Qualcomm Wins India Spectrum

One 20MHz slot in the Delhi, Mumbai, Haryana and Kerala circles looks to be in the bag for Qualcomm

June 11, 2010

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MUMBAI -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq:QCOM - News), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, today announced that it is a provisional winner of BWA (Broadband Wireless Access) – unpaired spectrum in the 2.3 GHz band – in four telecom circles in India. Qualcomm was one of 11 bidders participating in the BWA auction and has provisionally won one, 20 MHz slot of spectrum in the circles ofDelhi, Mumbai, Haryana and Kerala. Qualcomm's final bid was INR 4912.54 Crore or approximately 1.045 Billion USD.

LTE is best suited to address the demand for high-bandwidth mobile broadband services in India's 2.3 GHz band and can seamlessly interwork with current and future 3G HSPA and EV-DO networks. Qualcomm offers the industry's first 3G/LTE multi-mode chipsets, which will enable a seamless mobile broadband experience for consumers while roaming within India or globally through the use of integrated multi-mode devices. Qualcomm will continue to play a central role in the LTE ecosystem with a focus on enabling the creation of devices and services best suited for the Indian market.

"Qualcomm innovations helped trigger the wireless revolution in India by making mobile communications affordable and accessible," said Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of Qualcomm. "Along with our ecosystem partners, we are now poised to accelerate the mobile broadband revolution with 3G HSPA, EV-DO and LTE to the benefit of all Indians."

Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM)

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