Qualcomm Congratulates NTT DOCOMO on Launching LTE Service With Qualcomm Solution
– January 31, 2011 – Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) congratulates NTT DOCOMO, INC. on launching Xi™ (Crossy), Japan’s first LTE service, using Qualcomm’s MDM9200™ LTE/3G multi-mode chipset solution. DOCOMO has stated that the Xi provides mobile data communication at a maximum downlink speed of 75 Mbps, which is roughly ten times as fast as DOCOMO’s current FOMA™ W-CDMA service. The Xi service was initially launched in the Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka areas with the USB data terminal L-02C, which is enabled by Qualcomm’s MDM9200 solution.
“We are very pleased that we successfully launched Xi, Japan’s first LTE service,” said Toshio Miki, Managing Director of the Communication Device Development Department at DOCOMO. “With this successful collaboration with Qualcomm, we look forward to delivering new services and mobile broadband experiences to customers on the Xi network going forward.”
“We are very excited to see the successful launch of LTE services in Japan by DOCOMO using our MDM9200 chipset,” said Steve Mollenkopf, executive vice president and group president of Qualcomm. “Qualcomm is very pleased to be part of this important milestone and we look forward to working closely with DOCOMO in their continuing efforts to commercialize their Xi LTE service.”
The MDM9200 chipset is the industry's first multi-mode 3G/LTE solutions that allow UMTS operators to upgrade seamlessly to future LTE services while preserving backward compatibility to their existing 3G networks. The MDM9200 chipset supports UMTS, HSPA+ and LTE.
About NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMO is the world’s leading mobile operator and provider of advanced mobile services. The company serves over 57 million customers in Japan, including 48 million using i-mode™, the world’s most popular mobile e-mail/Internet platform, and 55 million using FOMA™, the world’s original 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA. As a leader in the development of cutting-edge mobile technologies, DOCOMO is continually expanding the role of mobile phones as versatile and highly personalized “lifestyle tools” for everyday life, including with a wide range of innovative services for mobile payments, GPS, mobile TV, multimedia content and much more. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit www.nttdocomo.com.
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Qualcomm is a registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. MDM9200 is a trademark of Qualccomm Incorporated. Xi, FOMA and i-mode are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DOCOMO, INC. in Japan and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. FOMA and Xi services are only available in Japan.