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Kyocera has obtained a permit from the government to begin experiments of the “iBurst System,” ArrayComm’s wireless technology with maximum downstread of 1Mbps, and has begun testing the technology inside of their Yokohama office. The system is said to have a data receiving capability of a maximum of 1Mbps. Based on the TDD standard, a service using iBurst began in March of this year in Australia. The companies offer base station access via PC cards to clients on a monthly flat-rate data service package.
The band used during experiments is the 2GHz frequency band. The experimental license allots a year for “something effective,” a maximum downstream of 2Mbps by next year, and a maximum downstream of 10Mbps by 2009. However, Kyocera has said “it’s not like, in the future, Kyocera itself will be offering any sort of business services as a communications industry body.” Press Release [in Japanese] Here.
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