Fujitsu will shortly be making its debut in the mobile phone industry: it has just rented the Personal Handyphone System network from KDDI’s DDI Pocket unit. It is expected to introduce its services in Japan by July 2002.
Fujitsu will be targeting corporate customers and plans to offer a range of data services that are compatible between PCs and other wireless devices for a flat fee. The company will also offer its services to its ‘Nifty Internet’ members.
It has only been since last year that Japanese telecoms regulator allowed for the leasing of networks and thus paved the way for virtual network operators. Fujitsu is the third firm to rent network capacity from DDI Pocket.