Sunday, October 9, 2011

Altair Partners with ZTE on AXGP TDD-LTE Silicon for Japan

Altair Semiconductor has teamed up with ZTE to conduct a joint AXGP trial in Japan. 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 is rapidly extending its footprint in the Japanese market, having recently announced that its FourGee chipset, integrated in a commercial USB dongle, was used in Softbank Mobile's 4G press conference AXGP demonstration conducted in Japan on September 29.

  • In April, Altair Semiconductor, a start-up based in Israel, completed a $26 million round of funding for its ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance LTE chipsets.

  • In February, Altair Semiconductor announced that its TD-LTE chipset, alongside Alcatel-Lucent's LTE infrastructure, has successfully completed interoperability (IOT) testing and will take part in several upcoming TD-LTE field trials in India and China. TD-LTE operates in unpaired spectrum.

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