SoftBank has also announced the availability of Pocket WiFi 5G A004ZT 5G mmWave mobile hotspot for sale
SoftBank has launched its 5G millimetre (mmWave) service in Japan with Qualcomm Technologies to provide users with the fastest possible multi-Gigabit download speeds in the country.
The service has been rolled out using devices based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 5G Mobile Platforms and Modem-RF Systems.
Qualcomm’s 5G mmWave products are expected to power the initial 5G mmWave-compatible mobile devices included in SoftBank’s portfolio.
With 5G mmWave, major operators such as SoftBank are expected to benefit from a large number of spectrum resources available in higher bands to deliver multi-gigabit cellular speeds and low latency connectivity.
Qualcomm Technologies product management vice president Francesco Grilli said: “5G mmWave is critical for mobile operators to stay competitive and to realize the full potential of 5G to transform many industries.
“Japan is at the forefront in deploying the most advanced 5G technologies such as mmWave, and we are honoured by working with SoftBank to bring the fastest mobile experiences to Japanese consumers and businesses.”
In addition to the new service, SoftBank is launching Pocket WiFi 5G A004ZT 5G mmWave mobile hotspot for sale.
The commercial launch of 5G mmWave is expected to strengthen SoftBank’s 5G network capabilities.
According to Qualcomm, 5G mmWave also offers a cost-effective way for mobile operators to increase the network capacity required to meet the growing demand for data in dense urban, fixed wireless access and enterprise environments.
In March last year, SoftBank announced the commercial launch of the 5G Sub-6 GHz service with smartphones powered by Snapdragon 5G Mobile Platforms.
SoftBank product division head, senior vice president Keigo Sugano said: “SoftBank is pleased to collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies and use its leading 5G mmWave technology to offer world-class 5G service to our subscribers.
“We look forward to continuing our long-standing collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies to support Japan’s growth and leadership using the most advanced wireless innovations.”