Is WiMAX the new battlefield for cellular operators?

Kenji Hall

A battle over WiMAX is shaping up between Japan's No. 1 and No. 2 cell phone operators. DoCoMo has just applied to the Japanese government to conduct a one-year trial run of the long-range wireless technology in central Tokyo. KDDI just completed its own experiments earlier this month. I wouldn't be surprised if Softbank follows suit. So is WiMAX about to take off?

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