ZDNet, via Reuters, has it that Disney is to go into partnership with Japanese mobile phone carrier Softbank in a move moderately similar to the existing Disney Mobile service stateside, though it sounds like it may be more focused on downloads than that particular venture.
Reuters suggests that this move will spark increased saturation in an already crowded Japanese market. My interest is more in the idea that Disney is finally taking its mobile venture international.
Here in the UK, virtual operators are prevalent - Tesco, Virgin and the Carphone Warehouse all operate virtual networks - Tesco for example on the dominant O2 carrier.
As such, it piques my interest that at some point soon, Disney may move into the UK Mobile network. As a die hard Disney fan, that excites me.
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