Feeds

Chipzilla sinks $43m into Japanese WiMAX

Destroy all dialup

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Intel is investing nearly $43m to blanket Japan with a commercial WiMAX service.

The chip maker's financial arm, Intel Capital, said today its pumping Tokyo-based WiMax provider UQ Communications with 4.15 billion yen (£26m) to bolster the firm's plans to provide WiMAX coverage to 90 per cent of the country by 2012.

Intel is one of the major manufacturers of WiMAX hardware globally, and by extension, it's among the most prolific pushers of the technology.

UQ Communications recently launched a trial service of its WiMAX service in Tokyo and plans to formally launch at the start of July. The service offers download speeds up to 40Mbps and uploads up to 10Mbps.

The companies said their partnership also includes promoting the adoption of Intel's WiMAX technology to PC vendors and communications manufacturers.

"Intel Capital's investment in UQ Communications is one of our most significant commitments in developing the WiMax ecosystem around the globe," stated Arvind Sodhani, president of Intel Capital.

Despite the financial enthusiasm, Intel told customers last Friday it's abruptly halting production of its 'Rosedale 2' WiMax chipset due to dropping demand in economic slowdown. Final orders for the chipset were taken June 5.

Chipzilla said it would instead be focusing its resources on newer 'Echo Peak' WiMax chipsets instead. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Sea-Me-We 5 construction starts
New sub cable to go live 2016
Vodafone to buy 140 Phones 4u stores from stricken retailer
887 jobs 'preserved' in the process, says administrator PwC
EE coughs to BROKEN data usage metrics BLUNDER that short-changes customers
Carrier apologises for 'inflated' measurements cockup
Comcast: Help, help, FCC. Netflix and pals are EXTORTIONISTS
The others guys are being mean so therefore ... monopoly all good, yeah?
Surprise: if you work from home you need the Internet
Buffer-rage sends Aussies out to experience road rage
EE buys 58 Phones 4u stores for £2.5m after picking over carcass
Operator says it will safeguard 359 jobs, plans lick of paint
MOST iPhone strokers SPURN iOS 8: iOS 7 'un-updatening' in 5...4...
Guess they don't like our battery-draining update?
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.