A week in tech: Part 1

All the key tech news from Japan and Korea in the past week.

Japan

Telecommunications

- Japan Telecom to lease out broadband fiber-optic communications lines to companies by the hour starting next year. The company will offer the right to send the optical signals of various wavelengths along its fiber-optic lines. Each line, which can transmit data at 10Gbps, can be used simultaneously by several firms.

Mobile Wireless

- J-Phone opens a Vodafone mobile phone store in JR Shinjuku Station. Vodafone holds a controlling interest in the Japanese firm's corporate parent. J-Phone, which intends to change the brand name of its mobile phones to Vodafone by the end of the year, plans to gradually remodel all of its outlets.

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