Motorola’s high-speed wireless Internet access for its cdmaOne networks will
be launched commercially for the first time in Japan on Jan. 7, 2000.
This capability is based on the cdmaOneTIA/EIA-IS-95B standard, allows subscribers to
access the Internet at speeds up to 64Kbps. The technology currently is under
trial. DDI Corp. and IDO Corp. of Japan are the first operators to deploy the
Motorola (MOT) technology.
Motorola NSS’s high-speed wireless Internet access provides advantages for
both the wireless operator and the consumer because it offers packet data
implementation that provides the operator with the “dormant mode” feature.
This feature ensures efficient use of the available radio frequency (RF)
spectrum, which means that the consumer benefits by being billed only for the
active portion of packet data calls.
Dormant mode is the capability for the
network to automatically release RF and voice and data traffic channel
resources when not in use to transfer data between the subscriber and the
network. Besides saving on airtime billing, packet data’s dormant mode
extends handset battery life.
“Adding to its traditional focus on voice communications, Japan’s cellular
phone market has become more diverse to include data communications and mail
services,” said IDO Corp. President Satoshi Nakagawa.
“Earlier this year, WAP service was offered, enabling the use of Internet services including easy
sending and receiving of email and the browsing of web sites using only the
mobile handset. By including packet communications features and WAP
capability in all cdmaOne mobile models sold after the launch of packet
service, data communications in the mobile environment will become that much
more accessible and will serve to stimulate growth in the demand for mobile
computing,” said Nakagawa.
Many leading-edge IP applications can be supported for the first time
including: interactive games, web conferencing and thin client computing. Of
particular note is that the 64Kbps HSPD network delivers audio streaming with