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- Special Feature The Challenge for New Value Creation
Mobile WiMAX to Open New Markets
Through its WiMAX network, UQ Communications Inc. (UQ) works to provide critical communications infrastructure for the creation of a true mobile broadband society. Working with a variety of industries and businesses, UQ is driven to create new markets and new value, and will bring greater convenience and richness to people’s lives.
Characteristics of Mobile WiMAX
Mobile WiMAX is a new world standard telecommunications technology offering high-speed broadband and “always-on” connections accessible even for users in rapidly moving vehicles. Currently, construction of the infrastructure and development of the user devices are going on around the world with the aim of launching services in the near future. As the only domestic mobile WiMAX operator in Japan, UQ is working to establish a nationwide network.
High Speed 40Mbps* downlink/10Mbps* uplink
* Maximum speed
To use the UQ WiMAX service, customers insert a UQ data communications card in their PC. In addition, from July 2009 PCs with a pre-installed WiMAX module started to show up in the market. In the future, cameras, portable game devices, and a wide variety of devices will be available with WiMAX modules already installed, expanding WiMAX beyond the PC into a broader domain of use. UQ is also working as an MNO*1 in building an open network, and by opening its WiMAX network to MVNOs*2 and a wide range of other industry partners, it will create new markets and generate new value as these partners begin to provide an unprecedented variety of devices and services.
*1 Mobile Network Operator *2 Mobile Virtual Network Operator
Can be used even when moving at speeds of up to 200km/hour*.
* 120km/hour under standard WiMAX configuration. Usability in environments up to 200km/ hour evaluated using phasing simulator.
Freed from the frustration of dial-up connections, opens up possibilities for new ways of use. Enables low-cost user device development. Provides an environment that enables those devices to be used as is overseas. Online contract application available using WiMAX frequency, eliminating traditional in-store sign-up procedures.
New Value for KDDI
As UQ’s largest shareholder, KDDI uses its technology and business expertise to help UQ Communications build network infrastructure and develop its operations. The addition of WiMAX services to KDDI’s service lineup will expand the range of solution services that the Company is able to offer, and allow KDDI to provide clients with the convenience and satisfaction that the latest technology makes possible.
Over the Air
Status of Operations
On February 26, 2009, UQ began providing high-speed mobile data communications through its UQ WiMAX service in Tokyo’s 23 wards, in Yokohama, and in parts of Kawasaki. During the trial period extending to the end of June 2009, UQ gathered feedback from 6,000 trial users, and is working to improve service quality based on those responses. From July 2009, UQ started the commercial service as had been planned and the service area has been expanded beyond the Tokyo metropolitan area to include Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe. By the end of FY 2010.3, coverage is expected to include all 18 government-designated major cities nationwide.
Company name: Representative: Established: Shareholders: UQ Communications Inc. Takashi Tanaka, Representative Director August 29, 2007 KDDI Corporation East Japan Railway Company Kyocera Corporation The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Capitalization: URL: ￥47.0 billion http://www.uqwimax.jp (32.26%) (17.65%) (17.65%) (17.65%) (5.00%)
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KDDI CORPORATION Annual Report 2009