WiMAX License for Japanese CATV Firm
A Japanese government panel has apparently approved a plan to grant Reinan Cable Network Co. a license to provide WiMAX services on a regional basis. The Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture-based cable television company is expected to get the license from a local bureau of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications as early as next Monday.
The company plans to start offering the WiMAX services in Tsuruga on a commercial basis by the end of this year, earlier than the two firms that have already received the licenses to offer the WiMAX services across Japan. The two nationwide WiMAX service providers are UQ Communications Inc. and Willcom Inc. Their services are slated to kick off in summer next year or later.