ZTE and Altair Semiconductor to partner for 4G LTE trial in Japan

Altair Semiconductor, a developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G LTE chipsets, announced that it has partnered with ZTE, a provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, to conduct a joint AXGP trial in Japan.



“Altair is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the global shift to 4G and specifically TD-LTE, as our solution is one of the only commercial-grade TD-LTE chipsets available in the market today – and one of the only ones that combines TD-LTE and FD-LTE capabilities on a single chipset and software image, differentiating our solution from competing solutions by allowing subscriber devices to operate equally efficiently both in Japan, which is based on both TDD and FDD 4G schemes, as well as in other global FDD and TDD LTE markets, such as the U.S. and Europe,” said Eran Eshed, co-founder and VP of Marketing and Business Development at Altair Semiconductor.



AXGP stands for “Advanced eXtended Global Platform,” and is a Japanese 4G standard that is fully compliant with the TD-LTE specification. The trial combines Altair’s commercial FourGee LTE chipset and ZTE’s infrastructure and is being performed in conjunction with a large Japanese carrier.


Altair recently announced that China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has approved its dual mode FourGee-3100/6200 TDD/FDD-LTE chipset for use in LTE networks in China.



MIIT’s approval of Altair’s chipsets is based both in internal testing it conducted as well as on the results of extensive interoperability and field performance trials that Altair held with China Mobile over the last year.


By Telecomlead.com Team
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