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May 08, 2012

Altair Semiconductor launches TD-LTE chipset for Indian telecom market – Telecom Lead

Telecom Lead

May 8, 2012

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.

“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.

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.