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GCT Semiconductor Powers New 4G LTE Gateway Developed for Cyfrowy Polsat and Plus in Poland

GCT® Semiconductor, a leading designer and supplier of advanced 4G mobile semiconductor solutions, today announced that its LTE chip powers the new 4G LTE gateway, recently launched by Cyfrowy Polsat, Poland’s largest satellite TV operator and Internet access provider; and Plus, one of the biggest Polish telecommunication operators. Featuring superior signal reception, this new LTE gateway manufactured by InterPhone Service (IPS), an innovative Polish producer of advanced electronic equipment, and AsiaTelco (ATEL), a leading worldwide provider of wireless terminals and equipment, offers reliable and fast 4G Internet connectivity for all devices at home. The gateway is specially designed to allow existing Cyfrowy Polsat satellite subscribers and other viewers of TV to easily add LTE connectivity to their homes with a simple and hassle-free installation.

“With over 66% of Poland’s population covered and as we plan to continue to expand our LTE services throughout the country, we are very pleased to be able to offer our customers a quick and convenient way to take advantage of our fast LTE network in their homes,” said Dariusz Dzialkowski, CTO of Cyfrowy Polsat. “This new solution, which can be installed by making use of existing TV installation, increases the power of the LTE signal providing better services for users and improving customer experience.”

“With GCT’s LTE expertise and commercial maturity, we were able to develop a cutting-edge new LTE gateway for Cyfrowy Polsat,” said Jason Ding, CEO of ATEL. “We are pleased to be working closely with GCT and IPS, and are very excited about the launch of this new device.”

“We are very pleased to work with such experienced and well-known companies like Cyfrowy Polsat, GCT and ATEL,” said Adam Siwinski, Member of the Management Board at IPS. “This co-operation not only results in innovative solutions but also creates an excellent platform to offer this product to other operators. It is a great opportunity for our further expansion.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Cyfrowy Polsat, IPS and ATEL for this major LTE gateway product line that enables 4G internet speed to the home,” says Alex Sum, vice president of sales and marketing at GCT Semiconductor, Inc. “An LTE solution such as this gateway is an attractive upgrade option for all satellite TV operators.”

GCT continues to expand its 4G leadership position by offering next-generation FDD and TDD LTE and LTE-Advanced solutions, as well as multi-mode LTE-Adv/-HSPA-GSM chipsets.

About Cyfrowy Polsat

Cyfrowy Polsat is a leading media group in Poland, comprising the following companies: Cyfrowy Polsat - Poland's largest and Europe's fourth largest satellite platform with a total of over 3.5 million subscribers; Telewizja Polsat - a leading commercial broadcaster in Poland, being ranked among the 150 largest and 60 most profitable TV broadcasters in the world, and possessing 24 popular TV channels under “Polsat” brand; Redefine - an owner of the IPLA Internet TV being the leader of the Polish video online market. Cyfrowy Polsat enables its customers to receive over 140 Polish-language channels and over 40 HD channels. Users of the platform can take advantage of the Home Video Rental VOD, PPV, multiroom, catch up TV and online video services. The platform owns a set-top box manufacturing plant. It provides wireless broadband Internet access services based on the HSPA+ and LTE technologies and “TV Mobilna” (mobile TV) services based on Digital Video Broadcasting-Terrestrial technology (DVB-T). Cyfrowy Polsat is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

For more information: www.cyfrowypolsat.pl and www.polsat.pl

About AsiaTelco (ATEL)

Asiatelco (ATEL) is the leading provider of wireless terminal devices and equipments to its value customers worldwide. Its innovative products and solutions are widely used for reliable broadband access and voice communication with 4G LTE, 3G UMTS/EV-DO and 2G CDMA/GSM wireless technologies. ATEL’s products provide solutions to wireless M2M applications, portable broadband internet access, fixed wireless CPEs/Routers/Gateways for voice and broadband data services, and Carrier-Grade 4G LTE Access Products. Its sales and marketing are globally positioned. It has become well-known to worldwide wireless operators due to its excellent products, solutions and services. Contact us at [email protected]

About Interphone Service (IPS)

Interphone Service LLC is a Polish company, offering electronic manufacturing services to various industries. It also produces high-tech consumer electronics products for domestic and international clients. Years of manufacturing experience as well as state of the art production and testing equipment, allows the company to provide products and services of the highest quality. Interphone’s manufacturing plant is situated in the south-east of Poland, within the Special Economic Zone “Euro-Park” Mielec. For more information, visit www.interphone.com.pl

About GCT Semiconductor, Inc.

GCT Semiconductor is a leading fabless designer and supplier of advanced 4G LTE and WiMAX semiconductor solutions. GCT’s market-proven LTE solutions, commercially available since 2010, have enabled fast and reliable LTE connectivity to numerous commercial devices such as smartphones, tablets, hotspots, USB dongles, routers, M2M applications, etc., for the world’s top LTE carriers. GCT’s system-on-chip solutions integrate radio frequency, baseband modem and digital signal processing functions, therefore offering complete 4G platform solutions with small form factors, low power consumption, high performance, high reliability and cost effectiveness. For more information, visit www.gctsemi.com

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