Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Willcom set to commence mobile data service – Japan

Japanese PHS operator Willcom has announced that it will begin offering mobile data services later this month. It has reached an agreement with Japanese MNO NTT DoCoMo for use of its network via an MVNO arrangement.

Willcom will offer data cards manufactured by NetIndex, but marketed under its own brand name. They will initially target business customers before offering services to private individuals later this year.

The service will offer download data rates at a theoretical maximum of 7.2Mbps and will come in at a variety of price points starting at ¥940 (9.61 USD) for the cheapest package and rising to ¥7980 (81.63 USD) for the high-end package.