More about "Japan"
Largest telecoms players set their sights on 6G
May 13, 2021
by Manuel R. Marti

The world’s biggest players in telecoms are attempting to find a common vision for 6G with several key events already taking place this year.  Read more...

Japan: Rakuten beats three rivals to 40 MHz of 5G spectrum
May 11, 2021
by Richard Handford

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) award of 2 x 20 MHz to Rakuten Mobile doubled the newcomer’s holdings in the 1.7 GHz band, although the latest allocation is less generous than it first appears. Read more...

Japan debates auctions again
Apr 15, 2021
by Richard Handford

Spectrum auctions and an independent regulatory authority for the telecoms and media industries are under public discussion again in Japan, following allegations of an excessively cosy relationship between officials at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) and executives from telecoms firm NTT and satellite broadcaster Tohokushinsha. Read more...

26 GHz heralds likely return of the administrative assignment
Feb 17, 2021
by Manuel R. Marti

Lack of demand and uncertainty regarding the business case are prompting regulators in the UK and Ireland and other countries to contemplate an administrative assignment for the release of the 26 GHz band. Read more...

New Japanese PM threatens to raise spectrum fees
Sep 18, 2020
by Richard Handford

Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s new Prime Minister, is unhappy about the prices charged by mobile operators NTT Docomo, KDDI and SoftBank and said the government should consider increasing the fees they pay to use spectrum. Read more...

South Korea to reassign more C-band spectrum for 5G
Jul 30, 2020
by Richard Handford

South Korea wants to assign a further 320 MHz in the 3.5 GHz band for 5G, following its initial award of 280 MHz in the band in 2018. Read more...

Japan awards its first commercial licences for local 5G
Apr 14, 2020
by Richard Handford

Japanese manufacturer Fujitsu received the country’s first commercial local 5G licence, with others already following.  Read more...

Japanese mobile operator aims for commercial launch of 6G by 2030
Feb 03, 2020
by Richard Handford

Even though Japan's NTT Docomo is still several months away from a commercial launch of 5G, it is already forecasting a 6G debut by 2030 on the basis that the generational cycle in mobile technology is approximately 10 years.  Read more...

Japan’s cable TV operators sign up for local 5G
Jan 20, 2020
by Richard Handford

Leading Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo and five of the country’s cable TV operators have formed a consortium to build local 5G networks.  Read more...

Major Japanese companies show interest in local 5G
Dec 06, 2019
by Richard Handford

The possibility of acquiring their own localised 5G spectrum is attracting the attention of well-known Japanese companies, although not solely from the sector one might expect.  Read more...