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ANA/NTT Tie-Up Installs Wireless Chargers at 8 Airport Lounges

ANA/NTT Tie-Up Installs Wireless Chargers at 8 Airport Lounges

The Okudake-Juden charger.

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On May 10, All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA) announced that it will continue to install wireless mobile phone chargers in Japanese airports.

In a tie-up with NTT Docomo, Inc., ANA is gradually installing Okudake-Juden (meaning "place and charge") devices that comply with the Qi (pronounced "chee") international wireless charging standard. Any electronic device with the "qi" logo on it -not just mobile phones- can charge wirelessly simply by placing them on the charger.

Thus far ANA has installed the chargers in seven domestic terminal lounges at Haneda, New Chitose, Kansai, Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Kagoshima and Naha airports and at three international terminal lounges at Haneda, Narita and Kansai airports. The airline plans to eventually install chargers at all Japanese airports it serves.

Some NTT Docomo mobile phones and smartphones that are not Qi-enabled can use the wireless chargers by plugging in an attachment.

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