Qualcomm and GlobalWireless Sign 3G Femtocell License Agreement
SAN DIEGO . — 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.”
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