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Japan Radio Co., Ltd. Introduces New "WIPAS" Series as Wireless IP Access for Telecommunication Carriers and Internet Operators.

TOKYO -- Japan Radio Co., Ltd (TOKYO:6751), hereinafter referred to as "JRC", today launched New Series of "WIPAS" (1) Wireless System for the IP Network being deployed worldwide. "WIPAS" is Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) system with Ethernet Interface Radio. This system can realize P-P communication and P-MP communication(2) and also can be applied to mobile backhaul, IP network last one mile, metro network solution and one of WiMAX backhaul solutions. JRC "WIPAS" allows wireless operators to establish high quality broadband services.

Additionally, "WIPAS" series will be expanded to the advanced network, such as WiMAX and NGN that are booming recently. JRC will be enhancing and expanding WIPAS series furthermore to meet the global requirements of IP Interface Radio flexibly. JRC "WIPAS" branded radios will be cost-effective with high performance and it will be leading IP interface network evolution.

<Refer to WIPAS product information (JRC 26GHz FWA SYSTEM)>

(1): "WIPAS": trade-mark registration pending

(2): P-P: Point to Point/ P-MP: Point to Multipoint

"WIPAS-26" 26GHz FWA SYSTEM has been co-developed with NTT in order to provide wireless broadband solution which is supposed to have the equal quality to optical cable network. "WIPAS-26" has been launched in Japan since 2003 and it has been approved by FCC and ETSI standard already and now it is being deployed overseas. JRC started to supply "WIPAS-24" to Fiber Tower Corporation, a mobile backhaul carrier, in the United States in December 2005, and STAR 21 Networks, a. s. in Czech Republic agreed with JRC to sign a purchase agreement of WIPAS-26 in December 2006. As to the sales record, we have experienced to sell approx. 10,000 units to domestic and overseas customers.

Additionally, JRC will be planning to deploy "WIPAS" 26GHz FWA SYSTEM in Asian countries. A communication trial test were executed for one year by Malaysia Multimedia University in Malaysia and no issue has been reported on the trial test in the area of high rain intensity. Next trial test will be expected by ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY in Philippines.

About JRC

JRC was founded in 1915 and since that time we have developed unique technology based on radio communications and information technologies. Today's communications world is bipolar -- global and personal. JRC provides land mobile and personal, information and communications equipments that speed and ease voice, data and image communications. Our original development efforts produce the latest, most advanced information and communications equipment. JRC's key wireless products include Satellite communication system, sub-mm wave Mobile backhaul system and FWA system, Trunked radio system, WiFi Products, GPS receivers and so on. For more information, please visit HYPERLINK "".
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