Japanese mobile operator eMobile, backed by the eAccess group, and China’s Huawei Technologies yesterday launched Japan’s first commercial high speed packet access evolution (HSPA+) network, offering mobile data speeds of up to 21.6Mbps. At launch the upgraded service will be available in Hokkaido, Sendai, Niigata, Hiroshima, Fukuoka and Nagasaki, the pair said. Commenting on the launch eMobile president and COO Eric Gan said: ‘Japan’s first commercial HSPA+ network will provide eMobile customers with the most advanced and sophisticated mobile broadband services in the country.’ As at 30 June 2009 the cellco had signed up more than 1.67 subscribers since launching the service two years ago.
Subscribe to CommsUpdate to get the day’s top telecom headlines delivered to your email.
Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to email@example.com.
Browse Past Issues
Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.
Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.
CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:
- International carriers
- Wholesale service providers
- Equipment and software vendors
- Telecom investors