NTT DoCoMo (DCM), NEC, Panasonic (PC), and Fujitsu have developed a sample 3G/4G baseband chip,...

|About: NTT DoCoMo, Inc. (DCM)|By:, SA News Editor

NTT DoCoMo (DCM), NEC, Panasonic (PC), and Fujitsu have developed a sample 3G/4G baseband chip, the fruits of an initiative launched with the goal of reducing the companies' dependence on baseband market leader Qualcomm (QCOM). Though Qualcomm has weathered many similar challenges, the higher cost of solutions featuring 4G connectivity is leading to an uptick in competition.