After Cat-1 and Cat-4 LTE chipsets, Verizon certifies Altair’s FourGee-3800 Cat-4 chipset for Voice Over LTE (VoLTE). The FourGee-3800 already powers millions of devices worldwide.
“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 at 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,” Schmidt added.
The chip includes voice-optimized media processing subsystem with HD voice and on-chip IMS signaling. It also supports advanced calling features such as conference calling, call waiting, and call forwarding, enabling 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. The flexibility and cost-efficiency that VoLTE services offer for the consumer and enterprise markets are valuable for customer migration and acquisition,” said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder, and VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Altair in a release from the company.
Altair Semiconductor is a leading provider of single-mode LTE chipsets.