Press Release

December 11, 2017

KDDI Certifies Altair CAT-1 Chipset with Ecrio’s VoLTE for Commercial Roll-out

KDDI Certifies Altair CAT-1 Chipset with Ecrio’s VoLTE for Commercial Roll-out

Approval Paves Way for Availability of Voice Services on IoT Devices in Japanese Market

HOD HASHARON, Israel and CUPERTINO, California, December 11, 2017  – Altair Semiconductor, a leading provider of LTE chipsets, and Ecrio, the leading provider of LTE real time communications client software, today announced that Altair’s ALT1160 chipset – along with Ecrio’s MCCS VoLTE solution – have been certified for deployment on KDDI’s Japanese network. This VoLTE certification was based on extensive interoperability, conformance and performance testing to ensure rapid deployment of new IoT voice services.

Altair’s ALT1160 is a CAT-1 chipset designed specifically for IoT and M2M applications, such as wearables, vehicle telematics, smart meters and security applications. The ALT1160 features best-in-class power consumption, extending battery life beyond 10 years, and offers unique features such as enhanced security and a customizable application layer.

Based on the mature and patented FlexIMS™ architecture, Ecrio’s MCCS VoLTE solution enables a broad range of voice services on LTE enabled devices. It is standards compliant and has been certified and deployed globally on a variety of device types on Carrier Networks.

“This VoLTE certification is an important milestone for KDDI, as it enables our customers to add differentiated voice services on CAT-1 enabled IoT devices in Japan,” said Hiroshi Tsuji, General Manager at KDDI. “We are looking forward to a continued partnership with Altair and Ecrio.”

“This long-time partnership with KDDI and Ecrio will accelerate the introduction of IoT voice services in high value industrial and consumer use cases,” said Eran Eshed, Co-founder and VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Altair. “We are pleased to have been awarded this certification by KDDI and are committed to supporting their business as they roll out advanced IoT services in the Japan market.”

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with KDDI and Altair to deliver VoLTE solutions across LTE device categories,” said Michel Gannage, Founder and CEO of Ecrio.

About Altair Semiconductor
Altair Semiconductor is a leading provider of LTE chipsets. Altair’s portfolio covers the complete spectrum of cellular 4G market needs, from supercharged video-centric applications all the way to ultra-low power, low cost IoT and M2M. Altair has shipped millions of LTE chipsets to date, commercially deployed on the world’s most advanced LTE networks including Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Softbank and KT (Korea Telecom). The company’s customer roster includes some of the world’s leading OEMs and ODMs, such as Hewlett-Packard, ASUS, D-Link and WNC, as well as the majority of Asian ODMs developing LTE products for global markets. For more information, visit Follow Altair on Twitter: @AltairSemi.

About Ecrio

Ecrio is the leading supplier of 4G/LTE real time communications client software. Ecrio offers a comprehensive suite of standards compliant (3GPP, GSMA) Communications Client Solutions including Advanced Messaging, Rich Communication Services (RCS), Voice and Video over LTE (VoLTE/ViLTE), and WiFi Calling. Built on the patented FlexIMS™ Architecture, Ecrio solutions can be deployed on chip (iota), on devices (mccs) or in the cloud (nimbus). Ecrio’s customers include industry Tier 1 operators, leading device makers and chipset platform providers. For more information, please visit

FlexIMS™ and iota™ are trademarks of Ecrio Inc.

About KDDI
KDDI, a Fortune Global 500 company and one of Asia’s largest telecommunications providers, has a proven global track record of high quality service delivery. We provide a multitude of services, including mobile phone services, fixed-line communication, and data centers, thus making us the optimum one-stop solution provider for everything telecommunications and IT environment related. For more information, please visit