Breaking: Japan’s 2nd Telco KDDI Reportedly To Sell iPhone5

Nikkei Business Online is reporting [J], according to people familiar with the matter, the nation’s second carrier KDDI has an arrangement with Apple on selling iPhone in Japan.

In Japan, iPhone has been exclusively provided by the 3rd carrier Softbank Mobile. It is not officially disclosed but Nikkei speculates that Softbank has been selling 7.5 million units. Half of Softbank’s new subscribers are said to purchase iPhone, which push them up to the close third position despite its rather weak network.