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Thursday, December 6, 2007

In the news ニュース

A business article in today's Japan Times, entitled "Fujitsu to set up WiMAX joint venture with Taiwan institution" caught my eye http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nb20071205a4.html. To quote:

"Fujitsu Ltd. 富士通株式会社 said Tuesday it will join hands with an institution backed by the Taiwanese government to develop application platforms for next-generation WiMAX wireless networks. Fujitsu and the Institute for Information Industry signed a basic deal in Tokyo to set up a joint venture in Taiwan, one of the world's major manufacturing bases for personal computers and mobile phones. The joint venture, to be set up in March, will develop WiMAX application platforms for Taiwanese makers of information technology devices...WiMAX, or Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, will allow wireless connections to the Internet at data rates of about 70 megabits per second over distances of up to 50 km."

I don't pretend to understand what all of this really means from a technical point of view, but it's a good example of cooperation between Japan and Taiwan in the economic sphere.

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