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KDDI to provide Hutchison CAT with GPS technology

Posted: 11 Sep 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:kddi? telecommunications? cellphone? global positioning system? cdma system?

KDDI Corp., a telecommunications company in Japan, has announced a contract with Hutchison CAT Wireless Multimedia Ltd., a cellular phone carrier in Thailand, for the construction of a high-precision global positioning system (GPS). The contract is based on the gpsOne system which KDDI presently offers in Japan in cooperation with NEC as EZ NAVI.

In constructing the new system, KDDI will cooperate with Snap Track Inc. regarding the gpsOne system license and technological support. KDDI will also receive cooperation from Qualcomm Inc. relating to the technological support associated with the CDMA system.

KDDI will deliver full support to Hutchison CAT to include system development relating to the gpsOne server and systems, introduction of a manufacturer of cellular phone handsets that are compatible with this system, provision of technological and marketing information, and the introduction of application service providers and content providers.

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