Softbank to release high-speed wireless service


TOKYO (majirox news) — Softbank Corp. said Sept 29 it will introduce a high-speed wireless communication service with data transmission speeds equivalent to fiber optic.

Softbank is aiming to boost wireless transmission speeds in line with increasing use of smart phones and tablets.

“We want to come up with speeds that will overwhelmingly stave off the opposition,” Softbank founder Masayoshi Son told reporters on Thursday.

He added that high-speed and smooth communication is what people want most in the next-generation of smartphones. The telecom giant plans on transmission speeds of up to 110 megabits per second, 10 times faster than its current 3G mobile phones and double the speeds of current wireless competitors in Wimax and Xi.

Softbank aims to have its next generation wireless service in place by February next year, with terminals and tablets equipped to handle it released simultaneously.

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