FREMONT, CA – August 8, 2017 – The MulteFire Alliance, an independent, diverse and international member-driven consortium, today announced that, American Tower, H3C, InterDigital Communications, and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. have joined the Alliance to advance MulteFire – an LTE-based technology operating in unlicensed or shared spectrum.

“The MulteFire Alliance encourages innovation that eliminates the requirement for licensed spectrum,” said Mazen Chmaytelli, president, MulteFire Alliance and senior director business development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We are excited to have these leading companies join us as we support the industry’s efforts to bring MulteFire products to market in the near future and enable new deployments such as private networks for industrial IoT.”

Thanks to its LTE-based design for handling interference from multiple users, MulteFire delivers key advantages in terms of capacity, coverage, mobility and reliability. The versatile technology can be deployed as a traditional access mode by a single network operator – an exciting development for enterprise networks seeking a robust, secure, and cost-effective solution.

The Advancement of MulteFire Technology Continues with New Members

American Tower is a provider of wireless and broadcast tower, in-building and outdoor DAS, managed rooftops and services that speed network deployment. With 147,000+ communications sites, it is committed to partnering with customers to develop customized network solutions.

H3C has achieved the biggest ICT share in China’s enterprise market, and as a new IT solution leader, it supports wireless digitization; particularly using unlicensed spectrum to meet small and medium-sized company needs.

InterDigital Communications, Inc. designs and develops advanced technologies that enable and enhance mobile communications and capabilities. Its mobile technologies are at the core of devices, networks, and services worldwide. It solves complex and critical technical challenges, inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks and richer multimedia experiences.

Samsung is a global leader that is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, and digital appliances, as well as network infrastructure. Through deep relationships with global operators and the communications industry ecosystem, Samsung develops small cell technology and network solutions that enable consumers and enterprises to tap the full potential of the mobile broadband experience.

To join the MulteFire Alliance or for more information, visit www.MulteFire.org.

About the MulteFire Alliance

The MulteFire Alliance is an international association dedicated to building a global ecosystem in support of the common interests of members, developers and users in the application of Long Term Evolution (LTE) and next generation mobile cellular technology in configurations that use only unlicensed and shared radio spectrum. For more information about MulteFire technology, its benefits, and how to become a member of the MulteFire Alliance, please visit www.MulteFire.org.