KDDI has announced a contract with Hutchison CAT Wireless Multimedia Ltd., a leading cellular phone carrier in Thailand, for the construction of a high-precision global positioning system (GPS). The contract is based on the gpsOne system which KDDI presently offers in Japan in cooperation with NEC as EZ NAVI, and is worth a total of approximately 1 billion yen. In constructing the new system, KDDI will cooperate with Snap Track, Inc., regarding the gpsOne system license and technological support.
KDDI will also receive cooperation from Qualcomm, Inc. relating to the technological support associated with the CDMA system.
KDDI has been providing a commercial gpsOne global positioning system service since the end of 2001, and was the first company in the industry to introduce such a service. On this new occasion, as part of the development of the company’s new solutions business, KDDI will provide the support to Hutchison CAT for the provision of the cellular phone-based global positioning service utilizing KDDI know-how as the leading cellular phone carrier regarding the same type of global positioning service in Japan. Continue >>