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 with LTE 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 Lineup

「Speed Wi-Fi NEXT W05」
WiMAX2+
[Features]
  • High-speed communication with a maximum download speed of 708 Mbps made possible by 4x4 MIMO technology and three-carrier aggregation.
  • Can be used in large areas via 4G LTE.
  • Switching performance mode allows longer usage hours of more than 9 hours.
  • Designed cradle that can act as a home router. (Offered free of charge.)
  • * Click here for more details of the device.
  • * Maximum download speed of 440 Mbps is gradually made available nationwide. The communication speed indicated above is the maximum download speed specifically within the system, and the actual speed may be maximum 220 Mbps or 110 Mbps depending on the device type and the conditions at the serviced areas. Please refer to the Service Area Map (in Japanese) to check the areas where maximum download speed of 440 Mbps is available.

Speed Wi-Fi NEXT W05

「Speed Wi-Fi NEXT WX04」
WiMAX2+
[Features]
  • WiMAX 2+ router compatible with 4G LTE made by NEC.
  • High-speed communication with a maximum download speed of 440 Mbps made possible by 4x4 MIMO technology and carrier aggregation.
  • Equipped with a large-capacity battery of 3,200mAh.
  • Designed cradle with W-wing Antenna for improved communication features at home. (Offered free of charge.)
  • * Click here for more details of the device.
  • * Maximum download speed of 440 Mbps is gradually made available nationwide. The communication speed indicated above is the maximum download speed specifically within the system, and the actual speed may be maximum 220 Mbps or 110 Mbps depending on the device type and the conditions at the serviced areas. Please refer to the Service Area Map (in Japanese) to check the areas where maximum download speed of 440 Mbps is available.

Speed Wi-Fi NEXT WX04

「Speed Wi-Fi HOME L01s」
WiMAX2+
[Features]
  • Home router that allows high-speed communication with a maximum download speed of 440 Mbps made possible by 4x4 MIMO technology and carrier aggregation.
  • Can be used in large areas via 4G LTE.
  • Use Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz/5 GHz simultaneously. (20 devices for each band can be connected.)
  • Equipped with two wired LAN port. (Gigabit Ethernet compatible.)
  • * Click here for more details of the device.
  • * Maximum download speed of 440 Mbps is gradually made available nationwide. The communication speed indicated above is the maximum download speed specifically within the system, and the actual speed may be maximum 220 Mbps or 110 Mbps depending on the device type and the conditions at the serviced areas. Please refer to the Service Area Map (in Japanese) to check the areas where maximum download speed of 440 Mbps is available.

Speed Wi-Fi HOME L01s

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 440Mbps
Monthly charge 3610 yen (tax-excluded)
Unlimited Data with LTE Plan *4
Regular charge 4850 yen /month
  • 3610 yen /month (From the 1st until the 24th month of contract)
  • 4290 yen /month (From the 25th until the 36th month of contract)
  • 4350 yen /month (From the 37th month of contract and after. Long-term Discount applies.)
Fixed Data with LTE Plan*4
Regular charge 4196 yen /month
  • 3610 yen /month (From the 1st until the 24th month of contract)
  • 3696 yen /month (From the 25th month of contract and after. Long-term Discount applies.)
Speed regulation None
  • Unlimited Data with LTE Plan: None *3
  • Fixed Data with LTE Plan: 7 GB/month *3
Service area Major cities throughout Japan (99% of population coverage)
  • In addition to WiMAX service area, WiMAX 2+ can be used in major cities throughout Japan.
  • Can also be used in au 4G LTE service areas.
  • *1Communication standard and communication area differ depending on the Asahi Net WiMAX 2+ router that you will be using. For details, please click here.
  • *2WiMAX 2+ maximum speed of 440 Mbps is the maximum download speed specifically within the system, and the actual maximum speed may be 220 Mbps or 110 Mbps depending on the device type and conditions at the serviced areas. The actual communication speed may be lower depending on the network condition and congestion. Please refer to the Service Area Map (in Japanese) to check the areas where maximum download speed of 440 Mbps is available.
  • *3Communication speed may be restricted depending on the data traffic usage. For details, please refer to the Important Notes.
  • *4Regular monthly charge for Unlimited Data with LTE Plan is 4850 yen (tax-excluded) /month, and for Fixed Data with LTE Plan is 4196 yen (tax-excluded) /month. On the month of cancellation, one full monthly charge, universal service fee and cancellation charge (for any cancellation made other than renewal period) will be charged. For cancellations made in the initial month of service opening, registration 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 (4,850 yen for Unlimited Data with LTE Plan/Unlimited Data Plan; 4,196 yen for Fixed Data with LTE Plan/Fixed Data Plan), 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 for Unlimited Data with LTE Plan/Unlimited Data Plan 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 with LTE Plan or the Unlimited Data Plan, they will be eligible for the discount until the completion of the original discount period.

Contract Period / Cancellation

Contract Period
Unlimited Data with LTE Plan / Fixed Data with LTE Plan
  • The contract period for the Unlimited Data with LTE Plan and the Fixed Data with LTE Plan is 3 years (37 months), with the month following the service opening month (*1) constituting the first month. If cancellation of the contract is not requested in the contract renewal period (*2), the contract will be renewed automatically for another 3 years.
  • If the contract is canceled during the contract period excluding the contract renewal period, a cancellation charge will be billed separately. (With the month following the service opening month constituting the first month, if the cancellation is requested before the end of the 12th month, a 19000 yen (tax-excluded) cancellation charge will be billed; if the cancellation is requested between the 13th month and 24th month, a 14000 yen (tax-excluded) cancellation charge will be billed; if the cancellation is requested in the 25th month and after a 9500 yen (tax-excluded) cancellation charge will be billed. No cancellation charge will be billed for cancellation requested during the contract renewal period.)

Cancellation penalty charge chart

Unlimited Data Plan / Fixed Data Plan
  • The contract period for the Unlimited Data Plan and the Fixed Data Plan is 2 years (25 months), with the month following the service opening month (*1) constituting the first month. If cancellation of the contract is not requested in the contract renewal period (*2), the contract will be renewed automatically for another 2 years.
  • If the contract is canceled during the contract period excluding the contract renewal period, a cancellation charge will be billed separately. (With the month following the service opening month constituting the first month, if the cancellation is requested before the end of the 12th month, a 19000 yen (tax-excluded) cancellation charge will be billed; if the cancellation is requested between the 13th month and 24th month, a 14000 yen (tax-excluded) cancellation charge will be billed; if the cancellation is requested in the contract renewal period of the 25th month, there will be no cancellation charge; If the cancellation is requested after the 25th month, excluding the contract renewal period, a 9500 yen (tax-excluded) cancellation charge will be billed.

Contract period and Cancellation

  • (*1)The service opening month is either the month that includes the date on which the data communication device purchased from Asahi Net is used to make the first Internet connection or the month that includes the 10th day after the date the data communication device is shipped, whichever is earlier.
  • (*2)The contract renewal period is the month in which contract can be cancelled without cancellation charge.

    ● For Unlimited Data with LTE Plan and Fixed Data with LTE Plan
    The initial contract renewal period is the 37th month with the month following the service opening month constituting the first month, and beginning with the third year and after, the contract renewal period is the 37th month with the preceding contract renewal period constituting the first month.

    ● For Unlimited Data Plan and Fixed Data Plan
    The initial contract renewal period is the 25th month with the month following the service opening month constituting the first month, and beginning with the second year and after, the contract renewal period is the 25th month with the preceding contract renewal period constituting the first month.

Cancellation

In the month of cancellation, a full monthly usage charge, universal service charge and cancellation charge (for cancellation requested in a month other than the contract renewal period) will be billed. In addition, if the service is cancelled in the service opening month, an initial setup charge and charges for data communication device will be billed.

Traffic Volume Regulation

  • Users of the Unlimited Data with LTE Plan and the Unlimited Data Plan will have no monthly data traffic limit or communication speed restriction (when monthly data traffic exceeds 7 GB.) However, when restriction on communication speed is applied for High-Speed Plus Area Mode (applied when monthly data traffic in this mode exceeds 7 GB), communication speed will be restricted for both High-Speed Plus Area Mode and WiMAX 2+ High-Speed Mode.
  • Users of the Fixed Data with LTE Plan and Fixed Data Plan whose total amount of data traffic in the WiMAX 2+ High-Speed Mode and High-Speed Plus Area Mode exceeds 7 GB in a month will have the maximum communication speed restricted to 128kbps until the end of that month.
  • In order to address network congestion issues, should data traffic usage exceed 10GB in the most recent 3-day period on the WiMAX 2+ and au 4G LTE connection modes, a connection speed restriction will be in effect for both connection modes on the following day, approximately from 6:00pm until 2:00am.
    • *For any connection made before 2:00am and onwards, the speed restriction may continue after 2:00am until 6:00am at the latest. In such cases, disconnecting from the current connection session will end the speed restriction.
Important Information
Here is important information about your contract for this service.

An explanation of the important contract terms for this service.