Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Fujitsu Adds LTE Research and Testing Capabilities

Fujitsu Network Communications is expanding its existing laboratory facilities at their Richardson, Texas headquarters to support next-generation wireless technologies, including Long Term Evolution (LTE). The expanded research will focus on emerging wireless technologies that will impact the North American market for mobile services, LTE products and devices, evaluation and prototyping of mobile applications, and establishing and supporting joint development partnerships with third-party mobile solutions vendors. The R&D center will serve as the focal point for LTE trials in the US, in addition to performing interoperability (IOT) and verification activities to fully support North American operator needs.

Fujitsu said it is able to leverage its national footprint of optical networks and existing operations and staffing in North America to be prepared for the onslaught of capacity generated by LTE as end users embrace personal data services.

  • Fujitsu has developed a 3GPP-compliant LTE system for the global market and has demonstrated 4x4 MIMO technology's 250 Mbps-plus performance at CEATEC Japan 2008 and at CTIA Wireless 2008 in Las Vegas.

  • Fujitsu was chosen by NTT DOCOMO in 2006 to be a supplier for its LTE network.

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