AT&T has certified Qualcomm’s Gobi chip to be used on AT&T’s 3G network. The chip gives consumer peace in mind when it comes to wireless network selection – it allows connectivity to be made to both EV-DO and HSPA networks.
The Gobi wireless solution utilizes Qualcomm’s MDM1000 chipset and also supports backwards compatibility for slower wireless network including GPRS/EDGE. HP, Dell, and Panasonic has hop onto the Gobi bandwagon offering it as a wireless broadband add-ons to their laptops.
Qualcomm’s Gobi technology is an innovation that will provide AT&T customers with significant benefits that we believe will lead to increased adoption of notebooks with built-in wide-area wireless technology, particularly among the business community,” said Carolyn Billings, executive director of product marketing management for AT&T’s wireless operation. “Gobi technology supports the high speeds available on AT&T’s network and will provide our customers with potential cost savings on their hardware investments, a key consideration that could lead to the broader deployment of embedded notebooks.