Sunday, October 15, 2006

Sprint to Deploy QUALCOMM's QChat Push-to-Talk on PCS Network

Sprint, which currently offers the Nextel Walkie-Talkie push-to-talk service on the Nextel National Network, expects to utilize QUALCOMM's QChat technology to extend push-to-talk services to customers on the Nationwide Sprint PCS Network, as well as provide interoperable push-to-talk services between users on both networks. QChat, which is optimized for CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision A wireless networks, aims to deliver call set-up latency of less than one second between handsets.

Sprint also selected Lucent Technologies to develop software and infrastructure necessary to enable the new services to work throughout Sprint's CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision A network. In addition, Lucent Services is providing program management, end-to-end multi-vendor network integration, testing, operational readiness and deployment services to implement QChat.