Kyocera's iBurstTM Mobile Broadband Network Established in Kuala Lumpur
Operator iZZinet delivers high-speed wireless Internet service to metropolitan Klang Valley
KYOTO, Japan--(November 14)--Kyocera Corporation (President: Makoto Kawamura) announced today that iZZinet Sdn Bhd (formerly known as MoBif Wireless Broadband Sdn Bhd) has become the first iBurst operator in the ASEAN region, installing a network of 50 iBurst base stations in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, and the surrounding metropolitan Klang Valley.
iZZinet Sdn Bhd was awarded the operating licenses of Network Facilities Provider (NFP) and Network Services Provider (NSP) by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) on 28 March 2007. Since 2 October 2007, iZZinet has been offering iBurst wireless broadband communication services to an area covering approximately 80 percent of the metro Klang Valley, home to about 4.5 million people.
As a result, iZZinet has become the second largest iBurst operator in the world after South Africa's Wireless Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd, which has built a network of 215 base stations since 2004. iZZinet's expansion plan includes adding 70 iBurst base stations in Klang Valley by the end of December 2007; 20 base stations in Kuching by early 2008; 10 base stations in Johore Baru by mid 2008; and 10 base stations in Penang around the same time period.
Within the next two years, iZZinet's goal is to give Malaysia the best wireless broadband technology, with the most stable, most reliable network infrastructure, at affordable prices and with true mobility.
Kyocera Corporation's iBurst wireless broadband solution, based on HC-SDMA, is an ideal technology for the ASEAN region. iBurst has been commercialized in more than 10 countries since 2004, including Australia, South Africa, Republic of Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Norway, Ghana, Kenya, USA, Canada, Tanzania and Malaysia. Kyocera's iBurst technology roadmap calls for upgrading the system's downlink speed from 1 Mbps to 2 Mbps by early 2008.
iBurst operators worldwide have formed the iBurst Association (iBA), a not-for-profit enterprise advocating the promotion and development of iBurst technology as the preferred solution for mobile broadband wireless access (MBWA). The iBA is registered with Registrar of Society of Malaysia, with a secretariat based in Penang.
About iZZinet Sdn Bhd (http://www.izzi.com.my/) iZZinet Snd Bhd was incorporated in Malaysia as a private limited company to introduce and provide a new alternative "iBurst" wireless broadband service to Malaysian public. In March 2007, iZZinet has obtained full licenses as Network Services Provider (NSP) and Network Facilities Provider (NFP) for the deployment of the "iBurst" wireless broadband service from Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, and also granted accessibility of frequency spectrum band to operate as an independent full service ISP.