The Collaboration Enables Mobile Operators to Offer New Services to Home Subscribers
SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DSP Group®, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home, and Huawei Device, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, announced that DSP Group's XceedR™ digital cordless chipset solution is powering the new Huawei F685 3G DECT Digital Cordless Phone. Operating as a regular cordless home phone, the F685 connects calls over a 3G network rather than a telephone jack. This outcome is part of the companies' joint effort to enable mobile operators to offer a new array of voice and value-added services (VAS) to home subscribers.
Fixed wireless telephony (FWT) is helping redefine telephony at home. A convenient and cost-effective method for home phone installation, FWT opens the door to a new world of voice services and VAS for home subscribers over cellular networks. And with cordless telephony fast becoming the world's most popular wireless voice technology for the home, DSP Group is leading the way in fixed mobile convergence (FMC). The world leader in DECT, DSP Group is collaborating with Huawei, a world leader in wireless, to deliver state-of-the-art FMC products to European operators. Cordless-enhanced FWT not only facilitates installation for operators, but also extends home voice coverage range and enhances voice quality for home subscribers.
DSP Group's XceedR family of DECT system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions provides high integration, flexibility and performance for digital cordless applications. The cost-effective cordless chipset solutions combine state-of-the-art RF and ARM9™ baseband functions in a single chip package with a rich set of telephony features and advanced audio-processing capabilities. As a result, XceedR offers the best cost-performance solution for mid- to high-range DECT/DECT6.0/CAT-iq and WDCT cordless applications.
"The release of our F685 3G DECT Digital Cordless Phone is helping to bring the wireless world one step closer to the home," said Mr. Zhi Hao, VP of Home Device Products Line at Huawei. "By working together with DSP Group, we're able to deliver the best of wireless and cordless technology to mobile operators, who are now ideally positioned to offer a host of new, revenue-generating services to home subscribers."
"We are excited to have partnered with Huawei in this exciting and fast growing market of FMC devices to the home," said Oz Zimerman, Corporate VP of Marketing and Business Development at DSP Group. "Leveraging Huawei's cutting-edge wireless capabilities and our cordless leading position and core expertise, we are able to offer mobile operators an increase in their ARPU as well as improved subscriber loyalty."
About Huawei Device
Huawei Device believes that everyone can be the center of information and that the world would be a better place if access and information barriers were knocked down. Its strong suite of mobile phones, mobile broadband devices and home devices is testimony to Huawei Device's focus on customers and its commitment to providing user-friendly mobile internet experiences through ongoing innovation. Based on more than two decades of success in the information and communications industry, and with our own channel expertise, operational capabilities and global partner resources, Huawei Device is transforming from a company that sells millions of devices in single transactions to large businesses, to a "Business-to-People (B2P) brand that also sells individual devices directly to millions of people. As at the end of 2011, Huawei Device serves more than 500 operators all over the world.
For more information, visit Huawei Device online: www.huaweidevice.com
About DSP Group
DSP Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG) is a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home. Delivering system solutions that combine semiconductors and software with reference designs, DSP Group enables consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers to cost-effectively develop new revenue-generating applications with fast time to market. At the forefront of semiconductor innovation and operational excellence for over two decades, and with a growing share of the wireless home telephony market, DSP Group provides a broad portfolio of wireless chipsets integrating DECT, Wi-Fi, PSTN and VoIP technologies with state-of-the-art application processors. Enabling converged voice, audio, video and data connectivity across diverse consumer products – from cordless and VoIP phones to home gateways and connected multimedia screens – DSP Group proactively partners with CE manufacturers to shape the future of converged communications at home.
For more information, visit www.dspg.com.
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