Leading Japanese Mobile Services Provider Certifies Altair’s FourGee-3800 Chipset for Use on DOCOMO’s Network
HOD HASHARON, Israel –– May 31, 2016 –– Altair Semiconductor, a leading provider of LTE chipsets, today announced that its FourGee-3800 chipset has successfully completed chipset Interoperability Test (IOT) on the network of NTT DOCOMO, INC., Japan’s largest mobile services provider.
This is Altair’s latest carrier certification, following validation from multiple carriers including AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Korea Telecom.
“Completing this IOT process with NTT DOCOMO is a strategic milestone,” said Eran Eshed, Co-founder and VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Altair. “Completing IOT with a top-tier carrier like DOCOMO serves to significantly expand Altair’s global presence, while providing customers with access to multiple new markets.
“Providing LTE service for M2M applications in industrial sectors is one of our commitments, and with our nation-wide LTE network coverage, the LTE single-mode chipset is becoming a realistic low-cost alternative to be used for those applications,” said Toshiyuki Futakata, Senior Manager of Radio Access Technology Group, Communication Device Development Department at NTT DOCOMO. “We welcome Altair’s chipset, which is the first Cat-4 single mode LTE chipset to complete our chipset IOT, to provide attractive options to anyone who is interested in devices geared to be used in our network.”
Altair’s portfolio includes chipsets that support a wide range of LTE categories and use cases, from cutting edge, high-speed broadband to ultra-low power, IoT optimized products. Altair’s FourGee-3800 chipset is integrated in numerous end products including CPEs, gateways, VoLTE devices, portable hotspots and IoT modules.