Articles tagged with: I Mode and Ntt Docomo

Vodafone live! versus i-mode - a report

As Vodafone and NTT DoCoMo now attempt to replicate, on a global basis, the considerable success of their live! and i-mode services in Japan, operators need to look beyond messaging to seize the non-voice revenue opportunities that can be delivered through their 2.5G networks, according to a new report, Vodafone live! versus i-mode - lessons and prospects for the rise of global wireless services, from Analysys Research. more

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Mobile phone controls TV's

NEC is using an infrared (IR) transceiver from Agilent Technologies in its new mobile phone, that will also act as a TV remote control in the house. more

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i-mode handsets from Samsung - but not until next year

The Japanese mobile phone operator NTT DoCoMo and South Korea-based Samsung Electronics have reached an agreement to jointly develop handsets that are compatible with GSM/GPRS wireless networks for use on i-mode networks outside Japan. more

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DoCoMo shuffles European operations

DoCoMo has said that it is to restructure its European subsidiaries to improve its effectiveness and to integrate the company's European operations, especially in regard to promoting its i-mode and 3G services. more

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USA to get polyphonic ringtones

Polyphonic ringtones are coming to the USA, following an alliance between Moviso, a company owned by Vivendi Universal and Japan's largest ringtone provider, Xing. The alliance makes Moviso and Xing the de facto leading mobile media providers in Japan and the USA, and is the first international provision of 16-voice ringtones for U.S. mobile phones. more

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DoCoMo plunges into the red - continues to expand imode and 3G services

Japan's NTT DoCoMo has announced an asset write down that has resulted in the company reporting a net loss of US$229.6 million for the six months to the end of September. This compares to a profit of US$857 million in the same period last year. The main write down was the reduction in the value of its investment in KPN. The company paid US$3.35 billion for a 15% stake in KPN in August 2000 and has written that down by US$2.16 billion. Last year, the company spent a total of US$14.8 billion on minority stakes in overseas companies, most notably its investment in the American AT&T Wireless for US$9.8 billion in January. The company also said that it will re-evaluate the value of its overseas investments when it posts its financial full year results next March, a move which could see further write downs. more

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DoCoMo increases Taiwanese holding

DoCoMo has announced that it will increase its stake in Taiwan's KG Telecom, by purchasing a maximum of 62,360,884 new shares worth approximately US$54.6 million. Koos Group, the largest shareholder of KG Telecom, and NTT DoCoMo will be entitled to purchase the unsubscribed shares up to the ratio of their respective holdings in the company. For NTT DoCoMo, which provides KG Telecom with technological support and is seating two members on its board of directors, the increased investment will pave the way for the early deployment of an i-mode-like and third-generation wireless services in Taiwan, as well as enhance the value of KG Telcom. DoCoMo will license technology and provide know-how to KG Telecom to introduce a service over a GPRS network for i-mode HTML/WML dual-browser handsets." more

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DoCoMo acts to block malicious cell phone commands

Japan's DoCoMo announced today that it will inform i-mode users about malicious e-mails that use special commands to make the recipient's handset automatically dial an emergency number, such as "110", or make calls to large numbers of people, or freeze the screen of their mobile phone. Although customers have not yet complained to NTT DoCoMo about any damage caused such malicious e-mails, the company is considering legal action against the senders due to inconveniences caused to its customers and harm to the popularity of mobile Internet. The company will provide this information via its DoCoMo website and i-mode portal, as well as literature enclosed with monthly bills. New handsets to be marketed from this July will not be affected by the commands embedded in the malicious e-mails." more

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