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Panasonic and Narita Airport to Launch Next-Generation High-Speed Wireless

Monday, February 1, 2016

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) Panasonic Corporation and Narita International Airport today announced that they will launch the world's first experimental demonstration of "WiGig(r) Spot", a new technology that is expected to enable high-speed wireless transmission over 10 times the data transfer rate of existing wireless LANs.

WiGig Spot will be set up in Narita airport and feature millimeter-wave access points [2], developed by Panasonic. Airport visitors will experience high-definition video download over a next-generation WLAN connection onto a dedicated terminal. The theme of the demonstration video is intended to entertain inbound tourists and show Japanese hospitality. Visitors will also receive a complimentary DVD of the video.

This experimental demonstration is supported by the "research and development project for expansion of radio spectrum resources" of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan.

WiGig is one of the wireless LAN standards operating at 60GHz, which is based on IEEE 02.11ad. Compared to existing wireless LANs at 2.4/5GHz, it provides a shorter communication distance (up to 10m) but enables gigabit per second high speed communication. WiGig(r) is a registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance(r).

Panasonic Corporation, founded in 1918 is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, enterprise solutions, and device industries. It has 468 subsidiaries and 94 associated companies worldwide, and for the year ending March 31, 2015 recorded consolidated net sales of 7.715 trillion yen.

Since opening in 1978, Narita Airport has remained committed to maximum safety and airport services while meeting the changing needs of customers from all over the world. Narita Airport prides itself as an international hub of the Tokyo metropolitan area and East Asia that has contributed greatly to the Japanese economy.

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