KDDI awards LTE contracts to Motorola, NEC

20 Aug 2009

Japan’s second largest mobile operator by subscribers KDDI Corp has awarded contracts to Motorola and NEC Corp for the supply of base stations and ancillary equipment to build its next generation long term evolution (LTE) network. KDDI plans to invest in the region of JPY500 billion (USD5.3 billion) in its new network, the firm said in a statement. The country’s largest player NTT DoCoMo plans to launch LTE in 2010, while number three operator Softbank Mobile is targeting a December 2012 launch for its next generation service.

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