Softbank, Motorola Launch 2.5 GHz WiMax Trial In Japan

Motorola and Softbank Group are teaming up to install a WiMax trial network in Tokyo. Under the agreement, Motorola will supply the necessary equipment such as access points, an access network, and prototype WiMax mobile handheld devices while Softbank — a provider of mobile communications, fixed-line telecommunications and fixed-line broadband services to 26 million subscribers in Japan — will evaluate the efficacy of WiMax as a wireless broadband techology. The trial will run for five months beginning September.
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