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Tokyo getting on the citywide WiMax bandwagon

Ryan Block, @ryan
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Tokyo may not be the first city to rollout WiMax coverage (actually, for once, that title would appear to go to an American city—go fig!), but equipment manufacturer Airspan's going to be supplying Tokyo with the gear for launching a trial city-wide rollout in the 2nd quarter, and expected blanket-coverage of Tokyo thereafter. Something worth noting however: as you may or may not remember, WiMax isn't even done yet. And still, some might wonder why they'd bother deploying WiMax to a place like Tokyo, where everyone has 100mbit fiber lines to the home, and undoubtedly extensive WiFi coverage. So why? Well, because it's freaking Tokyo, that's why.

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