Telecommunications equipment suppliers Kyocera have announced the upcoming launch of a new USB wireless broadband modem for iBurst, the mobile broadband wireless access (MBWA) system.
The device, which will come on the market in August this year, is of a "small gadget size" and connects to a PC via a USB cable or USB port.
It is claimed the iBurst system offers economical mobile broadband wireless access, generating a high spectrum efficiency of 32 Mbps - 24 Mbps on downloads and 8 Mbps for uploads.
In an effort to promote the use of its technology on an international level, iBurst has set up the iBurst Association.
According to the firm: "iBurst operators worldwide have formed the iBurst Association, a not-for-profit organisation advocating the promotion and development of iBurst technology as a preferred MBWA solution."
In June, an industry standard developed by the MBWA Working Group was approved, enabling the worldwide deployment of interoperable multi-vendor mobile broadband wireless access networks.