Kyocera Wireless Corp. Provides Prototype cdma2000 1X Handsets to Lucent Technologies for 3G Demonstration at CTIA
Data rates of up to 144 kilobits per second enable video over wireless networksLAS VEGAS - March 20, 2001 - At today's opening of the CTIA Wireless 2001 industry trade show, prototype handsets from Kyocera Wireless Corp. (KWC) were used by Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) to showcase live next-generation, high speed data communications for the mobile Internet.
Making use of Lucent's live third-generation (3G) Flexent network and a technology called cdma2000 1X, the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) handsets feature data rates of up to 144 kbps, or roughly 10 times faster than today's wireless phones. In the demonstrations, the KWC handsets were used to provide high-speed data communications for readily available, Internet-capable commercial mobile computing devices.
The 3G demonstrations are taking place in the Lucent Technologies booth (#3432) at the Sands Expo Center Las Vegas, Nevada.
The demonstrations included:
- Showing movie trailers
- Using live video to emphasize potential home or office security monitoring services
- Sending virtual postcards between wireless devices
- Allowing drivers to avoid traffic by showing live video of potential hot spots
- Previewing gaming and entertainment services, including motor races and comedy clips
"Lucent's decision to use our prototype handsets for their demonstration affirms to us that Kyocera Wireless Corp. is on the leading edge of third-generation wireless devices," said Masahiro Inoue, president and CEO for Kyocera Wireless Corp. "When the wireless carriers are ready to roll out third-generation services, we expect to provide a fully capable line of products to support them."
According to Jamie Kistler, Lucent's managing director of wireless strategic relationships, "Lucent and Kyocera Wireless Corp. share a commitment to delivering cutting-edge 3G services that will generate revenue for wireless network operators. Network operators expect great things from the new mobile Internet and we're delighted to give visitors to the CTIA show a firsthand look at cdma2000 in action."
About Lucent Technologies
Lucent Technologies, headquartered in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, designs and delivers the systems, software, silicon and services for next-generation communications networks for service providers and enterprises. Backed by the research and development of Bell Labs, Lucent focuses on high-growth areas such as broadband and mobile Internet infrastructure; communications software; communications semiconductors and optoelectronics; Web-based enterprise solutions that link private and public networks; and professional network design and consulting services. For more information on Lucent Technologies, visit its Web site at http://www.lucent.com.
About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc. (KII), the North American headquarters and holding company of Kyocera Corporation. KII established Kyocera Wireless Corp. after acquiring QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. Kyocera Wireless Corp. incorporates QUALCOMM's CDMA technology in the development and manufacture of wireless phones and accessories for customers worldwide. For more information on Kyocera Wireless Corp., please visit our website at http://www.kyocera-wireless.com.
Kyocera Corporation, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, cameras, laser printers, copiers, solar energy systems and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2000, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled 812 billion yen (US$7.9 billion) with net income of 50 billion yen (US$489 million). Kyocera Corporation has been recognized by IndustryWeek magazine as one of "The World's 100 Best-Managed Companies."
Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. QUALCOMM is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated. Flexent is a trademark of Lucent Technologies.
Dana Knight, KWC Public Relations
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