NTT DoCoMo ends WiMAX partnership

NTT DoCoMo has ended its WiMAX partnership agreement with ACCA Wireless after the venture failed to secure WiMAX spectrum from the Japanese government last month.

The two had joined forces last summer for the purpose of securing a mobile WiMAX license. But Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications gave the two available broadband wireless service licenses to rival operator KDDI and PHS operator Willcom. KDDI and Willcom are expected to launch WiMAX services in 2009 and may also lease spectrum to other parties interested in offering WiMAX services.

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