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Qualcomm Announces EVDO UMTS Support for Wireless Services in 700 MHz

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Friday, 30 November 2007

Qualcomm Announces Support for Wireless Services in 700 MHz

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- CMOS Transceiver for 700 MHz Enables CDMA2000 and WCDMA (UMTS) Devices for 2009 Launch -

 

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated a leading developer and innovator of advanced technologies and data solutions, today announced that the Company has added support for CDMA2000® and WCDMA (UMTS) wireless services in the 700 MHz band to its product roadmap. Qualcomm's RTR6570(TM) transceiver delivers support for the 700 MHz band to CDMA2000 and WCDMA (UMTS) devices. The transceiver also supports all other frequency bands in the United States, including 850 MHz, 1700/2100 MHz, and 1900 MHz for CDMA2000. The RTR6570 is a CMOS transceiver that is scheduled to sample mid-2008, enabling commercial devices to be ready for the first 700 MHz service launches expected as early as the beginning of 2009.

"Qualcomm is pleased to offer the first CMOS transceiver solution offering support for 700 MHz, meeting the needs of any of our customers who will be designing either CDMA2000 or WCDMA (UMTS) devices in that spectrum," said Steve Brown, senior director of product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "The RTR6570 will help to ensure the availability of devices when the first services in 700 MHz launch, helping accelerate the commercialization of new application possibilities for wireless users."

The RTR6570 is a single-chip, quad-band transceiver solution for CDMA2000 devices, and provides 700 MHz support for WCDMA (UMTS) devices. The RTR6570 will also enable devices that allow public safety agencies to deploy broadband services in their 700 MHz spectrum allocation. Qualcomm's existing Cell Site Modem(TM) (CSM(TM)) CSM6800(TM) for CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B base stations also supports the 700 MHz band, providing an end-to-end solution for new CDMA2000 services launching in this spectrum.



Since there is a big auction for 700MHZ in the US going on over the next month or two (deadline this weekend for those participating, this release is interesting. Google, Sprint, Verizon (perhaps Apple) and others are all bidding on this 700MHZ in order to have 4G wireless in the US.




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