Mantosh Malhotra, Senior Director, Business Development, Qualcomm Philippines, discusses the Company’s latest announcements and upcoming plans for the Philippines
Qualcomm Incorporated recently announced upcoming plans for the Philippines in 2013 and also discussed the Company’s new Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors, extension of core services to AllJoynTM, and its collaboration with Mozilla’s Firefox OS initiative at a press conference in Manila.
“Qualcomm’s innovative mobile technologies deliver the performance that all consumers expect through Snapdragon processors, which power a wide range of entry level to high-end devices,” said Mantosh Malhotra, Senior Director, Business Development, Qualcomm Philippines. “Combined with the increasing availability of affordable data plans and the expanded 3G and 4G network coverage in the Philippines, we see good opportunities ahead of us.”
Snapdragon 800, 600, 400, 200 series Processors
Qualcomm recently announced the latest Snapdragon processors – the Snapdragon 800, 600, 400, and 200 series – to provide the best possible mobile experience to a range of high-end and
entry-level mobile phones and tablets. The result is a smartphone that delivers blazing fast apps and web browsing, visually stunning graphics, breakthrough multimedia experiences, seamless communications, and outstanding battery life. There are currently more than 770 Snapdragon devices announced and commercially available globally, and more than 450 Snapdragon designs are in development, including more than 35 tablets. Selecting a device enabled by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor ensures that the device will deliver the highest quality mobile computing experience.
Qualcomm’s AllJoyn Software and the Internet of Everything (IoE)
The Internet of Everything (IoE) is here today and is rapidly evolving, representing a new era in computing and networking where tens of billions of objects beyond the cell phone will be intelligently connected. This has spread to the Philippines with internet users growing increasing sophiscated and interested in networking services such as VPN software for the Philippines. An integral part of Qualcomm’s efforts in supporting the evolution IoE is AllJoyn, Qualcomm’s peer-to-peer networking technology that allows an individual to share entirely new classes of connected apps including multi-player gaming, social media sharing and multi-user productivity tools. Qualcomm announced at Mobile World Congress 2013 that it will extend its AllJoyn software framework with several core services to advance interoperable compatibility. Available on different OSes and from different vendors, it will be launched under an open source license at AllJoyn.org and will include standard communication protocols for notifications, audio streaming, control panels and easy on boarding of multi-device configurations, now addressing fundamental use cases to enable a truly useful Internet of Everything.
Collaboration with Mozilla Firefox OS
Qualcomm has a long history of collaboration with leading operating system providers to launch new mobile platforms. The Company worked closely with Mozilla to optimize the Firefox OS for Snapdragon processors since the early inception of Firefox OS. By working closely with Mozilla, Qualcomm has been able to optimize the software for Snapdragon processors so that it is tightly integrated and engineered to deliver great performance for high volume smartphones.
“Qualcomm is excited to play a key role in this initiative to support the availability of 3G smartphones while collaborating on the evolution of mobile services and applications for HTML5,” said Malhotra.
Qualcomm’s plans for the Philippines in 2013
“In 2013, we expect to see two things happen in the Philippines: the first is the gradual increase of capabilities in smartphones and the second is an update on the launch of LTE devices: we expect that 3G will remain as the dominant telecommunications technology since most telecom companies will continue to invest in this technology as data consumption grows. Qualcomm will work closely with local companies to bring to the Philippines a significant variety of local brand smartphones that are highly functional and affordable,” Malhotra concluded.
Qualcomm will also continue to support the expansion of the Wireless Access for Health (WAH) project in the Philippines, a public and private collaboration that focuses on streamlining the reporting process at clinics and hospitals in the Philippines and improving access to accurate and timely patient information for clinicians and decision makers by utilizing 3G wireless technology. The WAH project, supported through Qualcomm Wireless ReachTM, currently enhances the quality and timeliness of data at 31 health clinics in the Tarlac province.