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November 24, 2005
eAccess Ltd.
(Code Number: 9427)

eAccess to form a WiMax Planning Division
Commence preparation to acquire a spectrum license for mobile WiMax

eAccess Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, Chairman & CEO Sachio Semmoto) today announces that on December 1, 2005, it will form a WiMax*1 Planning Division directly under the President Office. The purpose of this division is to accelerate the preparation for mobile WiMax (IEEE 802.16e) business.

eAccess plans to strongly promote WiMax technology in Japan, and to contribute to the standardization process in the US WiMax forum. eAccess will also join the WiBro*2 forum (led by KT group in Korea). We will continue to cooperate with other countries to adopt the WiMax / WiBro technologies in the 2.5GHz band in Japan. eAccess also plans to develop a new business model vertically integrating the service application and platform as well as an FMC business model (Fixed Mobile Convergence: Combining fixed (ADSL) and mobile communications).

Since 2003, eAccess has a long experience of testing the TDD based wireless technology, such as TD-CDMA and TD-SCDMA(MC). We will utilize this experience on WiMax which is also based on the TDD technology. eAccess WiMax project will be led by the members who were involved in the TDD technology study project.

Since May 2005, eAccess contributed in the Study Group for Wireless Broadband Promotion sponsored by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. eAccess continues to be active in the frequency allocation process of Mobile WiMax to obtain a license.

WiMax project will be managed by eAccess, as part of an expansion of its fixed-line business. eAccess aims to launch future FMC services along with the W-CDMA (HSDPA) services provided by our subsidiary eMobile.

*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 WiBro (Wireless Broadband)
WiBro is a wireless broadband technology based on WiMax, which is promoted by Korean government. Currently, Samsung and other Korean companies are leading the development of the technology.


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