Japan: KDDI to launch dual 3G-WiMax service

Japanese mobile operator KDDI plans to launch a dual mobile and wireless data service before the end of the year. The company will offer four devices that can access 3G as well as Wimax networks from December.

The terminals are manufactured by Hitachi and are expected to retail for JPY 20,000 to 30,000, the Nikkei reports. KDDI will offer different plans with a flat-fee plan expected to cost JPY 5,000 to 6,000 per month.

MVNO Japan Communications is expected to offer a similar service this year. To offer the Wimax service, both companies will lease spectrum from Wimax operator UQ Communications.

Courtesy: TelecomPaper.

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