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MediaTek licenses NTT Docomo LTE platform

Posted: 30 Jul 2010     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:MediaTek  licensing agreement  NTT Docomo  LTE  mobile platform 

Fabless semiconductor company MediaTek Inc. has licensed NTT Docomo's "LTE-PF" mobile-terminal platform for integration into its 2G and 3G technologies and has signed an agreement to that effect.

This agreement is the first-phase of MediaTek's strategic cooperation with Docomo. MediaTek hopes to strengthen and broaden this cooperation into a more strategic and comprehensive long-term partnership including interoperability testing, joint worldwide marketing and technology initiatives. Under the licensing agreement, MediaTek will promote and market its LTE-PF-based advanced mobile platform with its global customers and partners.

"MediaTek has earned a market-leading reputation in the 2G era. We will continue to innovate from 2G into 3G and 3G into LTE," said Ming-Kai Tsai, chairman and CEO of MediaTek. "This licensing agreement will not only enable MediaTek to offer a globally interoperable LTE mobile platform but also allows us to provide our customers and partners with cutting-edge wireless communication solutions and a smooth transition from 3G to 4G and beyond. We look forward to building upon this important agreement to further deepen our relationship with Docomo."

"We are pleased with MediaTek's decision to adopt our LTE mobile-terminal platform," said Toshio Miki, managing director of communication device development department of Docomo. "The agreement marks the start of strategic cooperation between Docomo and MediaTek to help popularise LTE, which will enable MediaTek's LTE products to spread throughout the global mobile market and enable Docomo to introduce LTE-compatible consumer services for enriched user experiences."

To optimise and increase adoption of MediaTek's LTE mobile phone platform by Japanese mobile phone manufacturers, MediaTek will jointly conduct its interoperability testing with Docomo in Japan.

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