Latest Telecoms News about Japan

Japan Pushing for 5G Phones for Tokyo Olympics in 2020

  The Japanese government has started encouraging the mobile industry to push ahead with developing standards for 5G technologies so that they can be ready in time for the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in 2020....

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One Fifth of Japan's Internet Users Say New Technology is a Bit Beyond Them

  Despite living in a high-tech country, only one in five Japanese internet users claim to be excited about new technology and use it as much as they can, while an equal number say it is a bit beyond them...

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NTT DoCoMo and Vodafone expand their partner agreement to include M2M

  Japan's NTT DoCoMo and Vodafone Group have announced an expansion of their existing partner market agreement to address the delivery of M2M services to the global enterprise sector....

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NTT DoCoMo Develops External SIM Card for Wearable Devices

  Japan's NTT DoCoMo says that it has developed the world's first remote wireless SIM card that can transmit its authentication details to secondary devices without being plugged into them....

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Softbank Mobile to Start Selling Robots

  Japan's Softbank Mobile has moved into robotics, and will be putting robots into some of its stores as well as selling them to consumers....

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Japan's NTT DoCoMo Speeds Smartphone Recharging Times

  Japan's NTT DoCoMo has adopted Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 technology, and has incorporated the technology into a device lineup, and certified power adapters that are anticipated to be available beginning this summer....

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Japan's DoCoMo Verifies Feasibility of Network Functions Virtualization

  Japan's NTT DoCoMo announced that working separately with three different vendors -- Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and NEC -- it has completed proof-of-concept (PoC) trials verifying the feasibility of network functions virtualization (NFV)....

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Yahoo Japan Cancels $3.2 Billion Plan to Buy Japanese Mobile Network

  Yahoo Japan has walked away from a previously announced US$3.2 billion deal to buy the local mobile network, eAccess from SoftBank....

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Japan's NTT DoCoMo to Launch VoLTE Next Month

  Japan's NTT DoCoMo has announced that it is launching Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology, beginning late June....

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Japan's NTT DoCoMo to Start Testing 5G Mobile Networks

  Japan's NTT DoCoMo has announced plans to conduct experimental trials of emerging 5G mobile technologies with six mobile technology vendors...

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