Tuesday, June 3, 2008

NTT Joins Mobile WiMAX Trial for Taiwan's High-Speed Rail

NTT will join a mobile WiMAX trial serving Taiwan's new High Speed Rail, which has served over 24 million since launching a year ago. The mobile WiMAX trial, which is backed by the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan.

NTT's specific technical contributions to this project include:

  • Design wireless area for intra-car communication so as to provide WLAN access service

  • Study inter-car communication and conduct network planning for the cars

  • Design the WiMAX connection between high speed THSR trains running at 300 km/h

  • Evaluate the radio propagation and communication quality, and investigate improvement methods for the quality while traveling at high speed.

NTT Broadband Platform (NTTBP) has been providing WLAN service aboard Japan's "Tsukuba Express" since 2005.


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