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"GALAPAGOS"; A First WiMAX Embedded Tablet for Consumers on Sale

“GALAPAGOS”; A First WiMAX Embedded Tablet for Consumers on Sale
-Supporting Tethering Function and connecting to maximum 7 Wi-Fi Devices -



TOKYO, November 16, 2011 - UQ Communications Inc. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Akio Nozaka, hereafter: UQ) today announced that UQ starts selling “GALAPAGOS EB-A71GJ-B” which is a first WiMAX embedded Tablet with 7 inches display manufactured by Sharp Corporation, on UQ WiMAX Online Shop ( from December 9, 2011.

Customers enjoy connection high speed Internet as soon as switch on the device without Wi-Fi router, by using GALAPAGOS which is embedded WiMAX communication module in 7 inches tablet body suitable for mobile use.

At this time, WiMAX service covers nationwide (*1) with high speed data communication; 40Mbps for downlink and 10Mbps for downlink (*2). Customers enjoy e-book servie, movie service and contents for AndroidTM (*3) anytime.

Moreover, GALAPAGOS supports tethering function like Wi-Fi routers. Wi-Fi enabled devices including PCs, game devices and smart phones can access Internet through Galapagos working as Wi-Fi access point in home and .outside.

UQ offers special price for GALAPAGOS with subscription to designated plan by UQ on UQ Online Shop, for proposing new usage scene of GALAPAGOS and WiMAX.

UQ Communications will continue to offer new internet experiences, enhanced WiMAX service offerings, and expand area coverage

*1: Actual population coverage rate are following;

     All over Japan : 75%
     Government-designated cities (Including Tokyo 23 wards) : 95%
     Major cities in Tokyo (23 Wards), Osaka and Nagoya area : 99%
     Actual population coverage rate = Area cover population of target area / population of target area

     Population data : A result of national census in 2005

*2: A Maximum 15.4Mbps downlink service will be provided in this December.

*3: AndroidTM is a trademark of Google Inc.

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