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QUALCOMM Announces New Network Optimization Tool

 

QUALCOMM's Retriever Pilot Scanner Released

SAN DIEGO December 08, 1998  - QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced that a new network optimization tool for field test engineers is now available. The Retriever™ pilot scanner/test phone provides technicians with portable, wireless over-the-air testing of network and handset performance over CDMA digital cellular and PCS networks.

"This product offers carriers unique capabilities for testing their networks," said Tia Cassett, senior business manager of test equipment for QUALCOMM Consumer Products. "The retriever pilot scanner, with its real-time network analysis capabilities, provides unprecedented functionality in a single, inexpensive package that offers maximum flexibility and portability."

The Retriever pilot scanner, available in 800-MHz and 1900-MHz versions, provides three network optimization functions for carriers. As a scanner, it can check all 512 PNs (cell sector numbers) in less than two seconds, then provide programmable on-screen views of PNs, Ec/Io (signal clarity), and neighbor-list violations. As a test phone, the Retriever pilot scanner allows test engineers to change over-the-air parameters in the phone without disturbing the network. Finally, as a standard, dual-mode digital wireless handset, it allows field engineers to stay in touch with their home offices and other field personnel.

QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. The Company's major business areas include CDMA digital phones; Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs); wireless infrastructure; technology licensing; and satellite-based systems including OmniTRACS® and portions of the Globalstar™ system. QUALCOMM is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. QUALCOMM's fiscal 1998 revenues exceeded U.S. $3 billion. For more information, please visit the Company's web site at http://www.qualcomm.com.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including timely product development, the Company's ability to successfully manufacture significant quantities of CDMA or other equipment on a timely and profitable basis, and those related to performance guarantees, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 27, 1998, and most recent Form 10-Q.

 

Qualcomm  Contact
Christine Trimble
Corporate Public Relations
(619) 651-3628

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