Altair's CAT-1 Chipset Completes Interoperability Testing by NTT DOCOMO, Accelerating Internet of Things in Japan

Leading Japanese Mobile Services Provider Approves Altair's FourGee-1160 Chipset for Use on Nationwide Network

01 Aug, 2016, 08:00 ET from Altair Semiconductor

HOD HASHARON, Israel, August 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Altair Semiconductor (altair-semi.com), a leading provider of LTE chipsets, today announced that its FourGee-1160 chipset has successfully completed chipset interoperability testing (IOT) on the network of NTT DOCOMO INC., Japan's largest mobile services provider.  

"Completing this IOT process with NTT DOCOMO is an important step in the continued introduction of IoT (Internet of Things) applications in Japan," said Eran Eshed, Co-founder and VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Altair. "Japan is one of the most advanced cellular markets in the world, so this endorsement from DOCOMO is integral to the development of advanced IoT services in this important market."

Altair's FourGee-1160 is a CAT-1 chipset solution that was built from the ground-up. Designed specifically for IoT and M2M applications, such as wearables, vehicle telematics, smart meters and security applications, the FourGee-1160 features best-in-class power consumption, enabling battery life in excess of 10 years under specific use case conditions, and offers unique features such as enhanced security and a customizable application layer.

"Completing the IOT of Altair's CAT-1 chipset on our nationwide LTE network will facilitate the integration of affordable and low-power connectivity for a range of IoT applications," said Toshiyuki Futakata, Vice President and Senior Manager of Radio Access Technology Group, Communication Device Development Department at NTT DOCOMO. "This chipset will open up the market for even more IoT devices to run on 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.

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Altair Semiconductor, recently acquired by Sony Group, is a leading provider of single-mode LTE chipsets. Altair's portfolio covers the complete spectrum of cellular 4G market needs, from supercharged video-centric applications all the way to ultra-low power, low cost IoT and M2M. Altair has shipped millions of LTE chipsets to date, commercially deployed on the world's most advanced LTE networks. For more information, please visit http://www.altair-semi.com. Follow Altair on Twitter: @AltairSemi

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