Softbank, a Japanese telecom and media company who will take over the next-generation PHS service called XGP[J] from the service’s predecessor Willcom in corporate reorganization proceedings, is reportedly considering to adopt China Mobile‘s TD-LTE standard instead for the service in Japan, several Japanese news sources reported. If Softbank adopts TD-LTE, Softbank’s subscribers in Japan and… Continue reading Softbank To Stop Further Development Of Japan-Made Mobile Technology And To Take Chinese 4G Standard?
KDDI Running Out of Motorola’s au BOX
KDDI au, Japan’s 2nd largest cellphone carrier, announced that from October 31’st it will stop accepting new contracts for the au BOX. The official reason given is “we will soon sell the allotted number of units for our au BOX service”. While new contracts are denied, existing customers will be able to continue using the… Continue reading KDDI Running Out of Motorola’s au BOX
au BOX: KDDI, Motorola and Opera intro new multimedia terminal in Japan
Yesterday KDDI, one of Japan’s many telecommunications powerhouses, held a press conference in Tokyo to present the so-called “au BOX” to the general public for the first time. “au” is KDDI’s cell phone brand and the reason why the company can call itself Japan’s second biggest cell phone carrier. Based on the Motorola VIP1830 IP,… Continue reading au BOX: KDDI, Motorola and Opera intro new multimedia terminal in Japan