OKI and Huawei Collaborate for WiMAX
Oki Electric and Huawei Technologies today announced an agreement to collaborate in the mobile WiMAX business to the telecom carriers in Japan. OKI will provide Huawei’s mobile WiMAX Series products to telecom carriers in Japan starting in the fiscal year ending March 2008. OKI will also provide its products globally with the support of Huawei. OKI has been conducting business in China from the early 1980s, and has been working with Huawei in various areas including optical components. Huawei provides wireless products worldwide, including mobile WiMAX and 3G mobile phone systems.
With this collaboration, OKI will provide total solutions to telecom carriers in Japan. It will offer network equipment such as WiMAX base stations and base station control equipment for infrastructure, built-in terminals and PCMCIA card terminals. It will also offer services to evaluate, adjust and improve equipment as well as to provide maintenance service from its offices located in 300 locations throughout Japan.
As a value added reseller (VAR), OKI will customize Huawei’s mobile WiMAX products for the telecom carriers in Japan. OKI will also develop its own WiMAX-WiFi converter, WiMAX communication module for embedded systems, and indoor base station solutions such as pico cells. For base station solutions in particular, OKI plans to develop solutions with the support from Huawei. Continue >>