|Daiwabo Information System and Intel Corporation
collaborate using UQ WiMAX to provide a broadband environment
for companies and educational institutions
|Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd. (hereafter referred to as DIS, head office: Chuo-ku, Osaka, President: Yoshihiro Nogami) agreed with Intel Corporation (hereafter referred to as Intel, head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President: Kazumasa Yoshida) to provide a seamless wireless broadband environment inside and outside buildings to facilitate the use of rich content in companies and educational institutions. Users' convenience will be greatly improved because they will be able to use rich content such as moving images and SaaS type applications anywhere both inside and outside offices and campuses. The two companies will promote business that utilizes the WiMAX service, and will use the launch of the UQ WiMAX service as a good opportunity for business expansion.|
| The growth in web content capacity and the further miniaturization of devices has led to an increasing demand for a mobile broadband Internet service that can be used over an extended area both inside and outside buildings. WiMAX is a state-of-the-art wireless data technology designed to satisfy this growing demand that has the ability to realize high-speed transmission at several tens of megabits. (*)
The alliance between DIS, which is one of the leading vendors of IT-related products in Japan, and Intel, which develops and markets WiMAX-supporting communication modules, aims to promote sales of the UQ WiMAX service and PCs and information terminals equipped with Intel® Centrino® 2 processors that incorporates Intel's WiMAX-supporting communication module to companies and educational institutions. This will provide offices and campuses with an environment in which to use rich content both inside and outside buildings. The provision of the WiMAX infrastructure is expected to help companies to increase their competitiveness and educational institutions to develop excellent human resources.
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DIS and Intel collaborate in the following business activities.
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DIS and Intel described the collaboration as follows:
Yoshihiro Nogami, President of DIS, said, "We are very pleased with the collaboration with Intel. We handle IT-related products including PCs and PC servers, and satisfy customers' needs for instant delivery with an abundant selection of products and a state-of-the-art distribution center. We are making strenuous efforts to expand the IT market, and we believe that WiMAX will provide sophisticated information, activate information distribution, and vitalize the domestic IT market. The collaboration with Intel is very effective for the promotion of PCs and information terminals equipped with a WiMAX-supporting communication module. We will make a company-wide effort to spread the use of Mobile WiMAX."
Kazumasa Yoshida, President of Intel, told, "We are very pleased with our collaboration with DIS, which is designed to provide a broadband environment that employs Mobile WiMAX. Intel is introducing various forms of IT-related products besides promoting the sales of information terminals including PCs equipped with an Intel® Centrino® 2 processor that incorporates Intel's WiMAX-supporting communication module. We expect these PCs and the high-speed WiMAX network will create a new mobile Internet age."
On Daiwabo Information System
DIS is one of the largest distributors of IT-related products in Japan. It contributes to the development of an affluent information society in harmony with nature by distributing reliable products to every corner of the country with the excellent ability to procure products from leading PC makers and peripherals makers both at home and abroad and through its community-based marketing system. Information on DIS can be obtained at http://www.pc-daiwabo.co.jp/english/index.html.
On Intel Corporation
As the world's leading company as regards technological innovations with silicon, Intel takes the initiative in developing products that enrich people's work and life. Information on Intel can be found at http://www.intel.co.jp.
|Please contact the following people to inquire about this article.
Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd.
Nationwide Sales Administration Dept.
i Corporate Sales Sect.
Mr. Masanori Aoi
TEL: 03-5746-6461 FAX: 03-5746-6496
Website for information on Mobile WiMAX
Mr. Masao Okiyo and Mr. Ichiro Sadakata
TEL: 06-6281-9100 FAX: 06-6258-9351
Public Relations Section
Mr. Tetsuichi Aoki
TEL: 03-5223-9100 (main)