Wireless Knowledge, Verizon Wireless and Qualcomm To Accelerate Adoption of Enterprise Mobility Solutions
Companies Deliver Carrier-Based Enterprise-Grade Wireless Data Services With
Significant Cost Reduction Over Current Nationwide Alternatives
September 5, 2001
NEW YORK, NY
Wireless Knowledge, Inc. and Verizon Wireless today announced a joint marketing agreement under which the parties intend to help enterprise customers gain access to corporate data systems using Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and Wireless Knowledge technologies.
As part of the agreement, Verizon Wireless will help market Wireless Knowledge's Workstyle™ product enabling mobile access for customers to their Microsoft Exchange- and Lotus Domino-based systems. The new data services can be made available as a feature charge on a customer's monthly invoice.
"Our collective mission is to speed the adoption of enterprise mobility and make wireless access to groupware as pervasive as voice mail," said Eric Schultz, Chairman and CEO of Wireless Knowledge, Inc. "Our comprehensive solutions take maximum advantage of existing networks today and prepare customers to be first to benefit from powerful business scenarios made possible by the new capabilities and higher performance of Verizon Wireless' near term high-speed wireless technologies."
"Within the next few months, Verizon Wireless will be launching its next generation high-speed data network and providing network infrastructure to enable enterprise solutions to include applications enabled by QUALCOMM's Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless (BREW) platform," said Bruce Simon, vice president sales and distribution of Verizon Wireless Data and Internet Services. "Through our agreement with Wireless Knowledge, our enterprise customers can benefit from value-added data services - such as Workstyle mobile groupware - integrated into our existing and next-generation networks for better customer service and support."
"QUALCOMM's commitment to deliver on the promise of extending the benefits of CDMA wireless data to the enterprise will be realized through Wireless Knowledge and Verizon Wireless," said Paul E. Jacobs, group president of QUALCOMM Wireless and Internet Group. "Enterprise customers have achieved remarkable success moving wireless data over current cdmaOne networks and are now looking to take advantage of the superior capability and performance of next-generation wireless networks."
The Wireless Knowledge Workstyle solution for mobilizing Microsoft Exchange- and Lotus Domino-based systems is available today through Verizon Wireless corporate business sales representatives. As part of the agreement, Wireless Knowledge, Verizon Wireless and QUALCOMM will engage in co-marketing activities to accelerate enterprise mobility.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 28 million wireless voice and data customers. The coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD), including Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE Wireless and PrimeCo Personal Communications. Verizon Wireless has a footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 97 of the top 100 U.S. markets. The company, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 40,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.
About Wireless Knowledge, Inc.
Wireless Knowledge Inc., a Microsoft and QUALCOMM company, delivers strategic mobility solutions that help enterprise customers improve business performance and dominate markets. The company's portfolio of professional services and enterprise-grade applications are supported by a technology framework that accelerates the adoption of mobility within the enterprise, allowing customers to quickly benefit from new networks and applications as they become available. For more information on Wireless Knowledge, please visit www.
QUALCOMM Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. The Company's business areas include CDMA integrated circuits and system software; technology licensing; the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW™ applications platform; Eudora® e-mail software; digital cinema systems; and satellite-based systems including portions of the Globalstar™ system and wireless fleet management systems, OmniTRACS® and OmniExpress™. QUALCOMM owns patents that are essential to all of the CDMA wireless telecommunications standards that have been adopted or proposed for adoption by standards-setting bodies worldwide. QUALCOMM has licensed its essential CDMA patent portfolio to more than 100 telecommunications equipment manufacturers worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2001 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.