Japan’s first commercial 5G services will blaze a path with SoftBank Corp’s announcement of launching 5G from March 27.
As per the pricing strategy, the rollout of the next generation of cellular technology- 5G network-will come as an additional ¥1,000 per month, exempting the current and new subscribers as a part of sales campaign from August 31.The four handsets SoftBank chose for debut are Oppo Reno 3 5G, LG V60 ThinQ 5G, Sharp Aquos R5G, and ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G.The operator also suggests that over 90% of the Japan population will have access to its 5G services by the end of the year 2021.
Further, the operator will launch the 5G network in a handful of places and extend it to major cities like Tokyo, Hiroshima, Chiba, Ishikawa, Aichi, and Fukuoka by the end of the month. SoftBank also has plans of installing as many as 10,000 base stations by the end of March, 2023.
With lower latencies and higher frequencies, 5G networks will be as much 100 times faster than 4G. With speeds up to 100 gigabytes per second, people will have access to a fresh slew of applications and services.