Wax on, whacks off – Japan cellcos lament high porn downloads

8 Jul 2009

Bloomberg reports that Japanese 3G network operators are taking a severe beating from users who are ‘abusing’ unlimited internet access packages to download porn from the web. The country’s number one and two operators in particular are feeling the pinch, with NTT DoCoMo and KDDI reporting a spike in demand around midnight when heavy users put the USD74 billion W-CDMA network under strain. More than 91 million Japanese have access to the web via 3G and reports suggest the domestic market for online pornography is growing at a rate of up to 1,000 new customers a day.

Japan, KDDI (au), NTT DOCOMO