Vodafone 3G Goes Live

Vodafone launched its first 3G service today through Japanese unit J-Phone. Unlike rival services in Japan the service is a very limited launch and is targetting jet set business users who need global roaming. Vodafone chose to launch in Japan before its home turf of Europe because it believes that the wireless savvy market is the best indicator of future wireless trends. Sure, but the fact that J-Phone is trailing DoCoMo and KDDI to market probably had some influence as well.

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