Adaptix tests Japanese PHS upgrade

19 Jul 2006

US-based broadband wireless developer Adaptix, which was set up in 2004 to meet the demand for converged voice, video and data applications platforms and services, says that it has provided equipment and technical support to Japanese service provider Willcom for the trial of the effectiveness of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) as the basis for next-generation Personal Handyphone System (PHS) services. The company says that such services could have the potential of providing a cost-effective and high-performance upgrade path for the nearly 100 million PHS subscribers worldwide, the majority of whom reside in Japan and China. Adaptix’s OFDMA system is based on IEEE WiMAX 802.16e and WiBro standards, and is designed to provide pure IP, mobile broadband wireless systems on a fully converged software defined radio (SDR) platform. Willcom initiated its trial with Adaptix in November 2005.