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From: z...@netcom.com (Mathew Zank)
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Subject: FCC Gives OK For New Cellular Field Trials
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Date: 4 Mar 92 07:46:40 GMT
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X-Telecom-Digest: Volume 12, Issue 192, Message 6 of 8

I just got this from {Dow Jones News Service}. The FCC has given it's
okay for a company called Qualcomm, Inc to have field trials for a
digital cellular phone system that will use the 1850-1990 MHZ band. It
is called Personal Communications Services, I know little about this
type of system. It is a type of cellular telephone with usage fees
about the same as land line telephones. Does anyone know more about
this system? I also know other companies are working on this type of
system also.


Matthew Zank * Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Internet z...@netcom.com -or MZ...@mcimail.com

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From: rdipp...@cancun.qualcomm.com (Ron Dippold)
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Subject: Re: FCC Gives OK For New Cellular Field Trials
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z...@netcom.com (Mathew Zank) writes:

> I just got this from {Dow Jones News Service}. The FCC has given it's
> okay for a company called Qualcomm, Inc to have field trials for a

Okay, here's our official press release on this. Propoganda mode on:

OTC  03/02 0917  FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GRANTS QUALCOMM ...

SAN DIEGO (MARCH 2) BUSINESS WIRE - The Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) has granted QUALCOMM Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) an
experimental license to conduct field trials and studies in the
1850-1990 MHz band.

   The company will utilize its Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)
technology in these experiments to demonstrate the feasability of
using its CDMA digital cellular system for personal communications
services (PCS) in the 1850-1990 MHz band.

   The FCC has indicated that it may open up portions of 1.8-2.2 GHz
band for the new PCS services.  Numerous studies of this band indicate
that there is unused spectrum and the intent of much of the 1.8-2.2
GHz PCS experimentation is to determine the level of coexistence that
can be accomplished between existing 1.8-2.2 GHz users and new PCS
providers.

   Existing forms of PCS include cordless telephones, paging services
and cellular telephones, each of which is identified by its own
telephone number.  Expanded forms of PCS using CDMA would provide
subscribers with a single, hand-held communications unit with a single
telephone number that could be used in a variety of environments
including the home and the office in conjunction with a wireless PBX,
or for vehicular and pedestrian mobile public telephone services.

   QUALCOMM has an existing CDMA cellular system consisting of five
cell sites and eight sectors that was used to validate the numerous
technical aspects of CDMA technology in large-scale validation field
trials conducted in San Diego in November 1991.

   The 1.8-2.2 GHz tests will be conducted in three phases within a
50-mile radius of the company's headquarters in San Diego.  Phase One
will involve the basic coverage and transmission parameters.  Phase
Two will investigate methods of locating and utilizing vacant or
lightly congested spectrum in the 1.8-2.2 GHz band for the CDMA
waveform. Phase Three will investigate interference parameters with
other users.

   During the testing, QUALCOMM will also verify that the performance
features achieved by CDMA in the cellular band will also be available
to 1.8-2.2 GHz system users.  Performance at 1.8-2.2 GHz for PCS
applications will benefit from CDMA, especially from the extremely
large system capacity, excellent voice quality during severe
multipath, fading or interference conditions, and the extended
portable range.

   QUALCOMM develops, manufactures, markets, licenses and operates
advanced communications systems and products based on digital wireless
technology.  QUALCOMM's principal product is OmniTRACS, a
satellite-based, two-way mobile communications and tracking system
that provides data transmission and position reporting service for
transportation companies and other mobile users.

   QUALCOMM's primary development program focuses on the
implementation of Code Division Multiple Access technology for use in
digital cellular telephone systems and products.

   The company also develops and markets a range of VLSI devices and
is developing signal processing components for HDTV.  With
headquarters in San Diego, QUALCOMM is a public company.

   CONTACT:  QUALCOMM Inc., San Diego 
    Harvey White, 619/597-5212 
               or 
    McQuerterGroup, San Diego 
    Gwen Carlson, 619/450-0030. 


OTC  03/02 0925  MATSUSHITA COMMUNICATIONS SIGNS CDMA SUPPORT ...

SAN DIEGO (MARCH 2) BUSINESS WIRE - QUALCOMM Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) Monday
announced that Matsushita Communications Industrial Co. Ltd. has
signed a support agreement for QUALCOMM's Code Division Multiple
Access (CDMA) technology.

   Under the agreement, Matsushita will have access to QUALCOMM's
technology in order to respond to industry requests for CDMA cellular
phones and the opportunity to join industry leaders as an early
licensee of CDMA technology.

   "We're delighted to announce our association with Matsushita," said
Dr. Irwin M. Jacobs, president and CEO for QUALCOMM.  "Advanced
communications companies such as Matsushita will help to ensure the
availability of CDMA-based wireless products to users everywhere.

   "This represents another step in establishing broad industry
support for the company's technology among equipment manufacturers."

   QUALCOMM has previously entered into agreements with AT&T,
Motorola, Northern Telecom, OKI Electric, Alps Electric, Clarion,
Nokia and Sony Corp.

   QUALCOMM has successfully completed a large-scale field test of
digital cellular technology, verifying technicl feasibility and
performance characteristics.  Results of these tests were publicly
presented in December 1991 at the CTIA Field Trial Results Conference
in Washington, D.C.

   In addition to showing improvements in capacity ranging from 10 to
20 over the current analog system, the results showed improvements in
both quality and service.

   As a result of the company's successful CDMA validation test, the
Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association recently initiated a
standards process for wideband digital applications.

   QUALCOMM develops, manufactures, markets, licenses and operates
advanced communications systems and products based on digital wireless
technology.  QUALCOMM's principal product is OmniTRACS, a
satellite-based, two-way mobile communications and tracking system
that provides data transmission and position reporting service for
transportation companies and other mobile users.

   QUALCOMM's primary development program focuses on the
implementation of Code Division Multiple Access technology for use in
digital cellular telephone systems and products.

   The company also develops and markets a range of VLSI devices and
is developing signal processing components for HDTV.

   CONTACT:  QUALCOMM Inc., San Diego 
    Carroll McHenry, 619/597-5135 
                 or 
    McQuerterGroup, San Diego 
    Gwen Carlson, 619/450-0030. 

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