Broadcom® 5G WiFi Powers New NTT DOCOMO Smartphone by Sharp
Ecosystem of Available 5G WiFi Products Continues to Expand Across Globe
IRVINE, Calif., June 6, 2013
IRVINE, Calif., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
oNew NTT DOCOMO smartphone by Sharp adopts Broadcom^® 5G WiFi technology
o5G WiFi, based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard, enables faster, more
reliable wireless connectivity with significantly less battery drain
oAnnouncement demonstrates rapid adoption of 5G WiFi across all product
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in
semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced
the new NTT DOCOMO smartphone by Sharp has adopted Broadcom 5G WiFi
technology. Powered by the BCM4335, the AQUOS PHONE ZETA SH-06E provides
customers with the speed, reliability and power benefits of 5G WiFi and adds
to the growing ecosystem of 5G WiFi products available today. For more news,
visit Broadcom's Newsroom.
The 5G WiFi ecosystem has quickly expanded globally across mobile, home and
office networking product segments to include mobile devices, routers, HDTVs,
and laptops. In March 2013, Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and
Communications announced the permitted use of IEEE 802.11ac channels and
operating bands. Since then, several Broadcom partners have launched new 5G
WiFi products in Japan including BUFFALO, Inc.'s AirStation™ WZR-1750DHP
wireless router. As 5G WiFi proliferates into tablets and smartphones like
the AQUOS PHONE ZETA SH-06E, coverage and battery life will improve, leading
to faster download times and a better wireless experience.
"The continued expansion of Broadcom's 5G WiFi across all wireless product
segments enables more and more consumers to enjoy the benefits of the
technology," said David Recker, Broadcom Senior Director, Product Marketing,
Wireless Connectivity Combos. "We're thrilled to partner with leading
companies like Sharp and BUFFALO in driving adoption of high speed 802.11ac
connectivity in Japan and around the world."
The rise in content consumption, particularly in video, coupled with the
growing number of wireless devices being used to access networks has placed
tremendous stress on existing 802.11a/b/g/n networks, resulting in poor
performance, reduced battery life, and slower load times in streaming
content. 5G WiFi improves the wireless range and reliability in the home,
allowing consumers to watch HD-quality video from more devices, and offers
broader coverage with fewer dead spots. It also enhances the ability to
connect multiple devices to the network at the same time and reduces power
consumption by up to 83 percent in mobile devices.
"The next generation of Wi-Fi offers significant advantages over the current
802.11n standard. As consumer electronics companies continue to embrace the
new technology, users worldwide are seeing the benefits of end-to-end 802.11ac
performance for HD video-grade connectivity. This latest device demonstrates a
wider trend for rapid uptake of 802.11ac in smartphones, and by 2014,it is
expected that over 50 percent of smartphones shipped will be 802.11ac
enabled," said Peter Cooney, Practice Director, ABI Research.
The new AQUOS PHONE ZETA SH-06E is available today from NTT DOCOMO, INC.
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Lydia Chan Chris Zegarelli
Manager, Public Relations Senior Director, Investor Relations
 5GHz 802.11ac running at 80MHz bandwidth as compared to 2.4GHz 802.11n
running at 20MHz
SOURCE Broadcom Corporation; BRCM Mobile & Wireless
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