Qualcomm Announces Gobi Solution Now Certified by T-Mobile International
Notebook Computers with Embedded Global Mobile Internet Solution Cleared for Activation on T-Mobile’s Networks
LAS VEGAS . — Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and data solutions, today announced the Company’s Gobi™ global mobile Internet solution has been certified by T-Mobile International. With the certification, notebook computers that feature the Gobi solution to deliver GPS functionality and cellular broadband connectivity on HSPA networks will be ready for final certification on T-Mobile International’s networks. The Gobi solution frees notebook users to connect via leading 3G networks virtually anywhere, delivering global access to the Internet with increased flexibility and performance.
“T-Mobile International is pleased to be among the first carriers to certify the Gobi module,” said Vish Sowani, vice president of sales and strategic alliances, T-Mobile International. “Gobi’s flexibility addresses many of the concerns that enterprises have had about adopting built in 3G WWAN and will enable the wireless data market for notebooks to grow even faster going forward.”
“Qualcomm’s Gobi technology has raised the bar for connectivity, enabling a new level of efficiency and a next-generation connected user experience for notebook users around the world,” said Greg Raleigh, vice president of product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “We are pleased that we have reached this milestone with T-Mobile International and look forward to our close cooperation with them.”
Qualcomm’s Gobi solution enables notebook manufacturers to ship Gobi-equipped notebooks in all global distribution channels, and delivers industry-leading roaming capabilities across worldwide networks. The Company’s streamlined notebook certification and integration program is designed to expedite the certification process for operators around the world.
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