KDDI is pleased to announce the launch of the DO CARD, a CDMA2000 1X EV-DO service compliant card device for wireless data communications at a 2GHz frequency band. The card will be available from March 31, 2004. The new card will supercede the DO-BOX, and come with an expanded service area, including Nagoya and Osaka, and a revised service fee structure enabling users to take greater advantage of the service.
Presently, the 2GHz service area covers central Tokyo, including the Chiyoda-ku, Chuo-ku, Minato-ku, Shinjuku-ku, Bunkyo-ku, and Shibuya-ku wards. This service area will expand to central Nagoya and central Osaka. Users are required to subscribe to either of KDDI’s Internet access services, DION or Hikari Plus Net, to enable wireless data transmission using the 2GHz frequency band. Additional ISPs supporting 2GHz wireless service will be added.
Basic fees are set at 1,500 yen per month (a reduction from 21,000 yen per month) and communications fees are set at 0.1 yen per packet. KDDI will also offer monthly fixed package fees. Packet Wari WIN Middle is fixed at 4,000 yen/month for transmission volume of up to 160,000 packets, and Packet Wari WIN Super will be offered for 7,500 yen/month for up to 500,000 packets.
2GHz DO CARD Specifications
Product name 2GHz DO CARD (pronounced D-O card)Manufacturer Hitachi Ltd.Size Approx. 54 (W) x 110 (H) x 11 (D) mm Weight Approx. 50gTransmission standard 1X EV-DOPower source DC3.3V (from PC card slot supply)Data signaling rate 2.4Mbps or less downlink/144kbps or less uplinkOperating system Windows 2000/Windows XPInterface PC card Type II ExtendedHardware requirement Temperature: 5 – 40 C Humidity environment: 30 – 85% Retail price 14,800 Yen (15,540 yen tax included)
About KDDI Corporation
KDDI Corporation was established in 1984 and is currently the second largest telecommunications company in Japan, providing a comprehensive range of voice, data, IP and mobile services to both business customers and consumers. After merging with KDD and IDO in October, 2000, KDDI serves over 15 million long-distance subscribers, 1.4 million internet subscribers, 13 million mobile subscribers, and 5 million PHS subscribers. KDDI has 34,000 km of highly reliable domestic network infrastructure, in addition to optical submarine cable systems such as TPC-5, Japan-US CN and China-US CN. KDDI also works to develop advanced technology in the areas of radio & mobile, lightwave, multimedia, and Internet communications. The KDDI Group consists of approx 100 companies covering a wide variety of telecommunications-related businesses such as engineering, facility hosting, submarine cable construction, and R&D.For further information, please visit the KDDI Corporation home page at: www.kddi.com/english/index.html
Japan Corporate News, forKDDI CorporationTokyo, Japan