Hitachi Communication Technologies Ltd. and Alvarion Ltd. have agreed to develop a broadband mobile wireless access system using Mobile WiMAX technology jointly in Japan and in overseas markets.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has developed the license policy of the 2.5 GHz band. WiMAX is considered as the most likely candidate for broadband mobile wireless access systems. To establish WiMAX technology, the base station, which can transmit broadband data stably, and the mobile management technology, which can realize seamless handover between base stations, are needed.

The main goal of this agreement is that Hitachi Com and Alvarion will develop total system solutions, combined with the base station technology of Alvarion, which is globally a leading company in WiMAX and broadband wireless systems, with the mobile gateway technology, construction and maintenance technology of Hitachi Com, which has the rich experience of a 3G mobile radio network system.