SAN DIEGO, USA: Qualcomm Inc. announced that its Gobi 3000 technology, which powers a popular line of embedded data connectivity modules, is enabling a new form of pay-as-you-go mobile broadband data service in laptops from HP.
Known as HP DataPass, this pay-as-you-go data plan brings mobile broadband to the consumer who wants access to the Internet when occasionally travelling away from the home or office but does not need a regular service contract. In the business world, these plans would complement existing corporate contracts and give IT managers a more flexible enterprise mobility solution to meet the needs of the employee on the go.
"Our Gobi technology is enabling advanced mobile data services on PC and tablet products from top-tier OEMs," said Fram Akiki, senior director of product management for Qualcomm. "Innovative pay-as-you-go plans like HP DataPass will provide network operators with new and untapped channels of service and deliver mobile broadband to a broader set of end users."
Qualcomm's Gobi technology provides embedded connectivity solutions for all major carrier networks worldwide. The solution features the Gobi Application Programming Interface (API) combined with industry leading modem chipsets to help spur innovation in mobile broadband connectivity for PC and tablet OEMs.