DSP Group, a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home, and Huawei Device, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, announced that DSP Group's XceedR digital cordless chipset solution is powering the new Huawei F685 3G DECT Digital Cordless Phone. Operating as a regular cordless home phone, the F685 connects calls over a 3G network rather than a telephone jack. This outcome is part of the companies' joint effort to enable mobile operators to offer a new array of voice and value-added services (VAS) to home subscribers.

Fixed wireless telephony (FWT) is helping redefine telephony at home. A convenient and cost-effective method for home phone installation, FWT opens the door to a new world of voice services and VAS for home subscribers over cellular networks. And with cordless telephony fast becoming the world's most popular wireless voice technology for the home, DSP Group is leading the way in fixed mobile convergence (FMC).

The world leader in DECT, DSP Group is collaborating with Huawei, a world leader in wireless, to deliver state-of-the-art FMC products to European operators. Cordless-enhanced FWT not only facilitates installation for operators, but also extends home voice coverage range and enhances voice quality for home subscribers.

DSP Group's XceedR family of DECT system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions provides high integration, flexibility and performance for digital cordless applications. The cost-effective cordless chipset solutions combine state-of-the-art RF and ARM9(TM) baseband functions in a single chip package with a rich set of telephony features and advanced audio-processing capabilities. As a result, XceedR offers the best cost-performance solution for mid- to high-range DECT/DECT6.0/CAT-iq and WDCT cordless applications.

"The release of our F685 3G DECT Digital Cordless Phone is helping to bring the wireless world one step closer to the home," said Mr. Zhi Hao, VP of Home Device Products Line at Huawei. "By working together with DSP Group, we're able to deliver the best of wireless and cordless technology to mobile operators, who are now ideally positioned to offer a host of new, revenue-generating services to home subscribers."

"We are excited to have partnered with Huawei in this exciting and fast growing market of FMC devices to the home," said Oz Zimerman, Corporate VP of Marketing and Business Development at DSP Group. "Leveraging Huawei's cutting-edge wireless capabilities and our cordless leading position and core expertise, we are able to offer mobile operators an increase in their ARPU as well as improved subscriber loyalty."

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