UQ Communications – a Japanese consortium led by KDDI and also including Intel, JR East, Kyocera and several banks – launches a commercial Mobile Wimax trial service at Tokyo, Yokohama and Kawasaki. Nagoya and Osaka will also go online in June. This means the major areas of Japan will be covered at a 40$ monthly flat-rate, a rather interesting fee.
They also will offer a Wifi service on Shinkansen trains that will be available for all customers by September (though some commercial clients will have it by March).
We’ll have to wait patiently until we see this in Europe.