July 7, 2009
NTT Com to Combine Mobile Data & WLAN for Business Users
TOKYO, JAPAN - NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) announced today that it is now accepting applications for "HOTSPOT™ Business 3G," a new wireless access service for corporate customers that combines 3G mobile access via sister company NTT DOCOMO’s FOMA™ mobile network in Japan and Wi-Fi access via NTT Com’s HOTSPOT public wireless local area network (WLAN) and related WLAN connection points both in Japan and overseas. Service will begin in September.
Mobile data communication at speeds up to 7.2 Mbps will be possible in DOCOMO’s FOMA™ HIGH-SPEED mobile service areas covering much of Japan. HOTSPOT Business 3G users will be able to connect to the Internet and their own corporate network via Internet virtual private networks (VPNs). Customers will also be able to connect to all HOTSPOT access points, including Standard Area, Express Area, Domestic Roaming Service Areas in Japan, and Oversea Roaming Service Areas offered by partner providers in more than 150 countries.
Access in Japan will cost a flat monthly rate of 4,980 yen (tax included) per user account. Separate per-minute or per-day charges will apply for access overseas.
For the first 50 companies that sign up, NTT Com will waive their first monthly charge, the initial signup fee costing up to 3,600 yen (tax included) per user account, and half of the normal 12,600 yen (tax included) price of a wireless data card purchase from NTT Com.
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides a broad range of global networks, management solutions and IT services to customers worldwide. The company is renowned for reliable, high-quality security, hosting, voice, data and IP services, as well as expertise in managed networks and leadership in IPv6 transit technology. NTT Communications’ extensive infrastructure includes Arcstar™ Global IP-VPN and Global e-VLAN, as well as a Tier-1 IP backbone reaching more than 150 countries in partnership with major Internet service providers, and secure data centers in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Communications is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world’s largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges. Please visit www.ntt.com/index-e.html.