Based on newly introduced WiMAX mobile broadband services by UQ Communications Inc. in Japan, OKI has introduced a newly developed WiMAX gateway with routing functionality. The newly developed gateway set will satisfy the UQ’s gateway based services allowing customers to use the UQ WiMAX services at the convenience of their home through WiFi by connecting to WiMAX network and at the same time use the WiMAX USB type UD01OK dongle for outside of home use. The WiMAX WiFi Gateway UG010K which OKI refers to it by WiWiGW has WiFi conversion functionality allowing PCs and other WiFi enabled devices such as mobile gaming devices to be connected to WiMAX network. The newly developed set will be sold through the newly WiMAX MVNO partners such as NEC’s Biglobe as of July 1st, 2009.
With shipment of mini notebook/ Netbook to increase in Pacific region in 2009 which has been growing since 2008 due mainly to falling price of mobile broadband services and increase coverage of third generation mobile technology, introduction of WiMAX services a viable wireless technology couldn’t have come at a better time. It all started with announcement of WiMAX wireless data services by UQ Communication today which states collaboration between UQ Communications Inc. and Intel in promoting and expanding “UQ WiMAX,” the commercially available WiMAX service from UQ Communications in Japan scheduled to be released on July 1st 2009. The new service with a flat fee structure will cost the user 4,480 yen per month. UQ Communication shareholders are KDDI CORPORATION, Intel Capital Corporation, East Japan Railway Company, KYOCERA Corporation, Daiwa Securities Group Inc., The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. Read more