Softbank Mobile to look for new frequencies

15 Jan 2007

According to unconfirmed reports in the Japanese Nikkei Business Daily, Softbank Mobile is looking to apply for new frequencies for wireless communications services this summer, when the Ministry of Communications allocates new spectrum. The paper says that the ministry is planning to allocate spectrum in the 2.5GHz band to two or three companies as early as the summer. Firms including NTT DoCoMo and KDDI Corp have already expressed an interest in bidding, along with an unnamed cable TV company and several local government institutions. The 2.5GHz band is one of the bands which supports WiMAX wireless broadband services and Softbank is one of a number of Japanese firms to have carried out trials of the technology.

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