|NEC commences full-scale mobile
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May 9, 2007
NEC commences full-scale WiMAX trial with Tatung Co. in Hualien, a city
in eastern Taiwan. The company plans to use the system for tourism and
medical services in the future.
NEC Corporation has recently commenced a full-scale mobile WiMAX trial
with Tatung Company, 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,
|After receiving an order
for the trial system from Tatung in January of this year, NEC worked in
collaboration with Tatung to prepare for implementation of the trial in
Hualien city, which is located in the eastern part of Taiwan. Hualien
city plans to utilize the system for tourism and medical services in the
future. 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.
This 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. Taiwan aims to upgrade its IT infrastructure based on
wireless broadband application technology and cultivate domestic
industries related to WiMAX, including application services, which are
one of the major objectives of this project.
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.
Many government and telecom carrier officials are expected to
participate in the Asia Pacific WiMAX Conference & Exhibition ( May 14 -
15 ), which is sponsored by the Taiwan. NEC is ready to receive existing
and potential customers at the event where NEC President Kaoru Yano will
make the keynote speech and NEC will present live demonstrations of
WiMAX with Tatung.
NEC plans to use the valuable experience gained in the Tatung project to
deliver integrated network solutions worldwide.
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