Mobile WiMAX comes to Japan

­Japan's UQ Communications said it will launch its mobile WiMAX network in Tokyo, Yokohama and Kawasaki by the end of this month. The company began a soft launch this week and is recruiting friendly customers. UQ Communications is offering the service at a flat-rate price of $50 per month, although the service will be free until July.

UQ Communications' largest shareholder is mobile network operator KDDI. It owns just under one third of the operator, while Intel Capital owns 17.65 percent and Kyocera and East Japan Railway both own 17.65 percent each. 

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