Japan to Grant New Carrier Licenses
Competition in Japan’s already crowded cell-phone market is set to intensify as the government prepares to open the door to new entrants for the first time in 12 years. Softbank, eAccess and IP Mobile will be granted licenses by the government to offer cell-phone services, possibly from next year, Jiji Press and Kyodo News said Tuesday, citing unnamed informed sources.
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Marking the first new mobile-phone licenses issued in 12 years, the move is expected to bring even fiercer competition among Japanese mobile operators such as NTT DoCoMo and KDDI. The decision is expected to be finalized following approval from a regulatory body which will be delivered to the communications minister on Wednesday, the reports said. Via: Yahoo News