KDDI has announced “Office Wise”, a new au based service designed to provide an inexpensive mobile and seamless PBX call-service alternative for corporate clients in their local office buildings and plant areas. “Office Wise”, the first service of its kind in the industry, will launch on November 30, 2004, in the Tokyo area, with rapid expansion to the Osaka and Nagoya areas. Office Wise customers use the local area wireless call service by simply installing the required Office Wise equipment at the business site and pre-registering a local area number (up to 11 digits) for use with their au mobile phone units. In addition to calls between registered mobile phones, users can make calls to the extension lines of existing PBX networks by simply adding the “*55″ prefix to the extension line number being called.
Designed to enhance work efficiency by ensuring, for example, that staff receive their calls even when away from the desk, Office Wise is intended as an alternative to existing corporate extension-line based networks. Other advantages include greater freedom in designing business site layout through the elimination of excessive traditional wiring. This will also serve to improve site construction efficiency and significantly reduce costs.
Office Wise is designed for use with standard au mobile phones (CDMA One, CDMA 1X and CDMA 1X WIN), making it easy for users to change models as required. It can also be used in conjunction with various mobile solutions services including the au mobile phone-based Keitai Office service.
The Office Wise local area call service will cost only Y900 (Y945, including consumption tax) per month, offering a significant reduction from standard mobile phone rates for business communication. Calls to the local area number of a registered mobile phone unit located outside the designated local area are automatically rerouted to that phone. The charge for rerouted calls to outside-area phone units will be Y30 / min. (Y31.5 / min. including consumption tax).
Standard mobile phone charges will apply for calls made from Office Wise registered mobile phones to standard mobile phones, standard subscriber landline phones, IP phones and from registered phones that are located outside the local area.
This system’s name, “Office Wise”, is an expression of how mobile technology can be used wisely in office environments. “Wise” represents the first letters of the elements that comprise this service, which include Wireless, Intelligent and Synergy Effect (combining traditional services with mobile solutions).
Call Type Diving Procedure Charges
Registered phone ->
Reg. phone (in area) *55 + local area number Standard call rate
Registered phone ->
Reg. phone (outside area) *55 + local area number (rerouted) Rerouting call rate
Registered phone -> *55 + site telephone number
PBX ext. phone + local area number Standard call rate
Registered phone -> Called mobile phone number Standard mobile
Standard mobile phone call rate
PBX ext. phone -> PBX prefix no. + site number Standard call rate
Registered phone (in area) + local area number
PBX ext. phone -> PBX prefix no. + site number Rerouting call rate
Registered phone + local area number (rerouted)
Item Charge for service
Standard call rate Y900 (Y945, including consumption tax)
(the reduced rate for local area calls) per subscriber line (number) per month
Charges for options
Call rerouting fee Y2,000 (2,100, including consumption tax)
per channel per month
Rerouted call rate (metered) Y30(Y31.5, including consumption tax)
Breakdown of rerouted call charges Y100(Y105, including consumption tax)
per channel per month
PBX direct charges Y30,000(Y31,500 including consumption tax)
per subscriber line (PRI) per month
* Other incidental one-off service startup charges also apply.
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
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