Onodera-san took the stage at Mobile Asia Congress to forecast jump of 15x in an already heavy use market like Japan! http://bit.ly/abjnJJ
KDDI’s president and chairman, Tadashi Onodera, confirmed the CDMA Japanese operator’s migration to LTE technology at Congress today, but warned that LTE alone will not be enough to support growing demand for mobile data.
He noted that mobile data traffic in Japan was set to grow by 15 times over the next five years and admitted that the strain this would place on mobile networks was “a big problem” for all operators. Onodera said that LTE would double KDDI’s network capacity – as would additional spectrum – and said the firm was also increasing its site density in a bid to improve capacity by a further tenfold, but he warned this would still fail to adequately address capacity problems. “LTE will not be sufficient to cope with such huge data demands so we also need to use other technologies such as WiMAX and Wi-Fi,” he said. Via Mobile Business Briefing.