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May 23, 2005
eAccess Ltd.
(Code Number: 9427)

eAccess to submit a Mobile WiMAX proposal to the MIC
- to jointly use the technology with W-CDMA system -

eAccess Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, Chairman & CEO Sachio Semmoto) submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) regarding the use of Mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e) *1 on May 20, 2005, as a support network to the future potentially granted 3G W-CDMA (HSDPA) system.

The Company has already submitted the proposal to the Study Group for Wireless Broadband Promotion (the "study group") *2, sponsored by the MIC. The study group will review and select a system which fulfills the demand of service and technology for wireless broadband services. Additionally, an examination of the allocation of frequencies for the system will be conducted.

eAccess seeks to develop a combined use of W-CDMA and Wi-Fi to achieve an FMC (Fixed Mobile Convergence: Combining fixed and mobile communications) environment. The proposed Mobile WiMAX system enables the fulfillment of the efficient use of frequencies and meets user needs for high speed and high throughput in future areas of wireless traffice congestion. Mobile WiMAX exceeds Wi-Fi system in mobility; and if it is put to practical use, it could possibly replace Wi-Fi. The Company plans to conduct the feasibility study of this network.

eAccess plans to introduce Mobile WiMAX around 2009 in the bandwidth below 6GHz, with approximately 450MHz band, and plans to propose an allocation of frequencies within that range.

eAccess will continue to cooperate with the study group's examination and prepare for the commercial service.



*1 Mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e)
IEEE802.16 is a radio communication standard of the IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers). IEEE 802.16a (WiMAX), which was standardized in January 2003 for fixed communications, covers a 50 km (30 miles) radius and enables communications at a maximum of 70Mbps. IEEE 802.16e (WiMAX) is a standard which supports further mobility and is in the process of being approved at the present time.
"WiMAX (World Interoperability for Microwave Access)" is a nickname used by the industry organization WiMAX Forum.

*2 Study Group for Wireless Broadband Promotion
The study group was first held in November 2004 for the purpose of penetrating and promoting wireless broadband. It also investigates the re-allocation of frequencies for wireless broadband service, which forms the basis of a ubiquitous society. In the midterm report on April 14, 2005, the study group put together service needs and important technological considerations.


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