Altair Semiconductor launches TD-LTE chipset for Indian telecom market

Telecom Lead India: Altair Semiconductor has unveiled a cost
and feature-optimized chipset tailored for the Indian TD-LTE market.

Altair developed the chipset based on the stringent
cost and performance needs of the Indian wireless market.

The combination of the explosive growth expected in India’s
broadband market, together with the challenging cost requirements to enable
this growth, is very unique compared to other global markets,” said Eran Eshed,
Co-Founder and VP of Marketing and Business Development at Altair.

Altair claims that it is a market leader in the TD-LTE
industry. Telecom operators in Brazil have commercially deployed Altair-based
products.

The company has also completed pre-commercial field trials
with carriers around the world, including Softbank in Japan, China Mobile and carriers
in India.

Altair’s TD-LTE solution is the first to have demonstrated
Category 4 throughputs publically in China and Japan.

Altair
to expand in emerging telecom markets

We have made great progress since entering the Indian
market. We will soon start shipping commercial volume into the local market,
and expect the Hornet chipset to further differentiate our offering and help
stimulate the ecosystem,” said Salaj Sinha, general manager, Marketing and
Sales at Altair India.

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 teams with AsiaTelco to power TD-LTE mobile hotspot

Last year, Altair Semiconductor and AsiaTelco Technologies,
a supplier of wireless terminal products, announced that Altair’s chipset has
been integrated in AsiaTelco’s TD-LTE Mobile Hotspot product, the ALM-F190.

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