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Japan awards 5G spectrum, services planned to launch in 2020

Wednesday 10 April 2019 | 19:23 CET | News
Japan's government has approved plans by four mobile network operators to deploy 5G networks. The operators plan to offer 5G services in every prefecture within two years, the Nikkei reports. 

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: KDDI / NTT DoCoMo / Rakuten Mobile / Softbank
Countries: Japan
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