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Alvarion Supplying Wi-Fi Base Stations to Japanese Mobile Network

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Alvarion says that its Wi Fi base stations are currently being deployed in Tokyo to enable 3G data offload by one of Japan's mobile network operators. The identity of the mobile network was not disclosed.

Alvarion's Wi-Fi base stations will cover major train stations and congested areas in downtown Tokyo business districts. This deployment is the initial phase of a nationwide deployment targeting crowded public spaces where data usage is in high demand.

The deployment is being carried out by Hitachi Cable Networks, Alvarion's partner in Japan.

"We see this project as an important milestone in introducing Alvarion's Wi-Fi solution to the Japanese market. We believe that Alvarion's carrier-grade solution is the most effective solution for mobile data traffic in congested areas in Tokyo and in other major cities in Japan," said Teruaki Tsutsui, President and Board Director, Hitachi Cable Networks. "Alvarion's Beamforming-based Wi-Fi solution allows us to provide our customer, a tier one mobile operator, the best coverage and capacity in challenging congested downtown areas, thus ensuring the highest quality of service to the end-user and a low cost of ownership."

Japanese train stations are amongst the busiest in the world and include some of the most creative interactive advertising techniques using smartphones, tablets and data communications, such as the QR code which enables quick and easy access, creating particularly heavy data traffic which overloads mobile networks.

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