Motorola has revealed that it has signed an agreement with Softbank for the deployment of a 2.5GHz WiMAX trial network in Tokyo, due to begin in September 2006 and expected to last five months. Motorola will supply an end-to-end trial system, including five access points, an access network and 25 prototype WiMAX mobile handheld devices. Softbank Corp provides mobile communications, fixed line voice and broadband services. The company acquired the third largest mobile operator in Japan, Vodafone KK, in April 2006 for USD15.0 billion. Softbank currently has more than 20 million wireline and wireless customers in Japan.