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Texas Instruments Envisions a New World Network for Wired and Wireless Communications

Global Consumers to Access Voice and Data Services Independent of Device or Connection, Enabling Ubiquitous Connectivity and Mobility

Feb 5, 2007

DALLAS (Feb. 5, 2007) – As telecommunications service providers around the world convert their networks to support packet-based transmission, each will strive to deliver an infrastructure capable of deploying next generation services rapidly without compromising the high reliability and service quality. Analyst firm Yankee Group estimates that the service providers will spend hundreds of billions to convert their networks over the next 5 years. This conversion will create a new world network that will offer the consumers around the globe the ability to access broadband data and voice services independent of device or network connection. And Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) [NYSE:TXN] possesses the vision, technology and product portfolio today to make possible this new world network. For more information on TI's vision for the new world network, go to www.ti.com/civision.

The fundamental trends in the market and shifts in technology driving the new world network are happening now:

  • The next billion wireless subscribers – growth past 3 to 4 billion worldwide users 
  • Broadband data goes mobile 
  • Internet Protocol (IP) becomes the pervasive network transport technology 
  • Convergence of fixed line and mobile services

Texas Instruments combines not only board-level but system-level and application-level expertise to guide manufacturers and service providers through these challenging network evolutions. The company's end-to-end technology spans the entire communications network, from the home VoIP phone or broadband modem to the cellular handset, media gateway, and cellular infrastructure. As the communications industry evolves toward network transformation, TI technology will drive the changes that support convergence quicker, faster and more effectively over wired, wireless and broadband networks.


"This conversion will ultimately create a new "anywhere" network that will offer consumers around the globe the ability to access broadband data and voice services independent of a device or network connection", said Berge Ayvazian, Chief Strategy Officer at Yankee Group. "The carriers' transition to an all-IP network is clearly the largest and most challenging undertaking in recent history. While its completion will be years ahead, the path chosen is critical. We believe that having a flexible, scalable solution such as TI's at the core will bode well for success."


Carriers Desire New Services Without Sacrificing Quality

While the new world network will enable carriers to deliver new, value-added services to customers, carriers must ensure quality of service is not compromised. Moreover, this network transformation must occur with a keen eye toward minimizing capital and operational expenses. From a carrier perspective, TI's programmable DSP-based solutions aid in reducing capital and operating expenses, increase the number of services offered while maintaining the "Five Nines" level of reliability required by service providers. Network equipment containing TI DSPs at the core can easily be monitored, maintained and updated, significantly improving the service quality they are able to deliver to customers. Equipment that lasts longer drastically reduces capital and operating expenditures, helping improve profitability for the operators. Deploying cost-effective network solutions enables service providers to offer more services, expand into new markets and increase their worldwide reach. 


"TI strives to understand not only the requirements of our direct customers, the equipment manufacturers, but also the demands of our carrier customers, and the constantly changing market environment in which they must make large and expensive decisions," said Brian Glinsman, general manager of TI's communications infrastructure and voice group. "The promise of the new world network includes improved quality of service and deployment of new services coupled with tighter operational controls. TI technology fulfills that promise."


Supporting OEMs With End to End System Expertise

Equipment manufacturers are tasked with meeting carriers' needs as well as their own objectives of time to market and design re-use. Developing solutions with its customer demands in mind, TI's platforms allow OEMs to build efficient network equipment that can support and manage multiple real-time voice, video and data streams. At the core of any successful IP network are TI's high performance DSPs, able to deliver 3GHz performance today in critical communications infrastructure applications such as 2G and 3G base stations and media gateways. Key analog components operate with lightening speed, making the conversion from analog to digital and back appear seamless. Software and development tools not only speed time to market but enable manufacturers to customize and differentiate their products. The net result is a portfolio of silicon and software products from TI, built for network equipment manufacturers, that provides performance, flexibility, scalability and the ability to differentiate and get to market more quickly than alternatives.


With market-leading positions in broadband, wireless and VoIP, TI is committed to delivering state-of-the-art solutions manufactured in advanced process technologies. Strengthening its position as a global leader in communications infrastructure silicon and software solutions, TI today announced a new processor for wireless baseband sytems, and a new platform for carrier core infrastructure, expanding the breadth of its communications infrastructure product portfolio. Both solutions will be on display in Hall 8, booth #8A84 at the 3GSM Congress, February 12-16, 2007 in Barcelona, Spain. For additional information on TI's vision for the future of communications infrastructure, please visit: 

http://www.ti.com