Fabless semiconductor company MediaTek Inc today announced
it has entered into a licensing agreement with NTT DOCOMO,
INC. regarding "LTE-PF," a mobile-terminal platform based on
Long Term Evolution (LTE).
Upon the completion of the LTE-PF licensing agreement with
DOCOMO, MediaTek plans to integrate this LTE technology with
its 2G and 3G technologies to provide solutions for Japan
and global markets.
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
inter-operability 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."
To optimize and increase adoption of MediaTek?s LTE mobile
phone platform by Japanese mobile phone manufacturers,
MediaTek said that it would jointly conduct its
inter-operability testing with DOCOMO in Japan.