KYOCERA Communications Inc. Joins ng Connect Program to Drive Development of LTE and Other Ultra-High-Bandwidth 4G Technologies
Kyocera Communications Inc. (KCI), the newly formed sales, marketing and service organization for Kyocera- and Sanyo-branded wireless devices in the Americas, today announced that it has joined the ng Connect Program, a multi-industry initiative designed to help drive the development of next-generation broadband services for Long Term Evolution (LTE) and other high-bandwidth technologies.
As part of ng Connect, KCI will be able to work more closely with other members of the organization to develop comprehensive, cost-effective solutions more quickly than if developed independently. ng Connect members span five major categories of applications and solutions: consumer media and entertainment, enterprise collaboration/e-healthcare and productivity, automotive connectivity, digital signage and broadband computing.
"Kyocera has a rich history in the development and advancement of emerging wireless technologies and, as part of the ng Connect Program, we welcome the opportunity to help shape the future of LTE and other next-generation technologies," said Eiichi Toriyama, president of KCI. "Organizations like the ng Connect Program, which are driving collaboration among leaders in the wireless industry, help ensure faster, more efficient progress and ultimately make the promise of 4G technologies a reality for consumers."
The program will launch primary research projects and address issues to assist operators and manufacturers in addressing various business and industry needs associated with ultra high-bandwidth technologies.
About the ng Connect Program
The ng Connect Program is an industry organization committed to the development and rapid deployment of the next generation of broadband services based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) and other ultra high bandwidth technologies. Founded in 2009, the ng Connect Program is supported by leading network, consumer electronics, application and content providers including 4DK, Alcatel-Lucent, Buzznet, chumby, Connect2Media, dimedis, FISHLABS, HP, Kyocera Communications Inc., LearningMate, QNX, Samsung, SIGNEXX, Total Immersion, TuneWiki and Words & Numbers. For more information on the ng Connect Program, please visit: www.ngconnect.org .
About Kyocera Communications Inc.
Kyocera Communications Inc. (KCI) is the sales, marketing, customer engineering and service headquarters for Kyocera- and Sanyo-branded wireless products and accessories in the Americas. The company's devices are driving the convergence of telecommunications, broadband and multimedia. KCI was formed in April 2009 through the combination of Kyocera Wireless Corp. and Kyocera Sanyo Telecommunications Inc., two wholly owned subsidiaries of Kyocera International Inc. The former was created when Kyocera purchased QUALCOMM Incorporated's consumer wireless phone business in 2000, while the latter was formed when Kyocera purchased the wireless phone business of Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. in 2008. Based in San Diego, KCI leverages Japan's history of creating advanced consumer technologies around humanism and respect for the environment and blending them with a Western entrepreneurialism and style, resulting in a unique design language and a natural, user-friendly interface. For more information, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com .
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, laser printers, copiers, solar energy systems and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2008, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$12.9 billion (JP¥1,290,436 million) with net income of approximately US$1.0 billion (JP¥107,244 million).
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