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KDDI to release Wi-Fi- WALKER WiMAX2+, a powerful mobile router that supports WiMAX2+, WiMAX, and 4G LTE

- Able to use WiMAX2+ with no speed constraints -

No.2013-184

  • KDDI CORPORATION
  • Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company

October 2,2013

KDDI and Okinawa Cellular have announced plans to release the Wi-Fi WALKER WiMAX2+ mobile router (manufactured by HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.), which is the industry's first data communication device to support WiMAX2+, starting on October 31, 2013 (planned). [1]

The Wi-Fi WALKER WiMAX2+ is a triple-hybrid model that supports not only WiMAX2+ for high-speed data communications at a maximum downlink speed of 110 Mbps [2], but also WiMAX and 4G LTE. In addition, WiMAX2+ and WiMAX can be used with no speed constraints [3]. In addition to enabling high-speed communications anytime and anywhere, the device features user-friendly setting menus and large buttons that make operation simple even for first-time router users.

The device is also equipped with features that support various styles of usage, including a quick startup that takes about 5 seconds, a Quick Access function that enables usage without removing the device from your bag, and compatibility with a wireless charger (Qi) that charges the battery when you simply place the device on the charging pad.

In addition, by applying the WiMAX2+ Cost-Saving Discount, customers can use the device at a monthly rate of ¥3,880 (tax included) for up to 25 months. Further savings are possible with au Smart Value mine [4], which allows customers to combine the router contract with an au smartphone contract for a discount of up to ¥980 (tax included) per month on their au smartphone usage fees.Wi-Fi- WALKER WiMAX2+

  • [1]
    The metallic red Wi-Fi WALKER WiMAX2+ model is scheduled for release from mid-November 2013.
  • [2]
    Service will start from within Tokyo's Kannana Dori Loop Road 7. By the end of March 2014, service will begin rolling out to major cities (some areas) on the Higashi-Meihan Expressway (according to the UQ Communications Inc. plan as of October 2013).
  • [3]
    This exemption applies for up to 25 months from the month that includes the initial charge date, and does not apply to the speed constraints that are imposed when the amount of communications using WiMAX2+ in high speed mode exceeds 7 GB in a month. Also, in order to prevent network congestion, communication speed constraints are scheduled to apply to WiMAX2+ depending on the amount of communications used (1 GB or more over a 3-day period), starting in April 2015. KDDI will give customers advance notice of any such changes. For more information, check the au website at the link below.
    Open link in a new windowhttp://www.au.kddi.com/mobile/product/data/hwd14/
  • [4]
    For more information about au Smart Value mine, check the au website at the link below.
    Open link in a new windowhttp://www.au.kddi.com/mobile/charge/list/smartvalue/mine/

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