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.
"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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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.