Press Release-Telecom
October 22, 2010
Information and Communications Council Technology Subcommittee
Low Power Radio System Committee

Technical Requirements for an 80GHz-Band High Speed Wireless Communication System

-Commencement of deliberation at Information and Communications Council Technology Subcommittee, and appeal for proposals concerning technical requirements-

 On October 21, 2010, the Low Power Radio System Committee (Chief Examiner: Hiroyuki Morikawa, professor at The University of Tokyo) at the Information and Communications Council Technology Subcommittee commenced deliberation over “technical requirements for an 80GHz-band high speed wireless communication system.”
 Furthermore, together with the commencement of this deliberation, there will now be an appeal for proposals concerning “technical requirements for an 80GHz-band high speed wireless communication system” that can contribute to the Low Power Radio System Committee's deliberation.


1. Background to commencement of deliberation, etc.

(1) Background to commencement of deliberation
 Wireless communication systems using microwave and milli-wave currently in use have transmission speeds of around 100Mbps.
 Since in many regions it is difficult to lay optical cables, which utilize anywhere from several hundred Mbps to 10Gbps, there are hopes for the implementation of a system that can construct suitable circuits in a relatively flexible and simple manner, as well as requests for a wireless communication system that can maintain a transmission speed of 1Gbps or faster, which is necessary for latency-free transmission of non-compressed high-definition images.
 It is against this background that deliberation has commenced concerning the technical requirements for a high speed wireless communication system (see enclosed document for illustration of utilization) that uses the 80GHz-band, which has yet to advance in Japan.

(2) Subject of deliberation
 Deliberation has commenced concerning “technical requirements for an 80GHz-band high speed wireless communication system” under “Technical requirements necessary for better performance of low power radio systems” (Telecommunications Council Inquiry No. 2009 – September 30, 2002), and a report will be issued in March 2011.

2. Appeal for proposals concerning technical requirements

(1) Summary of appeal for proposals
   Together with the commencement of this deliberation, an appeal will be held from October 22 to November 22 (Mon), 2010, for proposals concerning “technical requirements for an 80GHz-band high speed wireless communication system” that can contribute to the Low Power Radio System Committee's deliberation.
(2) Outline of appeal
   See enclosed document.
(3) Deadline for submission of proposals
  17:00 on November 22 (Mon), 2010




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