Hitachi Com and Alvarion have agreed to develop Broadband Mobile Wireless Access System using Mobile WiMAX technology jointly in Japan and overseas market.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has developed the license policy of 2.5 GHz band. WiMAX is considered as the most likely candidate for Broadband Mobile Wireless Access Systems. To establish WiMAX technology, the base station, which can transmit broadband data stably, and the mobile management technology, which can realize seamless handover between base stations, are needed.
The main goal of this agreement is that Hitachi Com and Alvarion will develop total system solutions, combined with the base station technology of Alvarion, which is globally a leading company in WiMAX and broadband wireless systems, with the mobile gateway technology, construction and maintenance technology of Hitachi Com, which has the rich experience of 3G Mobile Radio Network System.
Hitachi Com is in charge of developing ASN-GW, while Alvarion is in charge of developing high performance macro/micro base stations.
Ultimately Hitachi Com, which has proven itself in the 3G mobile communication market, and Alvarion, hope to realize a new WiMAX system in Japan, that has high quality of career grade signal while still maintaining WiFi systems and deployment.
WiMAX system could bring the revolution to the table of all consumers when it comes to the mobile networks and services. There were some mentions that this new mobile WiMAX network will be able to provide the consumers with much better services and products. All areas will be provided with wireless Internet access so this means rural, suburbia and urban areas. The consumers will be able to expect a lot of good benefits from this cooperation and the entire network system will get greatly improved in every sense of that word. It remains to be seen what will come next.