Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Japan's EMOBILE Launches 21 Mbps HSPA+ with Huawei

MOBILE has launched Japan' s first commercial HSPA+ mobile broadband network, delivering downlink speeds of up to 21.6 Mbps. The new 3G network covers cities such as Hokkaido, Sendai, Niigata, Hiroshima, Fukuoka and Nagasaki.

Huawei provided EMOBILE with its end-to-end solution including the advanced distributed base station (DBS), as well as its HSPA+ data card (D31HW). Financial terms were not disclosed.

EMOBILE, which was established in January 2005, is a subsidiary of eAccess Ltd., an ADSL provider in Japan. As of June 30, 2009, EMOBILE had 1.67 million subscribers.