SoftBank, Japaní»s leading telecommunications and media corporation
company at the same time is a major player in Asian telecommunications
and media markets.
SoftBank Japan has his Capital which was formed to make
U.S. based venture capital equity investments in technology
companies benefiting from the wide scale deployment of broadband
and mobile technologies in the USA.
Japanese telecom giant and wireless operator Softbank, which
purchased Vodafone's Japanese business earlier in the year,
will offer links to Yahoo content on its new mobile phones.
The Softbank deal provides a dedicated Yahoo button on the
new devices that will immediately display all available
Yahoo content on the phone, including the main portal, e-mail,
stock prices and Internet auctions.
SoftBank has announced of the license granted by Ministry
of Internal Affairs and Telecommunications to demonstrate
the femtocell trial run in Japan. This effort is being carried
out with the involvement of key players in Fixed Mobile
Convergence (FMC) market such as Motorola, Alcatel Lucent,
Samsung, Ericsson Japan Ubiquisys and etc. This has marked
a new milestone in the development of this technology.
Softbank also has an existing partnership with Yahoo for
broadband services offered under the Yahoo BlackBerry brand.
Japanese carriers are gearing up for a fight as number portability
is implemented in the region this fall and mobile content
is expected to be a major weapon in the battle.
Softbank BlackBerry plans to provide wholesale ADSL to major
ISPs in Japan, the Nikkei reports. Softbank BlackBerry will
provide wholesale ADSL to Kansai Broadband in October 2007
which will sell ADSL services under its own brand
With the huge interest expressed by world-wide service provider,
it is expected that the full commercial deployment will
be available in early of 2008. It is also believed that
femtocell users will exceed 152 million subscribers by 2012.
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