|IIJ Mobile launches in Japan|
Posted: 21-Jan-2008 [Source: Internet Initiative Japan]
[Internet Initiative Japan launches IIJ Mobile using NTT DoCoMo's 3g FOMA network. The mobile data communications service targets corporate customers.]
Tokyo -- Internet Initiative Japan, Inc., one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced the launch of IIJ Mobile, a mobile data communications service for corporate customers. This represents IIJ's first foray into the mobile communications market as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), providing comprehensive solutions for businesses employing mobile broadband.
IIJ Mobile is IIJ's first offering in this market and uses NTT DoCoMo's 3G FOMA network and data communications terminals to provide Internet access with high-speed mobile data communications up to 3.6 Mbps. IIJ plans to expand service offerings and functions, such as providing access to closed networks without going through the Internet, or providing mobile access as a part of the WAN using some of IIJ's existing services. This will enable IIJ to provide one-stop corporate network construction and operation that includes mobile data communications.
With the introduction of broadband to mobile data communications, the need for mobile access that rivals conventional fixed communications services is growing, even in corporate network use. However, there has also been concern about a number of security issues, including data leaks, virus infections, and problems with compliance. This new service is a high value-added mobile solution that answers these customer needs and problems, providing both high-speed mobile communications and ensuring security as only an MVNO can.
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