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Sprint, Verizon Come to Qualcomm's Defense

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Mar 22, 2007, 12:55 PM   by (staff)

Sprint and Verizon have petitioned the International Trade Commission (ITC) to allow the continued sale of phones with Qualcomm chips in the US. The petition was presented at an ITC hearing in response to Broadcom's attempt to ban Qualcomm from importing specific chips that infringe on a Broadcom patent concerning power management. Sprint and Verizon contend that any ban would have severe repercussions for their respective businesses and would ultimately hurt consumer choice by disrupting competition for wireless broadband subscribers. The hearing is being held to determine possible outcomes for the case.

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Mar 22, 2007, 7:51 PM

The end of CDMA?

Laughing Laughing Laughing
***If this petition gets denied***
I guess Sprint and Verizon now have to switch their networks to GSM Rolling Eyes Laughing That's what they get for continuing to devote to a technology that will never be as widely available as GSM.

Rolling Eyes
or they could use a different chip set in there phone. like the samsung chip set or the moto chip set, just to name a couple. true the moto chip set is a waist of silicon but the samsung chip sets are very reliable in fact most qualicom chips are actu...
There will be a settlement so that will not be any issue. If the petition is denied then Broadcom might ask for more money or what not, but they do not want to destroy this market, which will probably cause massive hundreds of billions of dollars of l...

Mar 22, 2007, 1:05 PM

what do you expect... CDMA = Qualcomm = VZW + Sprint

I would expect that Sprint and Verizon Wireless come to the defense of Qualcomm, afterall, its their chipsets that are in most CDMA (1x/EVDO) handsets. They have to look after their bottom line.
Its not like they're using TI or Nokia chips Drooling
Absolutely. Sprint and Verizon has to since they are the largest customers. Although if Broadcom's stay is granted, then they will have look at other Technologies if they want to stay in business.

Give Broadcom the finger and switch to GSM? I...
by the time this dispute is over, EV-DO will have been long dead and WIMAX(or whatever) will be the norm... Rolling Eyes
Well of course, Sprint and Verizon would go to Qualcomm’s aid and a number of other companies are doing the same thing at the ITC hearings, because it is 100% true that if Qualcomm’s chipsets were ban then it would ruin many businesses. Not just o...
Qualcomm is like a school bully, Qualcomm's minions (sextel, vzw) have to submit to qualcomm, it doesnt surprise me that they are defending qualcomm, qualcomm has them by the neck,
This is also good, no2223333.
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