Alcatel and ACCA to expand 802.16e WiMAX trials to urban areas in Japan

17 Nov 2006

Japanese communication service company ACCA Networks and French equipment manufacturer Alcatel have announced the successful completion of WiMAX trials in the sub-urban area of Yokosuka Research Park, and say they now plan to expand the tests to include the urban area of Yokohama city from December 2006. ACCA will be the first provider in Japan to conduct 802.16e-2005 WiMAX verification testing in both sub-urban and urban areas, allowing it to ascertain the respective characteristics of both types of areas. Alcatel has provided ACCA Networks with its 9100 Evolium WiMAX end-to-end radio solution, including base stations, wireless access controller, operation and maintenance centre as well as indoor Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) mobile terminals and integration services. The trial, operating in the 2.5GHz frequency band and based on Universal WiMAX IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard, marks an important step towards offering commercial services in Japan.

Japan, Alcatel-Lucent