Sunday, December 3, 2006

Nortel and Toshiba Test Mobile WiMAX

Nortel and Toshiba Corporation are collaborating on a mobile WiMAX trial being conducted by the Tohoku Bureau of Telecommunications, a regional arm of Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), as part of MIC's "Next Generation Broadband Strategy 2010." The vision is targeting anywhere, anytime connectivity for all citizens by 2010 through universal broadband services supporting Internet access, VoIP, video conferencing, interactive gaming and other high-bandwidth services.

Nortel will provide base stations and terminals from its WiMAX portfolio for the trial as well as engineering services. Toshiba Corporation will handle system integration and field tests.

Ishinomaki, a port city on Honshu Island in Tohoku's Miyagi Prefecture, was selected as the site for the trial because of the limited availability of broadband access.

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