Japanese internet service provider OCN, a unit of NTT Communications, has revealed plans to launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) business model offering mobile broadband internet access services in partnership with broadband IP company eAccess. The new service, dubbed OCN High-speed Mobile EM, is based on High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) technology which allows subscribers to obtain broadband-quality internet access anywhere with maximum downlink speed of 7.2Mbps and maximum uplink speed of 384kbps. In a press statement, NTT Communications said OCN High-speed Mobile EM will be offered at a flat-rate connection fee, allowing users to enjoy music and videos, check e-mails or write blogs on a mobile internet connection without worrying about connection times and fees. NTT Com will provide a so-called ‘one-stop service’, from registration and billing to customer support. It will also lease data cards to customers, allowing them to save on installation costs.