KDDI intends to offer wireless LAN service to smartphones and others, to the largest shareholder of "Wire and Wireless (Wi2)"

KDDI is offering wireless LAN service today at 13,000 locations nationwideWire and Wireless (Wi2)We are announcing that it will become the largest shareholder of the company.

KDDI is planning to consider offering Wi-Fi service for smartphones equipped with wireless LAN in the future.

Details are as below.
Underwriting of KDDI Corporation's third-party allotment of capital through wire & wireless | 2010 | KDDI CORPORATION

According to the release of KDDI, the company said that KDDI will underwrite "stock subscription agreement" that KDDI will undertake by third-party allotment by wire and wireless (Wi2) (payment due date: October 22, 2010, capital increase: 450 million yen) It is said that we signed the letter today. This means that KDDI will hold 52.4% of Wi2 shares.

The reason why KDDI made the investment this time is that the need for wireless LAN is rapidly expanding with the increase in mobile phones equipped with smartphones and wireless LANs and the spread of netbooks and tablet terminals It is.

Currently, Wi2 provides wireless LAN service at approximately 13,000 locations nationwide with roaming area by cooperating with various partners, but KDDI will undertake this third-party allotment of new shares, We are planning to consider strengthening our financial base for future business development of Wi2 and also considering participating in Wi2 business and providing wireless LAN service for KDDI mobile phone users.

At the 2010 Winter Model Releasing held the other day, KDDIWe are expressing an intention to make nearly half of the terminals released after 2011 be smartphonesHowever, the main problem with smartphones becoming a problem is an increase in traffic (traffic volume), and already overseasSome mobile phone companies abolish packet flat-rate serviceHowever, in order to avoid such a situation, it seems that there is also aim to disperse increasing communication volume by positively introducing communication service using wireless LAN.

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