The Japan Wireless LAN White Paper 2002- 2003 is based on an examination of over 40 wireless LAN projects and services underway across Japan. The report also features a special consumer survey of conducted in collaboration with Japanese marketing firm Kikakuya, Inc. The report offers a comprehensive overview of Japan's Wireless LAN market as well analysis of emerging uses for Wireless LAN technologies. The report draws Mobile Media Japan's expertise on the Japan wireless market and is an excellent tool for understanding where Wireless LAN is heading both in Japan and abroad.
Wireless LAN products and services are a rapidly developing area in Japan, which has the world's most advanced wireless data market.
Since 1999, over 50 million Japanese consumers have signed up for mobile Internet services and are now spending an estimated 300 billion yen (US$2.4 billion) annually on wireless data. The demand for higher-speed wireless access has also so far attracted 1.3 million customers to third-generation (3G) services and this demand is likely to further met through Wireless LAN.
With 5 million more users now signed up for broadband Internet, a variety of service providers are poised to address the need for wireless access via WLAN.