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NTT Advanced Technology has announced a prototype Internet access system for mobile phone users. Hot Access utilizes a cellphone’s infrared communications capability and a fixed-rate broadband network service to enable users to access mobile Internet content without being charged a packet fee. (Have to wonder what DoCoMo thinks about competition from a sister company? — Ed.)
The system consists of a number of receiver and transmitter units (sub-units) and a base station, which can host up to five sub-units via Bluetooth. The system, when installed at a restaurant or a shop, will provide mobile phone users with free Internet connectivity.
The company will demonstrate the technology at FOODTECH 2004 (October 20 – 23, INTEX-OSAKA). Moreover, NTT-AT plans to recruit restaurant owners from the food service industry to launch a trail service within the year.
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