SAN DIEGO, March 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., KDDI Corporation, and NEC Platforms, Ltd. have announced shipment of the world's first commercially available draft 802.11ax carrier gateway. The BL1000HW is scheduled for delivery to KDDI home subscribers in Japan in March 2018, is based on Qualcomm Technologies' IPQ807x family of 802.11ax chipsets, and is designed by NEC Platforms. The platform delivers up to 4x higher wireless networking throughput versus previously deployed carrier gateway solutions and delivers better performance for bandwidth-intensive applications and environments.
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About KDDI Corporation
KDDI is the second largest telecommunication service provider in Japan, offering both mobile and fixed-line communications. With its well-established base of over 50 million customers, and through mobile services and shops offering its "au" brand, KDDI is expanding its services into the "Life Design" business, which includes fintech, e-commerce and nationwide electric power utility services. With a 60-year history, KDDI is now focusing on creating smart infrastructure through IoT technologies and open innovation with partners and start-up companies in diverse industries. KDDI is accelerating the global growth of its telecommunications consumer business, with operations in Myanmar and Mongolia, and in the global ICT business with the "TELEHOUSE" brand. KDDI (TYO: 9433) is listed on the Tokyo stock exchange.
About NEC Platforms, Ltd.
NEC Platforms is a leader in Japan broadband access market. NEC Platforms was established in July 1, 2014 as a core manufacturing company that undertakes the entire process of development and production including computer equipment, communication equipment, terminals and embedded equipment for NEC's "Solutions for Society" project. For more information, please visit https://www.necplatforms.co.jp/en/index.html.
The NEC Group globally provides "Solutions for Society" that promote the safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. Under the company's corporate message of "Orchestrating a brighter world," NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information, please visit http://www.nec.com/en/global/about/vision/message.html.
IPQ807x is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.
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