Broadband Internet Access Service to be Introduced to All Keikyu Limousine (Airport Limousine and Aqua-line) Buses
Wire and Wireless Co., Ltd (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Masao Hibino, hereinafter "Wi2") and Keihin Kyuko Bus Co., Ltd of the Keikyu group (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Mikio Tanizawa, hereinafter Keikyu Bus) will introduce a wireless LAN (WiFi) (*1) broadband internet access service, Wi2 300, on all Keikyu limousine buses to launch the service on June 1.
The addition of 182 Keikyu buses will bring the total count of Wi2 300 access points to approximately 6,400 including the Wi2-owned access points in the Marunouchi area.
The user on board the bus can easily access high-speed broadband internet on any Wi-Fi enabled PC or mobile device. The service will be provided free of charge until July 31 in exchange for e-mail address registration. (The service will be charged from August 1.)
The deployment of Wi2 300 on limousine buses which connect airports and major cities/terminal stations allows not only Japanese but also travelers from abroad to access the broadband internet. Wi2 also plans to introduce a "portal service on board buses" to provide location-based information and content by delivering useful information such as information of destinations (stations and airports) and advertisements to the user's Wi-Fi enabled devices on hand.
"Wi2 300" on the buses is a Wi2 service combining HSDPA (*2) and Wi-Fi
and enables internet access on moving vehicles. Wi2 will install,
maintain and support the equipment including mobile routers.
Wi2 will generate new use scenarios through promotion of its wireless platforms while expanding its lineup of entertaining content. Wi2 expects that wireless broadband including Wireless LAN will fit into different lifestyles.
Keikyu Bus will provide space for equipment installation and make promotional announcements on the service both inside and outside of the buses. Keikyu Bus hopes offer more comfortable and convenient travelling experience to more passengers by making the internet access service available on airport limousine and Aqua Line buses.
■Distribution of this press release:
Press club for the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport; press club for information and telecommunications; press club at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications; Tokiwa Club; press club for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government; and press club for economy in Yokohama
Arima and Shichijo, Public Relations, Wire and Wireless Co., Ltd.
TEL: 03-3453-6305 Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ichihashi, Ishihara and Tada, Public Relations, General Affairs Dept, Keihin Electric Express Railway Co., Ltd.
Wi-Fi is an IEEE 802.11 series standard and a network built based on the Wi-Fi technology is generally called Wireless LAN. This short range communication system uses unlicensed spread spectrum such as 2.4GHz band and 5GHz band and supports the maximum reach of 100m and the maximum transfer speed of 54Mbps. Wi-Fi is supported by various mobile devices including laptops, mobile phones such as iPhone(TM)3G and game consoles such as Nintendo DS, PSP(TM), iPod(R)touch.
HSDPA, which stands for High-Speed Downlink Packet Access, is standardized by 3GPP as an extension of W-CDMA to dramatically increase the downlink speed in response to needs for higher speed packet data transmission. Theoretically, the technology supports the maximum speed of 14Mbps.