It's a Great Deal for Consumers...
-- The service will be five times faster than the existing competition
-- The monthly charge of $18.50 will be half the price of NTT
-- The first 1 million users get free installation
...But Analysts Doubt Son Can Pull It Off
-- Building the network will cost up to $1 billion
-- Son needs 3 million users to make money, and Japan has only 175,000 ADSL lines now
-- A price war is likely with NTT, which owns the switching stations Softbank needs