Can Vodafone's Japan unit turn it around?

Vodafone said its business won't be impacted by a massive impairment charge at the company and that it's making good progress in turning its Japanese unit around after suffering from a delayed 3G launch and intense competition from rivals. Vodafone by far has the lowest market share of the nation's three competitors, and it's difficult to compete in this super-saturated market. To make matters worse, number portability is coming to Japan. This may be the make or break year for Vodafone in Japan as it works to combat its rivals with more innovative services and handsets. The carrier recently announced new Vodafone Live! content and new 3G handsets.

To read more about Vodafone's efforts in Japan:
- take a look at this article from The Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)
- read this piece from BusinessWeek

Sponsored by ADI

What if we were always connected? With the help of our advanced wireless technology, even people in the most remote places could always be in touch.

What if there were no ocean, desert, mountain or event that could ever keep us from telling our stories, sharing discoveries or asking for help? ADI’s next-gen communications technology could keep all of us connected.

Suggested Articles

AT&T has shifted its Cricket prepaid brand to a 100% authorized retailer model, according to Wave7 Research.

The FCC decided to extend the timeline for responding to Huawei's application for review until December 11.

All operators are trying to understand the intersection between their networks and hyperscale networks. But who gets the lion's share of the revenue?