QUALCOMM Incorporated, a leading developer of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) announces an alliance with the NASSCOM Foundation to provide CDMA2000-based wireless Internet connectivity solutions to 65 Village Resource Centres under NASSCOM’s Rural Knowledge Network Program.
The program supports India’s larger national initiative, Mission 2007, to establish 600,000 Village Resource Centres by August 15, 2007. The initiative aims to empower communities that have limited or no telecommunications access through the use of 3G technologies, which will help contribute to long-term socio-economic development. Under the scope of this alliance, NASSCOM and QUALCOMM will provide connectivity and content to Village Resource Centres in the states of West Bengal; Orissa; Maharashtra; Andhra Pradesh; Karnataka; Tamil Nadu; Goa; Gujarat; and Kerala. QUALCOMM, as NASSCOM’s technology supporter, will provide Internet connectivity through CDMA2000 fixed wireless terminals to the Centres.