Altair’s FourGee-1160 Chipset Is the First CAT-1 IoT Achieve Certification by a Japanese Carrier
HOD HASHARON, Israel –– April 25, 2016 –– Altair Semiconductor, a leading provider of LTE chipsets, today announced its FourGee-1160 chipset has been certified for deployment on Japan’s KDDI network.
The official certification granted by KDDI followed extensive interoperability, conformance and performance testing in order to ensure a smooth introduction of new IoT products and services based on the Altair chipset.
“The Altair chipset certification is a very significant milestone for KDDI as it is the first endorsement of any commercial CAT-1 chipset in the Japan market,” said Yasuhide Yamamoto, Managing Executive Officer at KDDI. “The certified chipset by Altair is a cornerstone in this strategy and enables our customers to quickly and affordably integrate low cost/power LTE connectivity into their devices.”
Altair’s FourGee-1160 is a CAT-1 chipset solution that was built from the ground-up. Designed specifically for IoT and M2M applications, such as wearables, vehicle telematics, smart meters and security applications, the FourGee-1160 features best-in-class power consumption enabling battery life in excess of 10 years, and offers unique features such as enhanced security and a customizable application layer.
“This extension of our long-time partnership with KDDI will help a faster and smoother introduction of IoT services in both industrial and consumer markets,” said Eran Eshed, Co-founder and VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Altair. “Japan is one of the most advanced cellular markets in the world, and we are very pleased to have been awarded the certification by KDDI. We are committed to supporting their business as they roll out advanced IoT services in the market.”