Japan's Dark Horse
Willcom, a Japanese personal handyphone system (PHS) operator, plans to spend $1.7 billion over 6 years on network based on next-generation PHS technology.
Interestingly, Kyocera is also one of KDDI's WiMax joint venture partners. (See KDDI Forms Mobile WiMax JV.)
I must confess to not knowing much about next-gen PHS. So, I have some questions: Could it be better than WiMax? And could it possibly have any traction outside Japan? Check out the discussion going on about it over here. — Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Unstrung