SANTA BARBARA, CA, December 18, 2012 — D2 Technologies, the market leader in embedded IP communications software platforms, today announced the successful completion of the second RCS VoLTE Interoperability Testing Event organized by theMultiService Forum (MSF), European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) andGSMA. D2’s mCUE® and vPort 4G IMS software client solutions for Voice over LTE (VoLTE), Rich Communication Suite (RCS) and IP video calling applications were tested in the event in conjunction with LTE modems from Altair Semiconductor and GCT Semiconductor, Inc., and Lantiq’s XWAY™ GRX Gateway Platform.
This event focused on validating the GSMA VoLTE recommendations for UE to core network interoperability in a multivendor deployment. Test scenarios included RCS VoLTE in a single/home network and RCS VoLTE for roaming and interconnect. For more details, see MSF’s recently issued white paper, “Multivendor Testing in Global RCS/VoLTE Networks.”
“D2 has forged strategic relationships with leading companies such as Lantiq, Altair and GCT to provide mobile and CPE OEMs accelerated deployment of 4G LTE-enabled products,” noted Doug Makishima, chief operating officer for D2 Technologies. “We’re pleased to have successfully completed this test, which marks our second time to participate in the global interoperability event.”
“Our recent success at MSF with D2 validates the viability of bringing turnkey products to market that give OEMs and ODMs an easier development path for 4G LTE mobile devices,” said Eran Eshed, co-founder and vice president of marketing and business development of Altair Semiconductor.
“Our successful VoLTE interoperability test with D2 at the recent MSF event is further proof that we can accelerate time to market for our customers’ VoLTE deployments,” said Alex Sum, vice president of marketing and business development of GCT Semiconductor.
“The success of this latest collaboration with D2 at the MSF event is the official proof that our joint solution with D2 is ready for mass market deployment. We are delivering on our commitment to enable VoLTE for broadband wireless gateways,” said Dirk Wieberneit, Lantiq senior vice president and general manager of the Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) Business Unit.
About Altair Semiconductor
Altair Semiconductor is the world’s leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G semiconductors. Altair’s chipsets can be found in approximately 30 end-user devices – ranging from USB dongles to smartphones – built by its more than 15 customers across North America, Europe, China, India and Taiwan – making it one of the only TDD/FDD LTE chipset manufacturers in the world with commercially available products. Altair’s comprehensive product portfolio includes baseband processors, multi-band RF transceivers for both FDD and TDD bands, and a range of reference hardware and product level protocol stack software. Based on a novel, proprietary Software Defined Radio (SDR) processor, codenamed “OP™”, Altair’s products are the smallest and most highly power optimized in the industry, offering an unmatched combination of flexibility and performance. For more information, visit the company’s website at altair-semi.com. Follow Altair on Twitter: @AltairSemi
About GCT Semiconductor, Inc.
GCT Semiconductor is a leading fabless designer and supplier of advanced 4G mobile solutions. GCT’s products are system-on-a-chip solutions that integrate radio frequency, baseband modem and digital signal processing functions onto a single die for the 4G LTE and WiMAX markets. GCT was the first company to commercialize single-chip solutions for LTE and WiMAX. GCT’s proprietary technology and system-level expertise enable it to provide complete 4G platform solutions, which are differentiated by their small form factors, low power consumption, high performance, high reliability and cost effectiveness. For more information, please visit www.gctsemi.com.
Lantiq offers a broad and innovative product portfolio for next-generation networks and the digital home. The company specializes in broadband communications encompassing analog, digital and mixed-signal ICs along with comprehensive software suites. Lantiq is a fabless company and its semiconductor solutions are deployed by major carriers and in home networks in every region of the world.
About D2 Technologies
D2 is the recognized leader in VoIP and converged IP communications software for devices used in 4G and next-generation networks that deliver advanced communication services, such as VoIP and video over LTE (VoLTE) and IMS-based Rich Communications Suite (RCS). Manufacturers and service providers rely on D2 software to deliver carrier-grade IP communications across any network (LTE, WiMAX, cellular, WiFi, broadband, PSTN), service (voice, video, IM chat, SMS, presence/status, etc.) and system (carrier, IPPBX, UC, OTT, social network, etc.) for a broad range of fixed and mobile devices. From processing billions of VoIP minutes each month to adding enhanced IP communications for Android™, learn how D2 software is converging communications at www.D2Tech.com or follow the company on Twitter @D2Tech