Qualcomm Announces First Large-Scale Commercial VoLTE Launch in Japan

    Qualcomm Announces First Large-Scale Commercial VoLTE Launch in Japan

---Qualcomm Technologies VoLTE solution based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
Processor with Integrated Multimode VoLTE and IMS Solution ---

PR Newswire

SAN DIEGO, July 8, 2014

SAN DIEGO, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly
owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced the
first commercial VoLTE launch in Japan. The launch featured a VoLTE solution
based on the Qualcomm^® Snapdragon^™ 800 processor with a fully featured
multimode integrated VoLTE modem and IMS software solution that supports SMS,
HD voice, video telephony (VT), and single radio voice call continuity
(SRVCC), which can be found in a wide variety of smartphone devices available
on NTT DOCOMO's network. Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm
Technologies, Inc. The VoLTE solution is designed to provide mobile users an
enhanced, consistent user experience across LTE and 3G networks with SRVCC.
The VoLTE solution is also designed to deliver higher quality voice calls,
faster voice connections with low call set-up times and simultaneous voice and
Cat4 data rates up to 150 Mbps over LTE.

"We are pleased to work with NTT DOCOMO on the first large-scale commercial
VoLTE launch, which is designed to provide their customers in Japan with
faster, more consistent user experiences," said Serge Willenegger, vice
president of product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "From improved
voice call quality to faster data access, users will recognize the many
benefits provided by the Snapdragon 800 processor VoLTE solution."

The Snapdragon 800 processor supports all key VoLTE features such as CDRX,
RoHC, SPS, and TTI Bundling that are designed to improve call quality and
lower power consumption. The Qualcomm Technologies modem centric IMS solution
is designed to adapt to radio conditions for superior mobility performance,
lower power consumption and optimized call latency. This enables
wider-bandwidth, high-quality HD voice and low latency voice and video
telephony. The VoLTE solution has been performance optimized for diverse radio
conditions and its Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC) is designed to
support a smooth handover from LTE to 3G without dropping voice calls. It also
incorporates robust inter-technology working with 2G, 3G and WLAN, all of
which has been extensively tested across major infrastructure vendors and
operator networks.

"NTT DOCOMO has launched the leading edge voice and video service, allowing
VoLTE service to be available commercially nationwide in Japan as of June"
said Kazuaki Terunuma, vice president and managing director of communication
device development department, NTT DOCOMO, INC. "We have successfully worked
with Qualcomm Technologies in LTE technology for many years, which is why we
chose to work with them for VoLTE technology as well. With this
comprehensive, stable and extensively tested chipset with IMS software
solution, we are able to provide leading edge VoLTE services on mobile phones
from several manufacturers to our customers."

About Qualcomm Incorporated

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and
next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes
Qualcomm's licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent
portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm
Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of
Qualcomm's engineering, research and development functions, and substantially
all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor
business, QCT. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have
driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more
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Qualcomm Contacts:
Jon Carvill, Corporate Communications
Phone: 1-858-658-1993
Email: corpcomm@qualcomm.com

Warren Kneeshaw, Investor Relations
Phone: 1-858-658-4813
Email: ir@qualcomm.com

SOURCE Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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