Wavesat announced that its “Odyssey” chipset is the first, and currently the only, to be widely deployed in Willcom’s new “XGP” broadband wireless network, which entered commercial service this month in Japan. Willcom’s data-only XGP service, based on a 4G “OFDMA” standard, is available to the general public and enterprise users. The 4G multi-core architecture incorporates multiple ultra low power DSPs, offering flexibility, high performance and low power consumption. The SOC manufactured using advanced Embedded DRAM technology requires no external memory, thus saving customers power consumption for very small form-factor. The Odyssey chipset is featured in Willcom’s GX001N XGP PC Cards manufactured by NEC.
From the Press Release:
“XGP represents one of the most leading edge OFDM networks in deployment today. Launching this innovative service in Japan has been a very exciting time for Willcom,” said Mr. Yoshioki Chika, Executive Vice President of Willcom. “Working with our valuable partners, such as Wavesat, over the past several months has enabled us to achieve this success and we look forward to more advanced projects in the future.”
“We were the first to offer a truly multi-mode 4G broadband chipset and we are proud to be the first to follow up with true mass deployment of the solution in Willcom’s XGP network,” said Raj Singh, President and CEO of Wavesat. “This deployment represents a significant milestone for the company and is a measure of the power and flexibility of a true mutli-protocol architecture.”