Japanese mobile broadband operator EMobile announced it has launched HSPA+ technology in the country using equipment from Chinese vendor Huawei.
Covering cities such as Hokkaido, Sendai, Niigata, Horishima and Nagasaki, EMobile is promising data speeds of up to 21.6 Mbps on the downlink. EMobile is offering Internet access, streaming media and VoIP and will connect customers with a Huawei supplied data card.
As of June 30,EMobile's subscriber base exceeded 1.67 million. Telstra in Australia recently became the world's first HSPA+ operator.
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