Monday, May 24, 2010

Qualcomm, CK Telecom sign WCDMA subscriber unit and modem card/module license agreement

SAN DIEGO, USA: Qualcomm Inc. and CK Telecom (Heyuan) Ltd, an ODM and OEM for wireless terminal products based in China, have entered into a subscriber unit and modem card/module license agreement (including PCB assemblies).

Under the terms of the royalty bearing agreement, Qualcomm has granted CK Telecom a worldwide patent license to develop, manufacture and sell WCDMA and TD-SCDMA subscriber units and modem cards/modules. The royalties payable by CK Telecom are at Qualcomm's standard worldwide rates.

"CK Telecom has been playing a role in manufacturing, R&D, marketing and technical support services in the telecommunications industry since 2001," said Derek Aberle, executive vice president of Qualcomm and president of Qualcomm Technology Licensing.

"This agreement enables them to continue and expand their activities with a license to develop, manufacture and sell WCDMA and TD-SCDMA subscriber units, modem cards and modules."

"Qualcomm is a leader in next-generation mobile broadband technologies," said Roy Ho, CEO of CK Telecom (Heyuan). "We are pleased to enter into this licensing agreement with Qualcomm, which will serve to further strengthen CK Telecom's competitive market position."

CK Telecom (Heyuan) Ltd is an OEM and ODM player for wireless terminal products based on mainland China. With its vertical integration, CK Telecom (Heyuan) has been focusing on improving its manufacturing capabilities in various aspects. Meanwhile, CK Telecom (Heyuan) also attaches importance to advanced mobile broadband technologies.

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