Latest Telecoms News about Japan

Japan's NTT DoCoMo to Spend $3.9 Billion on LTE Upgrade

  Japan's NTT DoCoMo plans a huge expansion of its LTE network, doubling the number of base stations in just one year to more than 100,000, company officials said Thursday....

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Apple Looking to Improve Smartphone Display Screens with Japanese Acquisition

  Apple is reportedly in talks that could see it buy a smartphone display screen development subsidiary of Japan's Renesas Electronics....

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Yahoo Japan Paying $3.2 Billion for a Japanese Mobile Network

  Yahoo's Japanese subsidiary has announced that it is buying the local mobile network operator, eAccess from Softbank for US$3.17 billion....

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Smartphone Sales to Decline in Japan as iPhone Eats into Android

  Sales of mobile devices in Japan are expected to temporarily drop to 55.1million units in 2014, resulting in a year-over-year decline of 2.1%, according to IDC....

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Toshiba Sues SK Hynix for Using Stolen Information

  Japan's Toshiba has brought a civil suit against South Korea's SK Hynix under Japan's Unfair Competition Prevention Act....

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Corning Shifting Gorilla Glass Production to Cheaper South Korea

  Corning -- the company that supplies the Gorillia Glass used in many smartphones -- has announced that it is shifting production from Japan to Korea....

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Brightstar Buys Softbank's ICT Distribution Division

  Japan's Softbank is selling its handset and accessories distribution subsidiary to USA based Brightstar for an undisclosed amount....

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Fitch: Panasonic's Turnaround Provides Lessons for Sony

  The debt ratings agency, Fitch Ratings says that the credit profiles of Panasonic and Sony will continue to diverge in 2014, as Panasonic's performance continues to improve while Sony struggles to improve profitability and develop growth products....

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Sony to Cut 5,000 Jobs as it Sells PC Division

  Sony has announced plans to sell off its computer business, and will be split off into a separate company, which is often the first stage ahead of a sale....

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Fujitsu to Merge its Mobile Phone and Smartphone Divisions

  Fujitsu has announced plans to merge its two separate mobile phones and smartphones divisions into one single company....

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