To members using our Asahi Mobile WiMAX services

Upgrade to WiMAX 2 + service

Thank you for using our service.

"Asahi Mobile WiMAX" released in Spring 2015 in partnership with UQ Communications Inc. will switch its allocated frequency bands to WiMAX 2 +. With new Asahi Mobile WiMAX 2 +, you can enjoy better quality of internet connection. The maximum possible Asahi Mobile WiMAX speed will be upgraded as below:

  As of October 2014 After Spring 2015
Maximum download speed: Maximum speed of 40Mbps Maximum speed of 13.3Mbps
Maximum upload speed: Maximum speed of 15.4Mbps Maximum speed of 10.2Mbps

We apologize for any inconvenience this speed change may cause you. However, we would like to offer this Upgrade to WiMAX 2 + service to those who are currently using our Asahi Mobile WiMAX services. Please read the following details and apply.

1.Implementation period of the "Upgrade to WiMAX 2 + service"

We will notify you separately of the closing date.


2.Eligible customers and Conditions

(1)Eligible customers
Regardless of the period of use, members who are currently using one of our following services:

  • "Asahi Mobile WiMAX Fixed Plan"
  • "Asahi Mobile WiMAX Two-tier Plan"
  • "Asahi Mobile WiMAX Fixed Plan with Fixed IP address included"
  • "Asahi Mobile WiMAX Two-tier Plan with Fixed IP address included"

(2)Conditions
To be eligible for these benefits, please click the "Apply" button below or call us to apply for the "Upgrade to WiMAX 2 + service"

3.Promotion contents

  • Unlimited Data Plan monthly charge 4,290 yen → 3,610 yen for 2 years!
  • WiMAX 2 + Wi-Fi router charge 20,000 yen → Free
  • Monthly charge 3,610 yen in the opening month → Free
  • Wi-Fi Router Cradle    Free
  • Asahi Mobile WiMAX penalty charge will not apply.
  • Upgrade is possible regardless of how long Asahi Mobile WiMAX has been used.
  • An initial setup charge of 3,000 yen will be billed for the Asahi Net WiMAX 2+ service.

4.Asahi Net WiMAX 2+ Wi-Fi Router Type

The following data communication devices are available.

Speed Wi-Fi NEXT W04

  • High-speed communication download speeds of up to 440Mbps
  • Change between three adjustable communication modes depending on your needs
  • Sleek and portable handheld design
  • Convert it to a home router using the purpose-built cradle (offered free of charge)
  • Supports USB 3.1 Type C (USB cable included)
  • For more details, click here
  • There is a maximum technical speed in this system depending on factors such as the communication device being used and the status of the service area, which may result in maximum communication speeds of 220Mbps or 110Mbps. Actual communication speeds may be affected by the surrounding environment and network congestion, which may result in decreased communication speeds.

Speed Wi-Fi NEXT W04

novas Home+CA

  • Supports WiMAX 2+ Carrier Aggregation (Max. download speed of up to 220Mbps)
  • Compatible with Wi-Fi Standard (WLAN)
  • Use Wi-Fi 2.4Ghz/5Ghz simultaneously
  • Two 1000BASE-T-compatible LAN ports. Also, connect up to 16 devices wirelessly at the same time

novas Home+CA

Speed Wi-Fi NEXT WX03

  • Supports WiMAX 2+ 4x4 MIMO and 2CA compatibility, providing a maximum download speed of up to 440Mbps
  • Features a large touchscreen for easy use
  • Features a high-capacity battery and Eco Mode function, increasing continuous communication time
  • Enjoy comfortable high-speed communication coverage indoors using the purpose-built cradle’s built-in antenna (offered free of charge)
  • For more details, click here
  • The maximum download speed of 440Mbps is offered mainly in the Tokyo-Nagoya-Osaka area. There is a maximum technical speed in this system depending on factors such as the communication device being used and the status of the service area, which may result in maximum communication speeds of 220Mbps or 110Mbps. Actual communication speeds may be affected by the surrounding environment and network congestion, which may result in decreased communication speeds.

Speed Wi-Fi NEXT WX03

5.The main features of the "Asahi Net WiMAX 2 +"

  Asahi Mobile WiMAX Asahi Net WiMAX 2+
Communications
standard
WiMAX WiMAX 2+
WiMAX
au 4G LTE
Connection Speeds
(Download)
Maximum speed of 40Mbps
After Spring 2015,
maximum speed of 13.3Mbps
Maximum speed of 110Mbps
After Spring 2015,
maximum speed of 220Mbps
Monthly charge 3610 yen (excl.tax)
Unlimited Data Plan※4
Normal charge 4850 yen /mo
3610 yen /mo(From the 1st until the 24th month of contract)
4350 yen /mo(From the 25th month of contract and after. "Long-term discount" system applies)
Fixed Data Plan
Normal 4196 yen /mo
3610 yen /mo(From the 1st until the 24th month of contract)
3696 yen /mo(From the 25th month of contract and after. "Long-term discount" system applies)
Speed regulation None Unlimited Data Plan : None※3
Fixed Data Plan : 7GB
Service area Major cities throughout Japan
(99% of population coverage)
WiMAX service area + Major cities throughout Japan
  • ※1Monthly charge will be 4850 yen (excl.tax) in the following month from the first renewal month(after 26 months).
  • ※2Monthly charge will be 4196 yen (excl.tax) in the following month from the first renewal month(after 26 months).
  • ※3There is no regulation of speed based on traffic volume for a maximum 24th month.
  • ※4 The "Unlimited Data Plan" monthly charge is 4850 yen /mo and the "Fixed Data" plan is 4196 yen /mo (both tax excluded). On the month of cancellation, there will be 1 full monthly charge ( 4850 yen with "Unlimited Data Plan" and 4,196 yen/mo with "Fixed Plan"), universal service fee, and cancellation fee (for any cancellation made other than renewal period) on billing statement. In case any cancellations occurred during the first month, registration change fee and full price of data device will also be charged.

Asahi Net WiMAX 2+ long-term discount starts on July 1st 2016!
You get 500 yen discount every month to go all the way after the first renewal month.

Important Notes

About the Upgrade to WiMAX 2+

Asahi Mobile WiMAX Contract
  • The Asahi Mobile WiMAX service will be cancelled effective at the end of the month of the date in which you have opened the Asahi Net WiMAX 2+ service.(*)
  • Those who have already applied for our "Asahi Mobile WiMAX 15,000 yen gift campaign" previously and apply for the "Upgrade to WiMAX 2+" are still eligible for the 15,000 yen cashback.
  • Service opening month:
    The earliest of either
    1. The date on which you use the Wi-Fi device you purchased from Asahi Net to make the first WiMAX 2+ Internet connection,
    or
    2. The date on which the 10 days after the date the Wi-Fi router is dispatched falls.
Asahi Net WiMAX 2+ Contract
  • We will begin sending out Wi-Fi routers from 4th November. In case of a high volume of orders, it may take a maximum of 1 month until the Wi-Fi router is delivered. Your understanding is appreciated.
Fixed IP Address
  • The same Fixed IP address you are using with your current Asahi Mobile WiMAX service cannot be used. Your understanding is appreciated.
Data Communication Devices
  • This Wi-Fi router is compatible for download speeds of up to 110Mbps. Please note that it will not be compatible for download speeds of up to 220Mbps.
Additional Equipment Service
  • The Additional Equipment service we offer to Asahi Mobile WiMAX services are not available for the Asahi Net WiMAX 2+ service.

About the Asahi Net WiMAX 2+

WiMAX / WiMAX 2+ connection speeds
  • The connection speeds displayed above are of the maximum speed based on technical standards. The connection speeds will change depending on Internet congestion or communication environment. Even in an Asahi Net WiMAX 2+ service area, it is possible for there to be areas where speeds can only reach a maximum of 10Mbps.
  • In and around the WiMAX 2+ area, there is a possibility that we may cut the connections of customers who have continuously connected for more than 24 hours for the maintenance of quality and protection of our equipment. For more details, please refer to the UQ Communications Inc. Web page below (in Japanese only).
Charges
  • Separately, a Universal Service Charge is required.
  • In the month the service is cancelled, one month's monthly charge ( 4,196 yen ), the universal service charge and the cancellation charge (if not a contract renewal month) will be billed. Furthermore, if the service is cancelled in the opening month(*), the initial setup charge and data communication device charge will be billed.
  • Service opening month:
    The earliest of either
  • 1. The date on which you use the Wi-Fi device you purchased from Asahi Net to make the first WiMAX 2+ Internet connection,
    or
  • 2. The date on which the 10 days after the date the Wi-Fi router is dispatched falls.
Unlimited Data Plan Upgrade Discount
  • Customers who apply to upgrade to Asahi Net WiMAX 2+ will have the monthly charge discounted by 680 yen (excluding tax).
    • Customers who upgraded to the Asahi Net WiMAX 2+ Fixed Plan before 19th February 2015 are eligible for a benefit equivalent to this discount (WiMAX 2+ High-Speed Mode) allowing unrestricted monthly data traffic for a period of 25 months.
  • The discount will be effective for the 24 months following the Asahi Net WiMAX 2+ opening month. A change of Asahi Net WiMAX 2+ Plan will not affect the 24 months duration of discounts. For example, if the service opening month is March 2015, discounts will continue until March 2017.
  • Customers using the Fixed Data Plan are not eligible for the discount. However, should they change to the Unlimited Data Plan they will be eligible for the discount until the completion of the original discount period.

Contract period and Cancellation

  • There is a 24 month contract period with the Fixed Plan. The 1st month of the 24 month contract period is the month that follows the opening month(*1). The WiMAX 2+ service has a two year contract, with an automatic renewal every two years(*2).
  • If you cancel the service between the 1st month and 12th month, a 19000 yen (tax-excluded) penalty charge will be billed, If canceling the service between the 13th month and 24th month, a 14000 yen (tax-excluded) penalty charge will be billed, no penalty charge in the renewal month of the 25 month, after the renewal month, a penalty charge of 9500 yen (tax-excluded) will be billed.

Contract period and Cancellation

  • (※1)Service opening month:
    The earliest of either
    1. The date on which you use the Wi-Fi device you purchased from Asahi Net to make the first WiMAX 2+ Internet connection,
    or
    2. The date on which the 10 days after the date the Wi-Fi router is dispatched falls.
  • (※2)Renewal month:
    In the renewal month it is possible to request cancellation of the service not be billed a penalty charge. The 1st month of the 24 month contract period is the month that follows the opening month.The 25th month is the contract renewal month.

Traffic Volume Regulation

  • (For users of the Asahi Net WiMAX 2+ Unlimited Data Plan): There will be no monthly data traffic limitations (7 GB/month). However, if the total amount of traffic using the LTE Option-compatible router in the high-speed plus area mode (4G LTE) exceeds 7 GB in a month, not only will the high-speed plus area mode (4G LTE) speeds be affected, but also the high-speed mode WiMAX 2+ speeds will be set to 128kbps until the end of that month.
  • (For users of the Asahi Net WiMAX 2+ Fixed Data Plan): If the total amount of traffic in the high-speed plus area mode (4G LTE) and the high-speed mode exceeds 7 GB in a month, the speed will be set to 128kbps until the end of that month.
    • For those members who have applied for the Asahi Net WiMAX 2+ Fixed Plan by 19th February 2015, they will be eligible for the "until the 24th month there is no regulation of speed based on traffic volume with high-speed mode" benefit.
  • To avoid network congestion, if the total amount of traffic exceeds 10 GB over the three most recent days on the high-speed WiMAX 2+ mode(*) and the high-speed plus area mode (4G LTE), there is a possibility that a limit will be placed on the high-speed WiMAX 2+ mode and the high-speed plus area mode (4G LTE) until the following day.
    • A limit will be placed on the high-speed WiMAX 2+ mode from April 2015.
Important Information
Here is important information about your contract for this service.

An explanation of the important contract terms for this service.