wOw.. TCA official stats for July: All 3 Top Japan telco subscribers – 126,194,300 – now 100% on 3G+ or LTE! http://bit.ly/P6QWEQ
So, with very little fanfare, KDDI shuttered it’s old CDMAOne network last month making Japan an ‘entirely’ 3G+ country. While of course there is still the old Willcom PHS network, with about 4.7M enterprise-focused voice subs, to be nigglie.. but still.. did we say WOW!
It will be interesting to stamp this date in history and see how long it takes for other countries to make the full migration. A timely mention in this regard – we noticed recent post that AT&T is targeting shut-down of 2G in 2017 [Eds]