Altair Semiconductor, the Israeli developer of ultra-low power 4G LTE chipsets, has announced that it has been selected by Mobyland to power its 1800MHz LTE network. The solution, an LTE-USB modem based on Altair’s FourGee-3100/6200 technology, manufactured by IPWireless, has completed extensive interoperability testing and rigorous field testing, allowing for immediate deployment on Mobyland’s network. The LTE USB modem is equipped with two internal antennas and two antenna connections for an external MIMO antenna. The modem currently operates in the 10MHz band and is software upgradeable to operate in the 20MHz band as well; it allows for download speeds of up to 73Mbps and uploads of 25Mbps.
‘In order to fully maximise the benefits that LTE provides, operators need to be able to provide their customers with technology that properly harnesses the power and speed of LTE, something that we could only find with the design from IPWireless and Altair,’ said Adam Kurianski, member of the Mobyland board. ‘The combination of the high performance chipsets from Altair and the flexibility of IPWireless’ design, will allow us to provide wholesale access to broadband internet using the most advanced LTE technology.’
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database Mobyland, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aero2, won a tender for frequencies in the 1800MHz band in November 2007. In August 2009 the company launched commercial operations and 13 months later launched a shared LTE network in partnership with sister company CenterNet. The 4G network covers Poland’s largest cities, including Warsaw, Katowice and Lodz.