MIC receives four applications for 3.9G mobile licences

13 May 2009

Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) reportedly received four applications for licences to roll out 3.9G mobile networks across the country by its 7 May deadline, Telecompaper reports. A decision on the licences is expected by the summer. TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database writes that the new licences will use frequencies in the 2010MHz-2025MHz range to launch long-term evolution (LTE) technology. The likely bidders are incumbent operators NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, Softbank Mobile and eMobile.