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Japan (2020)
Dec 10, 2019
by Richard Handford

Japan has a tradition of close cooperation between industry and government in the mobile industry that, while not fractured, is undergoing some creative tension. Read more...

Dec 07, 2019
by Dugie Standeford

NTT DOCOMO, which in April 2019 was assigned spectrum in Japan in 3.7 GHz, 4.5 GHz and 28 GHz, remains a 5G pioneer.  DOCOMO now services over 78 million mobile customers in Japan, and continues to build out its 4G LTE network. Read more...

SoftBank (2020)
Dec 05, 2019
by Dugie Standeford

Japanese operator SoftBank was assigned new spectrum in the 3.7 GHz and 28 GHz bands for 5G, and is focused on high-altitude platforms for the Internet of Things and 5G.  The proposed merger of its US segment Sprint with T-Mobile looks set to be approved, while Sprint is deploying 5G… Read more...

Spectrum Options for Private Industrial IoT Networks
Apr 25, 2019
by Dianne Northfield

There is no globally harmonized spectrum for IoT, and there is no indication that this situation will change. IoT spectrum considerations therefore remain in the hands of national regulators. Read more...

Enabling Widespread Drone Takeoff: Part 2 – The Need for National Spectrum Frameworks
Apr 09, 2019
by Dianne Northfield

A lack of national-level spectrum policy is stymieing the development of the commercial drone industry. This is despite the progressive identification of spectrum for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) at the international-level and ongoing innovation supporting innumerable use cases for commercial drones. In this second note of a two-part series on… Read more...

Reliance Jio Infocomm – the one-off that can be repeated
Jan 29, 2019
by Richard Handford

The Indian operator is frequently name-checked as a model for successfully breaking into a mobile market with its straight-to-4G, data-only strategy. But Reliance Jio Infocomm looks like a one-off: finding another visionary, billionaire backer like Mukesh Ambani, willing to invest a significant chunk of his capital in spectrum and infrastructure… Read more...

Japan (2019)
Jan 03, 2019
by Jonathan Watson

Japan will be hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020 and the country plans to use the event as a showcase for new technologies such as 5G. Japan is one of the countries interested in using 28 GHz for 5G, even though the band was not selected for further… Read more...

Japan: population density map and data
Dec 27, 2018
by Chetan Chauhan-Sims

Just 7% of Japan's land mass is made up of 'intensively built-up' areas and is inhabited by almost 60% of Japan's 125 million-strong population. Comparatively, over half of the nation's land mass is 'moderately built-up', but is inhabited by 15% of the population.   Read more...

Dec 10, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

NTT DOCOMO is Japan's leading mobile operator, but it is also a key player on the world stage in 5G innovation.  With the government gearing up for the country's first spectrum auction, the operator has urged against giving excessive weight to the economic value of spectrum. Read more...

Softbank (2019)
Dec 10, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

SoftBank and its US segment, Sprint, seek to lead the pack in 5G rollout, with Sprint preparing to launch a US 5G mobile network using 2.5 GHz in the first half of 2019 while the FCC reviews a proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile. In Japan the 5G focus is… Read more...