Report: Wireless Japan 2003
Japan’s wireless broadband networks are rapidly accelerating with the development of cutting-edge technologies and Wireless Japan 2003 is the place to see it all. We’ve put together quite a package from this year’s show, including an on-camera interview with Vodafone Global Content Services’ Tim Harrison on his view on how V-Live is different from i-mode. We grabbed shots of Sanyo’s OLED 3G concept-model handsets and KDDI Labs’ new TV-Mobile unit; and caught up with Gartner Japan’s Mitsuyama-san who gave us her take on this year’s conference.
How successful is Vodafone Live — really? And how much has Vodafone learned from J-Phone? One thing we’d like to point out is that 1.5 million subscribers is just a drop in the bucket for Vodafone’s European audience. Vodafone has about a quarter of the UK market alone (over 13 million subscribers); about 23 million in Germany and 15 million in Italy. When all’s said and done, Vodafone Live has less than three percent of Vodafone’s 80 million European customer base. Read Paul Kallender’s Report
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The EXPO COMM WIRELESS JAPAN CONFERENCE is the largest wireless conference in the market. Many of the industry’s leading companies including NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, J-Phone, Vodafone, Toyota, NEC, Panasonic, Intel, Qualcomm, Nokia, Ericsson and many others sent senior-level VIPs to present. Over thirty companies participated and shared their insight on third-generation services, ITS, WLAN, and other topics with an audience of over 2,000 industry professionals.