Willcom Inc. has decided to bid for use of the 2GHz band that the Communications Ministry plans to offer to one 3G cellular phone service company this year, The Nihon Keizai Shimbun learned Monday. If approval is granted, Willcom plans to launch next-generation PHS service that will realize a data speed of 20-30 megabits per second — about 100 times as fast as current PHS services and equal to that of ASDL.
The company would first offer it in cities around 2008 and expand it nationwide as early as 2010, joining forces with Kyocera Corp. and others with stakes in Willcom. Via: Nikkei Shimbun sub. required