ZTE Delivers Icera-Powered T-Mobile webConnect(R) Rocket(TM) 2.0 Laptop Stick for 4G Wireless Web SurfingBy Icera Inc, PRNE
Monday, December 6, 2010
Mobile Broadband USB Laptop Stick Operates on T-Mobile's 4G Network; Delivers Blazing Fast Downloads for Apps, Pictures and Videos
RICHARDSON, Texas and BRISTOL, England, December 7, 2010 - ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications
equipment and network solutions, and Icera Inc., the mobile broadband
semiconductor company, today announced ZTE's first mobile broadband USB stick
for T-Mobile USA's 4G network, the webConnect Rocket 2.0, which is powered
by Icera's Livanto(R) software-defined baseband chipset. Launched in late
July, exclusively from T-Mobile, the webConnect Rocket 2.0. delivers 4G
speeds for fast downloads of apps, pictures and videos.
"T-Mobile offers the largest 4G network in the U.S. today, and customers
in more than 80 metropolitan areas can enjoy faster Web browsing, more
seamless video streaming and quicker downloads than ever before at no
additional cost," said Jeremy Korst, Director of broadband products and
services, T-Mobile USA. "Working with ZTE and Icera on the webConnect Rocket
2.0 has enabled T-Mobile to deliver on its commitment to provide a 4G mobile
broadband experience, combined with affordable and flexible plans."
The webConnect Rocket 2.0 is the first USB modem in the US to incorporate
Icera's IceClear(TM) interference-aware technology. IceClear(TM) uses
sophisticated signal processing algorithms implemented in software to cancel
the effect of interference from other cells, potentially delivering faster
speeds to T-Mobile customers in weaker signal areas and improving network
efficiency and reliability.
Featuring an innovative dual-rotational USB design, the webConnect Rocket
2.0 can accommodate any laptop USB port configuration. T-Mobile customers can
enjoy maximum flexibility while on the road with access to T-Mobile's 4G
mobile broadband network, as well as 3G and EDGE compatibility. T-Mobile's
monthly postpaid webConnect service also includes unlimited access to
thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots on the T-Mobile HotSpot network.
The built-in T-Mobile connection manager allows users to manage all of
their mobile broadband and Wi-Fi connections, including home network, office
network and the T-Mobile HotSpot network. This software makes connecting easy
with a one-click login for the T-Mobile HotSpot network, secure
authentication through WPA and 802.1x, VPN support, auto detection of any
available wireless network and a worldwide T-Mobile HotSpot location
"The Rocket 2.0 USB showcases ZTE's technology innovation and is a major
milestone in ZTE's plan to establish its presence in the U.S. We selected
Icera's Livanto(R) chipset because of its unique, high performance soft modem
technology, which enabled the fast delivery of HSPA+ capability. This
innovative technology enabled us to complete this project on schedule," said
Mr. Lixin Cheng, CEO, ZTE USA. "T-Mobile is driving toward having the most
pervasive 4G mobile broadband network in the U.S. and we are pleased to offer
a device as part of their HSPA+ network expansion."
Stan Boland, President & CEO of Icera Inc., said: "Interference-aware
receiver technology has been known to achieve substantial user throughput and
cell capacity gains for some time, but until now has been prohibitively
complex and expensive to implement. The advantage of IceClear(TM), to
manufacturers, operators and customers, is to deliver this technology in
software at no additional silicon cost."
Key features of the webConnect Rocket 2.0:
- Delivers blazing fast downloads on T-Mobile's 4G network - Icera software-defined chipset including IceClear(TM) interference-aware technology - Dual-rotational USB for universal USB port configuration compatibility - MicroSD memory card slot supports up to 32 GB memory - VPN support from Microsoft, Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks Limited, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. and NetMotion Wireless - Windows and Mac compatible
ZTE is a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and
network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering
virtually every sector of the wireline, wireless, service and terminals
markets. The company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services
to over 500 operators in more than 140 countries, helping them to meet the
changing needs of their customers while achieving continued revenue growth.
ZTE's 2009 revenue led the industry with a 36% increase to USD 8,820.7
million. ZTE commits 10 percent of its revenue to research and development
and takes a leading role in a wide range of international bodies developing
emerging telecoms standards. A company with sound corporate social
responsibility (CSR) initiatives, ZTE is a member of the UN Global Compact.
ZTE is China's only listed telecom manufacturer, publicly traded on both the
Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share
stock code: 000063.SZ). For more information, please visit
Icera is a fabless semiconductor company, pioneering software-defined
modem chipsets for the fast growing smartphone and Mobile Broadband device
markets. Icera technology delivers the highest performance modem solutions
with the smallest silicon die size for smartphones, tablets and USB sticks.
Icera technology supports 4G (LTE, HSPA+), 3G (HSPA) and 2G standards.
Founded in 2002, Icera is headquartered in the UK, with design locations in
the UK, France, USA and China, with customer engineering and sales offices in
Europe, Asia and the USA. For more information, visit the Icera web site at
 T-Mobile's 4G HSPA+ network not available everywhere.
Media Contacts: John Kang, ZTE USA, Inc., +1-972-671-8885 x164, John.Kang at zteusa.com ; Samantha Chen, Bite Communications, +1-416-217-0777, Samantha.Chen at bitecommunications.com ; Sally Doherty, Icera Inc., +44-1454-284859, Email: sally at icerasemi.com
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