Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, today announced the inclusion of America Movil in its Qualcomm Global Pass program with the successful America Movil global terminal homologation process. An offering of the Qualcomm Reference Design (QRD) program, Global Pass reduces device manufacturers upfront development costs and accelerates device commercialization while maximizing the global potential of devices.
Qualcomm Global Pass extends Qualcomm Technologies' collaboration with America Movil in modem technologies and certification to device commercialization. As America Movil begins migrating many of its 2G and 3G customers to 4G, Global Pass ensures that device manufacturers can create differentiated LTE products that comply with America Movil's unique regional specifications in a quick, efficient and affordable manner. With the Global Pass platform for America Movil, the operator will work closely with OEMs and ODMs in bringing a wide offering of high quality products to Latin America quickly.
Global Pass integrates device specifications, modem configurations and operator-specific requirements into a hardware and software Qualcomm Reference Design offering when coupled with a Snapdragon processor. The program includes extensive regional and carrier testing, which provides operators with a pretested and consistent implementation of their specifications, as well as offers OEM's and ODM's commercialization advantages as they launch their differentiated products based on the platform in new regions.
"Our collaboration with America Movil represents the next step in the evolution of the QRD program and the Global Pass asset," said Larry Paulson, vice president of product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "We are able to better answer the needs of manufacturers and operators by making the process of device development and regional certification more affordable and significantly easier."
"We're excited to work with Qualcomm Technologies in implementing the Global Pass program. With Global Pass, we are able to certify products more quickly, with better quality and reduced resources," said Angel Alija, chief operations officer, America Movil. "Global Pass ensures our device and network requirements are met, and this in turn helps create a consistent and exceptional user experience for our customers across a variety of device options at more affordable prices."
With the completion of the Global Pass device platform homologation (certification) with America Movil, device manufactures can adopt this platform starting September 2015 to offer products to America Movil properties in select Latin America regions. To date, more than 1,080 QRD-based devices have shipped or are in the pipeline across 21 countries, with more than 420 QRD-based LTE devices shipped or in the pipeline. Qualcomm Technologies' expanded QRD portfolio includes its Snapdragon 620, 618, 615, 617, 410, 400, 210 and 200 processors with support for its Qualcomm® RF360 Front End Solution, as well as for LTE tablet reference designs with Snapdragon 410 and 210 processors.
SOURCE Qualcomm Technologies