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September 20, 2016

Altair Semiconductors Certified for Verizon

Are you searching for a mobile phone that has the latest chipset within it? The creative minds at Verizon could have the answer that you have been searching for in its certification with Altair Semiconductor.

Verizon Wireless, global leader delivering innovative communications and technology solutions that improve the way our customers live, work and play, has added to their telephone features with the certification with Altair Semiconductor’s FourGee-3800 Cat-4 chipset for VoLTE. This will expands on the previous Verizon’s device certification of Altair's Cat-1 and Cat-4 LTE chipsets. Also this VoLTE certification will enable toll quality voice services to be delivered over Verizon’s nationwide network.

“This certification is an important milestone as it facilitates migration from legacy 2G/3G voice services to 4G,” said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Altair.

Altair’s FourGee-3800 powers millions of devices worldwide. It includes a high-performance, voice-optimized media processing subsystem, which runs HD voice and on-chip IMS signaling. The chip supports advanced calling features such as conference calling, call waiting, and call forwarding.

“We are pleased to see cost-efficient voice-enabled LTE solutions such as Altair’s FourGee-3800 come to market,” said Chris Schmidt, Executive Director of Device Technology, Verizon. “This expands the portfolio of chipset and module solutions available for customers to connect to Verizon, the nation’s largest and most reliable LTE network. With certified chipsets and modules, product developers can commercialize products faster and benefit from quicker certification times and lower overall cost.”

The certification of Altair’s new chipset from Verizon will also assist in the flexibility and cost efficiency. “The flexibility and cost-efficiency that VoLTE services offer for the consumer and enterprise markets are valuable for customer migration and acquisition,” said Eshed.

With this new certification of Altair Semiconductor, Verizon is affirming that their customers will receive the latest developments of single-mode LTE chipsets since this is the mission of Altair’s.




Edited by Ken Briodagh


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