Japan Communications Inc. (JCI) and Imagination Bring Advanced VoIP Capability to Smartphone Subscribers in Japan

TOKYO and LONDON, April 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) and Japan Communications Inc. (JCI) announce that JCI has licensed Imagination's ClearCall VoIP solution to bring high-quality VoIP services to its customers in Japan.

JCI, a leading provider of mobile data and voice communications services for corporations, professionals and individuals, will leverage Imagination's ClearCall Android/iOS VoIP client as the basis of a new JTalk VoIP offering for its smartphone subscribers. With JTalk, customers will be able to make high-quality calls over Wi-Fi and 3G/4G wireless networks.

JCI is a global Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) as well as an experienced Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE). As a leading MVNE, JCI will also provide the JTalk client to its MVNO business partners to enhance their core products and services.

Imagination's ClearCall is a comprehensive software solution for high-quality voice and video over IP (VoIP and V.VoIP) media processing. With its unique, proven algorithms, ClearCall provides enhanced voice and video quality for consistent, superior user experiences across devices in both wired and wireless environments, and in varying network conditions.

Says Naohisa Fukuda, executive vice president & representative director, JCI: "JCI offers the widest mobile coverage in Japan and we are constantly expanding our coverage around the globe. We are dedicated to providing our customers with the most cutting-edge, advanced mobile technology. We selected Imagination's ClearCall VoIP client as the engine inside our forthcoming JTalk VoIP client because it is an advanced VoIP solution with the best performance, lowest power consumption and superior voice quality that is already proven on multiple platforms."

Says Krishna Raghavan, vice president, VoIP business operations, Imagination: "Our ClearCall IP builds on Imagination's many years' experience in delivering high-quality VoIP solutions, as well as our extensive knowledge of voice and video processing, gained from solutions already shipped in millions of devices worldwide. We are delighted that JCI, one of the world's leading MVNOs, has chosen our latest ClearCall technology for its new VoIP service that it will be rolling out to its customers. We believe their customers will appreciate the higher quality voice calls, advanced features and multi-platform support that ClearCall delivers."


The JTalk client will be available from JCI.

ClearCall is available as a licensable solution from Imagination. Contact info@imgtec.com.

About Japan Communications Inc.

JCI was established on May 24th, 1996 with the purpose of focusing on the next generation of internet and restructuring the telecommunication industry with the emergence of mobile devices. JCI's business model was later referred to as "mobile virtual network operator" which became known as MVNO. In March 2009, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications implemented a policy to open up the cellular industry, making it possible for JCI to have an interconnection with NTT Docomo. As the primary MVNO leader with strong technological vision and aggressive implementation, JCI will continue to create unique communication services using its own patented technology for network security, cutting edge technologies in network efficiencies, and real-time authentication technologies. Offices are located in Tokyo, Colorado, and Georgia. JCI is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (Securities Code: 9424). See: http://www.j-com.co.jp/

About ClearCall Voice and Video over IP Solutions

Imagination's ClearCall range of licensable IP includes comprehensive software applications delivering everything needed to implement high-quality, power-efficient enhanced WebRTC, Voice and Video over IP and LTE (V.VoIP, VoLTE), and Rich Communications Suite (RCS) for multi-mode wireless and wireline devices. ClearCall IP products and technologies are 'carrier-grade' cross-platform solutions, already deployed in millions of devices. Built on years of engineering experience to ensure that they are ready for the most extensive 3G, 4G and enterprise network deployments, the applications are available for Android, iOS, Windows and Linux environments. ClearCall technology is also used together with Imagination's FlowCloud device-to-cloud technology in Imagination's innovative FlowTalk service.

About Imagination Technologies

Imagination is a global technology leader whose products touch the lives of billions of people across the globe. The company's broad range of silicon IP (intellectual property) includes the key processing blocks needed to create the SoCs (Systems on Chips) that power all mobile, consumer and embedded electronics. Its unique software IP, infrastructure technologies and system solutions enable its customers to get to market quickly with complete and highly differentiated SoC platforms. Imagination's licensees include many of the world's leading semiconductor manufacturers, network operators and OEMs/ODMs who are creating some of the world's most iconic products. See: www.imgtec.com.

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