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Broadband Transmission Experimentation Using 2-GHz Broadband Wireless Communication Technology “iBurst” Aimed at Realization of Mobile Broadband Wireless Communications
- Japan Cable TV & Telecommunications Show 2008 at Tokyo Big Sight -

June 11, 2008

The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (hereinafter called Furukawa Electric) and KYOCERA Corporation (hereinafter called KYOCERA) carry out broadband wireless transmission experimentation using the broadband wireless communication technology “iBurst” at the Japan Cable TV & Telecommunication Show 2008 to be held at Tokyo Big Sight. Open experiments will be conducted at the exhibition site using the 2-GHz frequency band under an approval from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. The experimental iBurst network will be installed under the charge of KYOCERA COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS Co. Ltd. (hereinafter called KCCS). The duration of the exhibition is from Thursday, June 19, 2008 to Saturday, June 21, 2008; the site is the Furukawa Electric's booth (booth number: H8), at the East 6 hall, Tokyo Big Sight.

Background

The Policy Committee on Effective Use of Frequencies for Mobile Phones and the Like in the Information and Telecommunications Technology Council (tentative translation from Japanese) is currently studying the object technology of reallocation of the 2-GHz TDD band frequencies (2.010~2.025 GHz), involving iBurst as one of the five candidates under study.

The iBurst system is designed adopting the adaptive antenna array technology to provide wide area high-speed mobile communications while making effective use of the limited frequency band. With its commercial introduction by telecommunications carriers in eleven countries overseas (as of June, 2008), it is drawing attention as an effective technology to provide broadband wireless services, and is expected to be introduced into the Japanese market in the future.

Open New WindowFor further information on iBurst, please refer to KYOCERA's web site.

Outline of Open Experiment

Broadband transmission experiments based on iBurst are scheduled to be conducted using one base station and four mobile terminals at the exhibition site of the Japan Cable TV & Telecommunication Show 2008 at Tokyo Big Sight, where all domestic cable TV providers will get together.

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Future Development

Furukawa Electric intends to introduce the iBurst of KYOCERA to domestic CATV providers while keeping careful watch over the movements of the Information and Telecommunications Technology Council. Thus the company plans to promote construction of broadband networks across Japan, thereby making a contribution that will be of help in dissolving digital divide and in providing public welfare services.

Role of Each Company

Company name Role
Furukawa Electric System design and construction aimed at CATV providers
KYOCERA Development and manufacture of iBurst-related equipment
KCCS Design, installation, operation and maintenance of iBurst network

Introduction to Companies

The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.

The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. was established in 1896. Its Broadband Products Division is engaged in the development and total system integration of optical transmission products, as well as engineering services.
Open New WindowFor more information on the broadband products of Furukawa Electric, please refer to Furukawa Electric's website.

KYOCERA Corporation

KYOCERA Corporation was established in April 1959. Its Communication System Equipment Division supplies the broadband wireless technology “iBurst”, thus making a contribution in providing broadband infrastructure across the world.
Open New WindowFor more information on KYOCERA, please refer to the company's website.

KYOCERA COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS Co. Ltd.

KYOCERA COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS Co. Ltd. was established in September, 1995 as a member company of the KYOCERA Group. Its Communication Engineering Division offers construction and operation of communication networks, thus contributing to the advancement of society.
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Related Information

This product will be exhibited at the Japan Cable TV & Telecommunication Show 2008 at Tokyo Big Sight, to be held from June 19 to June 21.
Open New WindowFor more information on the Japan Cable TV & Telecommunication Show 2008, please refer to its website.

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Inquiry Counter

The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
IR & Public Relations Department at +81-3-3286-3050

Please contact the below for the iBurst technology in general:
Public Relations Department, KYOCERA Corporation at +81-3-3274-1577

Please contact the below for the installation work of iBurst:
Advertising and Publicity Department, KYOCERA COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS Co. Ltd. at +81-3-5765-1503

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