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Qualcomm, China Unicom put up joint venture company

Posted: 28 Feb 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:qualcomm? china unicom? unicom-brew wireless technologies? cdma wireless data application? binary runtime environment for wireless platform?

Qualcomm Inc. and China Unicom have established a joint venture - Unicom-BREW Wireless Technologies Ltd. The establishment of the company is aimed to foster the development of Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless(BREW)-based CDMA wireless data applications and for China Unicom's CDMA subscribers gain access to data services enabled by Qualcomm's BREW platform.

Unicom-BREW Wireless will offer BREW training and technical support. The new company will also train local developers, establish a BREW developer lab, create a phone support center for developers, provide testing services for applications, as well as promote the BREW solution and conduct university outreach programs. Unicom-BREW Wireless' ownership is evenly split between the two companies.

China Unicom has selected Qualcomm's BREW solution in order to provide its customers with over-the-air downloadable games, position location, specialty business applications, among others.

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