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UQ Communications Broadens WiMAX Services to Offer "UQ Wi-Fi" on Narita Express E259 Series Trains

UQ Communications Broadens WiMAX Services to Offer

"UQ Wi-Fi" on Narita Express E259 Series Trains


TOKYO, September 2, 2009 - UQ Communications Inc. today announced it is expanding its 'UQ WiFi' public wireless LAN area to cover the new Narita Express E259 Series passenger trains operated by Japan Railways, starting October 1st.


UQ has developed the WiMAX/Wi-Fi repeaters installed on E259 Series trains, together with cooperation from KYOCERA Corporation and Japan Railways for device manufacturing and testing. UQ expects this service enhancement, along with the planned WiMAX-WiMAX repeater currently under development, will provide users with more convenient, high-speed, mobile broadband access on trains going forward.


Please see service details in exhibit below.


UQ Communications will continue to enhance WiMAX service offerings and expand coverage areas as we strive to fully satisfy customer needs through UQ WiMAX.




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Public Relations, UQ Communications Inc.
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1.   Public Wireless LAN Service 'UQ Wi-Fi'  

Service Name

UQ Wi-Fi


Availability Date

October 1, 2009

Service Rate

Free (including sign-up)

*'UQ Wi-Fi' is an optional wireless LAN service offered to 'UQ WiMAX' subscribers.

How to Apply

After UQ WiMAX service start, apply via 'My UQ', at the UQ WiMAX customer web page.*Customer set-up guidance will be announced via UQ web page after service in.

Service Area



Tokaido Shinkansen

N700 Series (Between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka)

Concourse waiting areas at 17 stations between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka

*On Sanyo Shinkansen (Shin-Osaka to Hakata), SSID is provided, but connection is not available.

Narita Express

E259 Series (all zones)

*Service not available in tunnels.

Toei Subway

Platforms at the following 101 stations:

Asakusa Line (All stations except Oshiage station)

Mita Line (All stations except Meguro, Shirokanedai, Shirokane Takanawa)

Shinjuku Line (All stations except for Shinjuku station

Oedo Line (All stations)


Public Space

Public space for following 19 airports(*): Shinchitose, Asahikawa, Hakodate, Aomori, Sendai, Niigata, Toyama, Komatsu, Chubu International, Osaka International (Itami), Kobe, Hiroshima, Takamatsu, Kochi, Fukuoka, Kita-Kyushu, Kumamoto, Kagoshima and Miyazaki.

*WiMAX is available at Haneda and Narita Airport

ANA Lounge

The following airport lounges:

Shinchitose, Sendai, Haneda, Narita, Komatsu, Osaka International (Itami), Kansai International, Matsuyama, Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Naha.

JAL Lounge

The following airport lounges:

Shinchitose, Sendai, Haneda, Komatsu, Osaka International (Itami), Matsuyama, Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Naha.