Tokyo Calling

Schoenberger, Chana R.
March 2008
Forbes Asia;3/24/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p26
The article discusses how entrepreneur Sachio Semmoto is building the world's fastest wireless data service in Japan. Twenty years ago Semmoto founded KDDI, Japan's number two phone company, and then expanded it into wireless. At 65, Semmoto is betting his reputation, and $3 billion in investors' money, on building the world's fastest wireless data service, called Emobile. It explains that Emobile has an advantage to deliver high-speed wireless to Japan because, unlike its larger rivals, it started fresh.


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