EMOBILE and Huawei Launch Japan’s first commercial HSPA+ network

Huawei, provider of next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, and EMOBILE, an operator in Japan, have launched Japan’s first commercial high speed packet access evolution (HSPA+) mobile broadband network.

With mobile data speeds up to 21.6Mbps on the downlink, the new 3G network covers cities such as Hokkaido, Sendai, Niigata, Hiroshima, Fukuoka and Nagasaki.

EMOBILE’s subscribers are now able to receive enhanced mobile broadband services such as high speed internet browsing, streaming media and VoIP.

Huawei provided EMOBILE with its end to end solution including the advanced distributed base station (DBS), as well as its HSPA+ data card (D31HW).

Eric Gan, representative director, president and COO at EMOBILE, said: “Japan’s first commercial HSPA+ network will provide EMOBILE customers with the most advanced and sophisticated mobile broadband services in the country. This is a significant milestone for EMOBILE, our network partner Huawei, and the Japanese telecommunications industry as it heralds the introduction of truly high speed mobile broadband services that will substantially improve the user experience in Japan.”