This agreement is the first-phase of MediaTeks 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 MediaTeks LTE mobile phone platform by Japanese mobile phone manufacturers, MediaTek said that it would jointly conduct its inter-operability testing with DOCOMO in Japan.