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EMOBILE and Huawei Launch Japan's First Commercial HSPA+ Network
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Huawei has deployed Japan’s first HSPA+ network for mobile broadband operator EMOBILE. HSPA+ technology enables peak download data speeds of up to 21.6 Mbps, with coverage in the cities of Hokkaido, Sendai, Niigata, Hiroshima, Fukuoka and Nagasaki. Huawei provided EMOBILE with its end-to-end solution including the advanced distributed base station (DBS), as well as its HSPA+ data card (D31HW).

Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, and EMOBILE, a leading operator in Japan, today launched Japan's first commercial HSPA+ (high-speed packet access evolution) mobile broadband network. With its mobile data speeds up to 21.6 Mbps on the downlink, the new 3G network covers cities such as Hokkaido, Sendai, Niigata, Hiroshima, Fukuoka and Nagasaki. 

EMOBILE's subscribers are now able to receive enhanced mobile broadband services such as high-speed Internet browsing, streaming media and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Huawei provided EMOBILE with its end-to-end solution including the advanced distributed base station (DBS), as well as its HSPA+ data card (D31HW). 

"Japan' s first commercial HSPA+ network will provide EMOBILE customers with the most advanced and sophisticated mobile broadband services in the country," said Mr. Eric Gan, Representative Director, President and COO of EMOBILE. "This is a significant milestone for EMOBILE, our network partner Huawei, and the Japanese telecommunications industry as it heralds the introduction of truly high-speed mobile broadband services that will substantially improve the user experience in Japan." 

" Japan' s first-ever commercial HSPA+ network is a platform that will deliver a world-class mobile broadband experience to EMOBILE' s customers and advance Japan' s telecommunications industry through our leading solutions in mobile broadband field and strong capability in delivery," said Mr. Yan Lida, Managing Director of Huawei, Japan. "We are very pleased to be part of this important development for EMOBILE." 

EMOBILE is a leader in the mobile broadband field in Japan and has been working closely with Huawei since 2007. As of June 30, 2009, the number of EMOBILE's subscribers exceeded 1.67 million since the service started two years ago. 

About EMOBILE

EMOBILE Ltd. was established in January 2005, and a group company of eAccess Ltd. a leading ADSL provider in Japan. The company focuses on providing cutting-edge mobile technologies and innovative business models to the Japan's wireless market. Going beyond fixed-line and mobile into creating a seamless environment, EMOBILE is actively expanding services in the area of Mobile Broadband. For more information visit http://emobile.jp/.