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NEC BIGLOBE considers the integration of 3G and WiMAX for cloud terminals

Posted in Google, Mobile, NEC by japanclouds on February 2, 2010

NEC BIGLOBE (BIGLOBE) will put on the cloud terminal into the market which carries Android OS, and will start offer the communications service for these terminals, and application / contents service. The company is using the vertical integration type business model which ISP’s (Internet Service Provider’s) is one-stop, and provides with hardware, communications service, and application itself. It will sell with the whole cloud terminal enterprise in 2012, and raising into 10 billion yen business is a target further.

NEC BIGLOBE plans the service deployment which employed efficiently vertical integration type advantages, such as cooperation with the service provided for personal computers, such as an E-mail and a photograph share, and form of use of setting needlessness.  It says, "The profit by sale of a terminal is not expected so much" (Yoshikiyo Yamamoto manager of BIGLOBE   personal operation division  ). It is the purpose of the company to raise rather the profit by a terminal, the communications service provided by a set, and the platform service for an application or contents offer as a pillar of big business.

The feature of this new service is in the communications service which BIGLOBE provides, and a cloud terminal is due to correspond to wireless LAN, the 3rd generation mobile communications (3G), and three kinds of communication lines of WiMAX. About 3G and WiMAX which will mainly be used by a place where one has gone, BIGLOBE serves as MVNO (virtual mobile phone service company), and is considering the service which can use the direction which 3G and WiMAX tend to use according to use environment.

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