Softbank boosted by new spectrum award

29 Feb 2012

Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) has issued cellular operator Softbank Mobile with an additional tranche of 900MHz spectrum to bolster its capacity for high speed mobile services. Larger rivals NTT DoCoMo and KDDI have already been issued additional frequencies in the 800MHz operating band, which they use for 3G data services. Softbank claimed just over 28 million subscribers at the end of January 2012, while DoCoMo and KDDI had 59.7 million and 34.5 million respectively.

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