UQ Communications picks Beceem chips to power 4G service

4 Feb 2009

Japanese WiMAX operator UQ Communications has selected microchip developer Beceem Communications to supply it with its 65nm single chip Mobile WiMAX solution as part of its 4G Mobile WiMAX market trial. TMCnet reports that UQ Communications, which holds 30MHz of spectrum in the 2.5GHz band, is backing Beceem’s WiMAX semiconductors which deliver proven over-the-air data speeds exceeding 30Mbps. ‘The UQ network launch, which is the first WiMAX network to use the innovative Fractional Frequency Reuse (FFR) pattern, presented an opportunity for Mobile WiMAX chip makers to showcase how advanced algorithms can increase spectral efficiency and coverage reliability of a mobile broadband network,’ said Babu Mandava, CEO of Beceem. UQ is set to launch network trials in parts of Tokyo, Yokohama and Kawasaki later this month before its full commercial launch which is scheduled for July.

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