|Japan plays a key role in
mobile communication technologies and services and is also expected to
lead next-generation mobile broadband services. The Ministry of Internal
Affairs and Communications (MIC) has completed the regulatory work for
the 2.5 GHz broadband wireless access and also announced the draft
license policy on May 15.
Given this regulatory situation and the high demands from the Japanese
member companies of the WiMAX Forum, the WiMAX Forum decided to
establish the Japan Office and also appointed its director and vice
directors for managing all of the WiMAX Forum activities in Japan,
particularly for addressing regulatory and marketing challenges.
“I will act as local representative for the WiMAX Forum to help make
mobile broadband a reality in Japan by working with equipment vendors
and operators to develop interoperable telecommunication services," said
Dr. Tadao Saito, WiMAX Forum Japan Director.
The WiMAX Forum Japan Office is the fourth office of the WiMAX Forum
after its offices in US, China and India. The Japan Director and Vice
Directors appointed by the WiMAX Forum are as follows:
- Japan Director – Dr. Tadao Saito, Professor Emeritus at the University
- Vice Director of Technology – Dr. Kenji Kohiyama, Professor at Keio
- Vice Director of Operations – Dr. Takashi Shono, Executive Researcher
of Intel K.K.
About the WiMAX Forum
The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, non-profit organization formed to
certify and promote the compatibility and interoperability of broadband
wireless products based upon the harmonized IEEE 802.16/ETSI HiperMAN
standard. A WiMAX Forum goal is to accelerate the introduction of these
systems into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum Certified products are
interoperable and support broadband fixed, nomadic, portable and mobile
services. Along these lines, the WiMAX Forum works closely with service
providers and regulators to ensure that WiMAX Forum Certified systems
meet customer and government requirements. Through the WiMAX Forum
Global Congress Events Series of premier trade shows and conferences,
the WiMAX Forum is committed to offering a hands-on business and
education experience with meaningful networking opportunities to drive
worldwide adoption of WiMAX technology and deliver wireless broadband
Internet services anytime, anywhere.
"WiMAX Forum" is a registered trademark of the WiMAX Forum. "WiMAX," the
WiMAX Forum logo, "WiMAX Forum Certified," and the WiMAX Forum Certified
logo are trademarks of the WiMAX Forum. All other trademarks are the
properties of their respective owners.