DoCoMo competitor BB Mobile, a SOFTBANK Group company, LG Electronics (LGE) and Nortel have demonstrated wireless “triple play” – the ability to deliver simultaneous broadband voice, video and data services – across multiple wireless broadband access technologies. The BB Mobile, LGE and Nortel tests were conducted across BB Mobile’s live trial HSDPA 3G cellular network and LGE and Nortel’s pre-WiMAX (802.16e) and WLAN networks in Japan’s Saitama prefecture, located northwest of Tokyo. The demonstration also included Nortel’s Multimedia Communication Server 5100, which delivers SIP-based multimedia and collaborative applications to end users.
This demonstration showcases the powerful potential of wireless operators to provide uninterrupted communications to subscribers using one device as they roam among 3G cellular, WiMAX and WLAN networks accessing services such as VoIP, video conferencing, mobile TV and multimedia.
It is this kind of technology with relatively low capital investment and very low operating costs and very low data traffic costs, plus Softbank’s typical aggressive and focused marketing, that is going to shake up the Japanese mobile sector in the next couple of years. Via: imodestrategy