New Product Will Be Twice as Fast as First-Generation iBurst Modems
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(President: Makoto Kawamura) announced today that it will introduce a new external modem for the iBurst wireless Internet access system that will transfer data at speeds up to two megabits per second (2Mbps), a rate twice as fast as that offered by current iBurst modems. The new product will be available in March 2008.
Kyocera’s iBurst system provides commercial Mobile Broadband Wireless Access (MBWA) services in 11 countries worldwide, including Australia, Malaysia, Lebanon, Norway, Kenya, the United States and Canada. The iBurst concept is receiving industry-wide attention as a full-mobile, all-IP, end-to-end Internet access system.
The iBurst system provides high spectrum efficiency of 32 Mbps total throughput per base station (24Mbps downlink; 8Mbps uplink) over just 5MHz* of bandwidth. The new 2Mbps modem will double user data throughput by aggregating two data streams for a single user.**
“Kyocera designed this product in response to market demand for ever-faster wireless mobile Internet access,” said Mr. Masashi Yano, Deputy General Manager, Corporate Communication System Equipment Division, Kyocera Corporation. “We will position the new modem as a high-end product, with 2Mbps user-priority features, multi-session capability and Quality of Service (QoS) functions.”
iBurst operators worldwide have formed the iBurst Association (iBA), a not-for-profit enterprise advocating the promotion and development of iBurst technology as a preferred MBWA solution.
For more information, please visit:
iBurst Association: http://www.iburst.org
Kyocera Corporation (http://www.kyocera.com), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera Corporation has become a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, solar energy systems, semiconductor packages, electronic components, laser printers, copiers and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2007, the company’s net sales totaled 1.28 trillion yen (approximately $10.8 billion).
* 5MHz bandwidth is small enough to allocate in the GSM guard band.
** Actual user data rates are subject to signal availability, base-station performance and network capacity, in addition to modem speed.