Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Qualcomm to Bid In India's 2.3 GHz Spectrum Auction

Qualcomm filed an application with the Indian Government to bid in India's upcoming auction for BWA (Broadband Wireless Access) spectrum in the 2.3 GHz band to facilitate the deployment of TD-http://www.convergedigest.com/qa655.aspLTE. If successful in winning spectrum in the auction, Qualcomm intends to secure Indian partners after completion of the auction and in compliance with the applicable Indian Foreign Direct Investment regulations.

Qualcomm said it hopes its bid can foster the accelerated deployment of TD-LTE. TD-LTE is compatible with 3G WCDMA/HSPA and EV-DO, and will enable a seamless broadband experience for consumers within India and while roaming globally.

Qualcomm intends to supply integrated multimode devices that support TD-LTE as well as 3G and 2G technologies. The company believes it can leverage the 3G and 2G ecosystems to achieve the economies of scale needed to enable wireless broadband devices at affordable price points for Indian consumers.