TOKYO, JAPAN, October 11, 2007 --- ACCA Wireless Co., Ltd. today submitted to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications its application for a license to establish 2.5 GHz base stations and provide broadband wireless services based on mobile WiMAX technology.
ACCA Wireless also announced that a number of companies have agreed to join the firm to support its business. On August 31, NTT DoCoMo agreed with ACCA Wireless and its principal owner ACCA Networks Co., Ltd. to take an equity stake in the firm and support network construction and related technologies.
ACCA Wireless expects to increase its capitalization to 30 billion yen by the time a decision is made on the license application, with the goal of raising capitalization to 72 billion yen in the future. The company is actively seeking the participation of additional investors and business partners.
ACCA Wireless, ACCA Networks and DoCoMo, along with their new partners, look forward to building open, cooperative relationships that leverage on each company's strengths to provide services based on globally standardized technologies and, ultimately, help revitalize the Japanese telecommunications industry and enhance mobile experiences in Japan.
The following companies have agreed to join ACCA Wireless once the WiMAX license has been granted.
(of planned ¥30 bil. capital)
|ACCA Networks Co., Ltd.
|Support for core network operation
|NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
|Support for wireless network construction
|TOKYO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.
|New services, such as real-time data communication via WiMAX
|WiMax service-related partners
|MITSUI & CO., LTD.
|Open business model promotion
|Sales channel development
|ITEC HANKYU HANSHIN CO., LTD.
|Implementation of WiMAX for railway system
|Keihin Electric Express Railway Co., Ltd.
|Cooperation regarding world's first WiBro business, launched in ROK in April
2006 and now enjoying high popularity
|ASAHI Net, Inc
|Implementation of Mobile Virtual Network Operator
|Sales support using ISP sales channels
|NEC BIGLOBE, Ltd.
|So-net Entertainment Corporation
|FreeBit Co., Ltd.
|YRP Business Development Institute, INC.
|International roaming support
|Creation of environment for IOT testing, etc.
|JPMorgan Securities Japan Co., Ltd.
|Strengthening of financial base
|Strategic planning support
|Financial institutions & funds
|Ignite Group, Inc.
- About ACCA Networks
- ACCA Networks Co., Ltd. (Code: 3764 JASDAQ Securities Exchange), provides high-quality broadband network services to both individual customers and corporations. ACCA has established a strong reputation, especially among corporate users, as a high-quality network provider through its 24 hour 365 day guaranteed network and maintenance dispatch team and high security level services utilizing ATM network. ACCA targets to develop and introduce broadband related communication services surpassing customer's expectations and support day-to-day operations. Such services include but are not limited to Business Solution Services, such as "Machine-to-Machine" (M2M), and most recently mobile WiMAX, 2.5GHz broadband wireless access license ACCA has been preparing to acquire for business expansion. Further information on ACCA Networks is available at http://www.acca.ne.jp/english/ir/index.html.
- About NTT DoCoMo
- NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company. DoCoMo serves about 53 million customers, including 40 million people subscribing to FOMA™, launched as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA in 2001. DoCoMo also offers a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-mode™, the world's most popular mobile e-mail/Internet service, used by more than 47 million people. With the addition of credit-card and other e-wallet functions, DoCoMo mobile phones have become highly versatile tools for daily life. NTT DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit www.docomo.ne.jp/english.
i-mode, FOMA are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.
NTT DoCoMo's FOMA service is only available to subscribers in Japan.