Lucent Technologies and eAccess Ltd., today announced that the two companies have completed successful High-Speed Downlink Packet Access data calls as part of a third- generation (3G) Wideband-CDMA (W-CDMA) network trial announced earlier this year. The testing took place in May and used the 1.7 Gigahertz (GHz) spectrum band that is being made available in Japan for the deployment of mobile service. Following these successful tests, the two companies plan to conduct a field trial in commercial and residential areas of Tokyo in the coming months. The trial will include deployment of an HSDPA-enhanced W-CDMA network in the 1.7 GHz spectrum band, and also will incorporate Lucent’s IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) solution.
This super-fast 3G network will enable eAccess to provide its customers with a wide array of compelling, multimedia services that can be delivered over both mobile and fixed networks. As part of the project, the two companies have also demonstrated the delivery data seamlessly across the 3G W- CDMA network and a WiFi wireless local area network.
“We congratulate eAccess on these successful tests, and look forward to working with them to introduce exciting new mobile broadband services to Japanese consumers and businesses,” said Cindy Christy, president, Network Solutions, Lucent Technologies. “We’re committed to helping eAccess expand its business and continue its broadband networking leadership in Japan.”
“We are pleased that our service development is moving ahead quickly, and value our collaboration with Lucent Technologies, which is helping to make our vision a reality,” said Haruo Taneno, president, representative director, COO, eAccess. “We look forward to working with Lucent on our upcoming field trials in Tokyo.”
eAccess is preparing for the anticipated release of new licenses for commercial mobile service in Japan by testing 1.7 GHz spectrum band (ITU Standard: IMT-2000 band). In support of these trials, eAccess has received an experimental license from Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
About eAccess Ltd.
eAccess is the largest wholesale provider of ADSL services and one of the leading providers of broadband access services in Japan. eAccess’ management is focused on executing its business model to achieve high profitability through the provision of wholesale ADSL services to ISPs in the large and growing broadband Internet access market in Japan. eAccess is one of the fastest and one of the youngest established companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section, only five years since its establishment. With the forthcoming deregulation in the Japan mobile industry, eAccess has recently established a subsidiary “eMobile Ltd.” to prepare for the new mobile license application. Founded in November 1999 and headquarter in Tokyo, Japan, eAccess currently has over 2 million subscribers and serves over 30 partner Internet service providers. For more information, visit eAccess at http://www.eaccess.net/en/index.html
About Lucent Technologies
Lucent Technologies designs and delivers the systems, services and software that drive next-generation communications networks. Backed by Bell Labs research and development, Lucent uses its strengths in mobility, optical, software, data and voice networking technologies, as well as services, to create new revenue-generating opportunities for its customers, while enabling them to quickly deploy and better manage their networks. Lucent’s customer base includes communications service providers, governments and enterprises worldwide. For more information on Lucent Technologies, which has headquarters in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, visit http://www.lucent.com