IIJ to Use DoCoMo 3G Network as MVNO
Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ) and NTT DoCoMo today announced a preliminary agreement under which IIJ will become the first mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) to use DoCoMo’s 3G FOMA network to offer corporate data communications services supported by DoCoMo’s HSDPA technology. Details of actual operations are currently under discussion.
As the first step, IIJ, one of Japan’s leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers, plans to offer corporate customers an Internet connection service that supports HSDPA 3.6 Mbps high-speed mobile data communications starting in January 2008. The goal is to meet a growing need among corporate users to access company networks via secure mobile broadband.
IIJ also plans to provide comprehensive outsourcing services for mobile data communications, including mobile data-communications terminals, network and data-center management and system maintenance. IIJ and DoCoMo look forward to serving the corporate market with high-speed mobile data communications.