NEC Launches First Overseas WiMAX Trial
NEC has recently commenced a full-scale mobile WiMAX (16e) trial in Hualien city with Tatung, a major Taiwanese conglomerate company which runs manufacturing, sales of consumer-electronics and LCDs, as well as ISP business. This mobile WiMAX trial marks the first project to be conducted by NEC outside of Japan, and will continue until September, 2007. The trial was conducted as part of the “M-Taiwan” project being lead by the Taiwan. M-Taiwan is a national project to establish a networked information society and to cultivate IT-related industries in the domestic market.
In this trial, NEC demonstrated internet access and video streaming service which achieved 6 Mbps throughput per user. It also verified the excellent performance of NEC’s WiMAX system by realizing smooth handover between base stations, and stable in-vehicle access while running. As a result, Tatung plans to acquire an official WiMAX business license in June. NEC will aim to install commercial systems in Hualien, as well as other service areas.
NEC signed a memorandum of understanding with a Taiwan’s affiliated organization in February this year as part of the M-Taiwan project to cooperate with Taiwanese hardware and software industries in the development of WiMAX related products and applications. This will play an important role in the spread of WiMAX. NEC plans to use the valuable experience gained in the Tatung project to deliver integrated network solutions worldwide. Via: JCN Newswire.