HUAWEI Technologies Co. Ltd. (HUAWEI) and EMOBILE Ltd.(EMOBILE) announced that they will provide journalists covering the Group of Eight summit (G8 Summit) in Hokkaido's Lake Toya hot springs resort, Windsor Hotel, with high-speed HSDPA mobile connectivity service and equipment or what is commonly called 'Mobile Broadband'. The journalists will receive high-speed modems made by HUAWEI and an unlimited two-weeks mobile data subscription from EMOBILE.
HUAWEI will donate more than 1,000 high-speed wireless modems to facilitate journalists at the International Media Centre, located at Rusutsu Resort, which will link with EMOBILE's HSDPA (high speed downlink packet access) network and allow them to receive data transmitted at rates up to 7.2Mbps – twice as fast as existing products. HUAWEI will also supply a multilingual team of IT experts at their booth in the lobby of the Rusutsu Resort from July 4 to 10 to assist with any technical enquiries.
EMOBILE has invested in base station infrastructure around Lake Toya, Rusutsu Village, and the Niseko area, and has strengthened its existing network in both Chitose and Sapporo to ensure wireless connectivity for the journalists. The EMOBILE base-station infrastructure will remain in place after the Summit allowing the entire region to maintain the high-speed mobile broadband network.
HUAWEI and EMOBILE have been working together since 2006, when EMOBILE chose HUAWEI as its strategic partner to carry out its mobile broadband services in Spring 2007. At the end of 2007, HUAWEI partnered with EMOBILE to launch the first 7.2Mbps HDSPA USB modem (D02HW) in Japan, which has gone on to become No. 1 in Japan's mobile broadband market according to GfK AG (Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung). Up to date, the modems made by HUAWEI have achieved an accumulative shipment to Japan of more than 250,000 units, accounting for over 50% in this market.
The <D02HW(G)> Special Summit Model, made by HUAWEI