Ericsson Mobile Platforms and NTT DoCoMo, Inc. have successfully completed WCDMA Interoperability Testing (IOT). Testing has been conducted using Ericsson Mobile Platforms' global market leading WCDMA/GPRS platform U100. Tests have been performed in DoCoMo's laboratories followed by fully completed field tests in DoCoMo's live FOMA network.

Ericsson Mobile Platforms has previously announced that an estimated 30% of all globally sold WCDMA handsets in 2004 used the U100 platform.

"The successful completion of the IOT tests with DoCoMo was essential for global roaming using our platform," says Sandeep Chennakeshu, head of Ericsson Mobile Platforms. "The collaboration between Ericsson and DoCoMo started with the development of the WCDMA standard and we believe these successful tests will help to further secure global WCDMA deployments." 

 "Since the technology from Ericsson Mobile Platforms is widely deployed in leading WCDMA mobile phones, the completion of this testing is very important for DoCoMo as it would enhance our support for users roaming into DoCoMo's network in Japan," commented Mr. Takanori Utano, Managing Director of Research and Development Division, NTT DoCoMo.

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About Ericsson Mobile Platforms

Ericsson Mobile Platforms offers a complete, end-to-end interoperability tested platforms across 2.5 and 3G. A common software platform for GSM/GPRS, EDGE and UMTS terminals enabling application portability, stability, security and state of the art power consumption and size. Technology is based on our global standardization leadership and the world's strongest Intellectual Property Rights for 2.5 and 3G systems.

Ericsson Mobile Platforms delivery include reference design, platform software, ASIC's and development boards, development and test tools, industrialization software, support, training and documentation.

Ericsson Mobile Platforms is a Business Unit within the Ericsson Group.


About NTT DoCoMo

NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company, serving more than 49 million customers. The company offers a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-mode(TM) which provides e-mail and Internet access to over 43 million subscribers as the world's most popular mobile Internet service, and FOMA, launched in 2001 as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA. For more information, visit www.nttdocomo.com


"FOMA" and "i-mode" are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.  The "i-mode" trademark is licensed to several Asian and European countries. NTT DoCoMo's "FOMA" service is only available to subscribers in Japan.