS' hosted Xypoint(R) Secure User Plane for Location (SUPL) Server. The solution supports the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) SUPL 1.0 standard and serves as a position location server for assisted-GPS (A-GPS) devices. This will allow operators to quickly deploy new location-based services such as navigation, traffic, social networking applications and buddy-finder service applications, which can leverage the accuracy and time to fix advantages of A-GPS technology. First announced in December 2006, the BREW Locate Signature Solution will allow operators to realize the potential that location-based services can provide to their wireless end users around the world, while limiting the upfront capital expenditures normally associated with launching premium services.
QUALCOMM's BREW Locate Signature Solution includes (i) a compelling catalog of location-based applications from leading global publishers and developers; (ii) a hosted content delivery service for such applications through the deliveryOne(TM) offering, which enables quick time to market on mass market devices; and (iii) access to TCS' Xypoint Location Service, a hosted location service offering. The combination of QUALCOMM's advanced location-based offerings and availability of TCS' hosted location service offering presents operators with the opportunity to offer scaleable, accurate location services to their users.
"By working with TCS, a recognized industry leader in the location-based services field, QUALCOMM believes it can accelerate adoption of wireless location-based services, a technology with tremendous opportunity for mobile content," said Mitch Oliver, vice president, solutions and marketing for QUALCOMM Internet Services. "QUALCOMM is constantly looking for ways to help empower the wireless community of operators, handset manufacturers, publishers and developers with technology solutions. The BREW Locate Signature Solution achieves this by enabling operators to make advanced location services available with the accuracy and reliability expected from wireless subscribers."
"By making the BREW Locate Signature Solution available to operators, QUALCOMM is providing a streamlined track for operators to launch and begin offering advanced location-based services to their users," said Drew Morin, chief technology officer for TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. "The services TCS provides for the BREW Locate Signature Solution include access to a TCS-hosted, A-GPS location server platform, which incorporates QUALCOMM's QPoint location server software into an OMA SUPL 1.0 compliant solution, thus making potential deployment of advanced location services easier for operators around the world."
BREW(R) 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(TM), deliveryOne(TM) and QPoint(TM), which provide the foundation for customer-differentiated wireless data capabilities. QPoint is QUALCOMM's location-based services server software and set of accompanying tools and services to enable mobile network operators to deploy high performance, compelling location services on CDMA2000(R) and WCDMA (UMTS) networks. QUALCOMM works with system integrators to offer QPoint to operators and hosted providers.
The Xypoint Location Service provides a rapid time-to-market entry for operators interested in deploying location-based services with minimal capital investment. The hosted service can provide precise or coarse location fixes, appropriate to the need, and a broad range of location-based applications can be included. TCS' proven, award-winning Xypoint Location Platform serves as the core of this hosted location service, and the environment interoperates with GSM, UMTS, CDMA and WCDMA protocols. Another component of the service, TCS' Xypoint Reference Network, supplies assistance data used to rapidly secure precise location fixes.
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(R) company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market(R) under the ticker symbol QCOM.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the extent and speed to which the BREW Locate Signature Solution is deployed and adopted, change in economic conditions of the various markets QUALCOMM serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in QUALCOMM's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 24, 2006, and most recent Form 10-Q.
QUALCOMM and BREW are registered trademarks of QUALCOMM Incorporated. uiOne, deliveryOne and QPoint are trademarks of QUALCOMM Incorporated. CDMA2000 is a registered trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA USA). All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and are based upon TCS' current expectations and assumptions including the extent to which the Xypoint platform, reference network, and applications are purchased or subscribed to by users, that if incorrect would cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Risks include without limitation those risk factors detailed from time to time in TCS' SEC reports, including the reports on Forms 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, and 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2007.
Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. TCS undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise.
QUALCOMM Contacts: Chris Grandis, QUALCOMM Internet Services Phone: 1-858-845-2453 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Kristin Atkins, Corporate Communications Phone: 1-858-845-5959 Email: email@example.com John Gilbert, Investor Relations Phone: 1-858-658-4813 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. Contacts: Rita Thompson Phone: 1-410-295-1865 Email: email@example.com Welz & Weisel Communications (agency for TCS) Phone: 1-703-218-3555 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Released May 16, 2007