UQ Communications Inc. and Intel Corporation have announced their extended collaboration to promote and expand “UQ WiMAX,” the commercially available WiMAX service from UQ Communications in Japan.
Scheduled to launch on July 1, UQ Communications will offer new services to meet the diverse consumer demands for mobile Internet broadband use. Working closely with OEMs, Intel is providing embedded WiMAX laptops based on Intel Centrino 2 processor technology to enable mobile WiMAX broadband Internet access.
Toshiba, Panasonic and Onkyo have unveiled notebook PCs which integrate the module and Intel Centrino 2 processor technology. The laptops, as well as other products, are scheduled to debut next month in Japan.