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Softbank Mobile XGP/LTE TDD

Spectrum
band 9 1700 MHz, 10 MHz (from emobile)
band 40 2.3-2.4 GHz, TD-LTE -  tbc
band 38 2.5-2.6 GHz, TD-LTE (2545-2575 MHz) 
2.1 GHz (3G/HSPA+)
900 MHz (3G/HSPA+)


Networks
TD LTE band 1 2.1 GHz 
20000 BS est. 2013.03
10673 BS Softbank 2012.09.18
max speed 75 Mbps 2012.09.18
coverage 
91% pop 2013.03 est. 2012.10 
1090 cities  2012.10
10000 BS est. eMobile 2013.03
TDD LTE band 38 TD-LTE (2545-2575 MHz) 

Have begun setting up LTE-compatible BS, plans to offer three LTE models 2012.08.20

Vendors

Subscribers
1.25 mil - LTE @2013.03.31
0,52 mil - LTE connections ..2012.12..
39.11 million, 2012.09; 28,8% after M&A eMobile
34,91 million, 2012.08; 25.7%

Average DL
9.49 Mbps @2013.04 

Tariffs
2012.10.12 Softbank is charging JPY5,000 (USD64) per month for an LTE package which includes 5GB of bandwidth each month; data transfer speeds are throttled once the user reaches the limit, or additional bandwidth can be bought in 2GB blocks for JPY2,625. 

UE
smartphones
Apple iPhone 5 A1429, gsm model, smartphone, announced 2012.09.12 (at the moment Softbank NOT support LTE ability of the new iPhone 5). 
mobile routers 
some Huawei router, announced 2012.10.11
SoftBank 102Z (ZTE), mobile router, announced 2012.09.14  

News
It noted that the combination of EMOBILE’s 10,000 base stations at 1.7 GHz with its existing 20,000 base stations at 2.1 GHz would give it an estate of 30,000 “LTE base stations available for the iPhone 5.” Softbank says it had 34.9 million subscribers at end-August, while EMOBILE had 4.2 million. The combination of the two would give the expanded firm 39.1 million – a 28.8 percent market share. 
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