MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Rakuten Mobile gears up for launch by inking DMM.com deal to bolster subs base
SoftBank and KDDI to study joint 5G rollout to boost rural coverage in Japan
NTT Corp restructures 28 subsidiaries into new global technology services business
Japan considers slashing mobile phone cancellation fees to encourage switching
Rakuten Mobile teams with NEC to build Open vRAN network in Japan
Ericsson selected by SoftBank for multi-band 5G network
Nokia selected as primary partner to supply SoftBank Corp’s 5G RAN
Japanese gov’t to place telecom and IT sectors under foreign ownership restrictions
DOCOMO, Ericsson and AGC complete ‘world’s first’ 5G communication using glass antenna at 28GHz
SoftBank, KDDI pull sales of new Huawei smartphones
KDDI to switch on ‘pre-5G’ network in September 2019
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
NTT Corp full-year revenue flatlines, profits down 5%
Japan reveals plan to create ten billion 14-digit mobile phone numbers
KDDI posts solid set of results for FY2018/19; will cut mobile rates by up to 40%
Japan passes bill to lower mobile phone fees
SoftBank Group Corp net income soars 36%, partly boosted by gains from Vision Fund
Japanese newcomer Rakuten Mobile considering ‘telecom disrupter’ model
SoftBank pumps USD125m into cellphone antennas in the sky venture Loon
KDDI and Rakuten sign govt initiative to eradicate cellular dead zones by 2024
NTT DOCOMO reports fall in full-year net income; revenues and operating profit stable
DOCOMO to slash mobile fees by up to 40%
MIC approves allocation of 5G spectrum to Japanese operators, with conditions
Rakuten Mobile Network renames to Rakuten Mobile ahead of launch
DOCOMO invests in Hatch Entertainment in drive to support 5G game streaming
TEPCO PG, KDDI, SoftBank and Rakuten Mobile Network team up for 5G base station sharing trials
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Japan’s cabinet approves Bill to reduce mobile phone fees
NTT DOCOMO, Mizuho Bank hold PoC trial of network-connected auto loan service in Indonesia
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
Japan's mobile operators apply for 5G mobile frequencies
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Rakuten selects Nokia end-to-end cloud-native mobile network: investing in Altiostar for virtual RAN
DOCOMO tests 8K streaming in latest 5G trials
NTT Corp nine-month profit and revenues climb; confirms full-year outlook
KDDI rolls out Nokia gigabit G.fast solution for ‘au Hikari’ customers
SoftBank Corp books 24% profit rise in first results announcement since IPO
NTT DOCOMO: 9M net profit down but operating revenue, profit edge up
KDDI net income falls on weak mobile performance and slow handset sales
Rakuten acquires ‘comprehensive licence’ to deploy radio stations in Kanto, Tokai and Kinki districts
Rakuten picks Viavi to authenticate end-to-end cloud-native mobile network
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
NTT DOCOMO, NEC stream 8K using 5G technology
KDDI, Samsung hold two 28GHz 5G demonstrations in Tokyo
SoftBank Corp begins trading after Japan's largest-ever IPO, but share price slumps 15%
SoftBank's IPO to top USD23.5bn amid high demand for shares
Japanese carriers toe govt line in opting not to use Chinese vendors for 5G rollout
Turn back the pages: Tokyo Telemessage to shut down Japan’s last pager service in 2019
Japan to bar Huawei and ZTE access to public procurement, govt. source says
NTT DOCOMO and Metawave demo 5G at 28GHz using ‘world’s first meta-structure technology’
SoftBank Group Corp secures JPY2tn retail sales target for telecom IPO
NTT DOCOMO, Rohde & Schwarz explore new research beyond mmWave
DOCOMO, Mitsubishi achieve >20Gbps peak rates in 5G trials
SoftBank, KDDI may still offer handset discounts ‘despite criticism’, paper says
SoftBank Group Corp wins approval to hold JPY2.4tn mobile IPO
KDDI to launch initial 5G-based services in 2019, Takahashi says
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
SoftBank profit climbs in third quarter
NTT Corp H1 net income slips 0.8%, but operating revenues inch up; plans JPY3tn investment in 5G
KDDI Q2 net profit up despite slowing subs growth; 5G will start ‘in certain areas’ in 2019
DOCOMO sets Sep-19 deadline to launch pre-commercial 5G services; cuts mobile fees by up to 40%
Rakuten inks deal with KDDI (au) to use latter’s 4G network
Rakuten, Tech Mahindra ink MoU for 4G, 5G network labs
NTT DOCOMO picks Anritsu for 5G testing systems
Ericsson, Fujitsu target Japanese market with new 5G partnership
KDDI plans USD797m bond sale to help fund 5G rollout
SoftBank Group Corp seeks USD9bn in bank loans for Vision Fund
SoftBank selects five investment banks as underwriters on mobile IPO
Rakuten Mobile Network stages 28GHz 5G test with Nokia
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
Japan’s MIC to begin R&D on post-5G standards
MIC pushing for end to smartphone bundling and cut in monthly fees
Keysight, DOCOMO collaborate on 5G network emulation solutions to accelerate launch plans
Huawei and NTT DOCOMO carry out large scale 5G field trial in Japan
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
NTT DOCOMO revenues up 3.8%; fibre subs pass 5m milestone
Rakuten mobile network to launch Oct-19; revises target to 10m subscribers
SoftBank quarterly group turnover up 4%; USD30bn IPO target rumoured
DOCOMO reports success with 5G test using vehicle glass-mounted antenna on connected car
SoftBank Group Corp increases Yahoo Japan stake via USD2bn Altaba deal
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
DOCOMO starts its 5G countdown clock
Samsung, KDDI report successful completion of 5G video stream test
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
NTT and Tokyo Tech to develop ultra-high speed wireless transmission in the 300GHz band
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
NEC, DOCOMO achieve ‘world first’ in 5G throughput trial
DOCOMO, Huawei trial 5G IAB technology
NTT Corp full year profit climbs 13.7%; revenue up to JPY11.8tn
NTT demos 100Gbps wireless transmission using OAM multiplexing
JCI receives regulatory certifications for u-LTE base station
NTT DOCOMO, NEC strike 5G base station equipment supply deal
SoftBank Group Corp full year revenues climb 2.9%, but net income dips
KDDI establishes USD1.8bn war chest for Southeast Asia push; full year revenue up 6.2%
DOCOMO carries out 5G field trial at 28GHz to demo high speed mobility
NTT DOCOMO reports increases in full-year revenues, EBITDA and net income
DOCOMO, Nokia Bell Labs to demo 5G NR at 90GHz
SoftBank announces PHS switch-off in July 2020
Rakuten ponders USD1.9bn bond issue to support mobile launch
Nokia, KDDI trial LTE connected vehicle applications in Japan
KDDI picks DASAN Zhone Solutions for 10G-EPON symmetrical services
MIC advisory panel gives green light to Rakuten’s mobile bid
Rakuten inks deal to use Kansai Electric’s facilities to support new 4G network
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
NEC to deliver 10G-EPON to support KDDI's FTTH services; carrier completes 5G trial
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
Huawei, DOCOMO, railway firm extend 5G mmWave trials
Rakuten tips Tepco tie-up to tap into mobile business
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
Japanese e-tailer Rakuten submits application for mobile frequencies
NTT DOCOMO accelerates 5G with Fujitsu, Intel, NEC initiatives
NTT Corp plans USD1.4bn share buyback
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
SoftBank 9M net income up 20% to JPY1.01tn
NTT Corp 9M financials show solid growth in revenues and net income
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
SoftBank telecoms listing preparations already underway
DOCOMO announces ‘5G Open Partner’ drive
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
KDDI profits, revenues climb in fiscal third quarter
NTT DOCOMO’s nine-month net income climbs 11%, revenues up nearly 4%
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
NTT to make ‘billions’ of savings by consolidating NTT East/West critical systems; corporate services to underpin falling sales
Nokia to supply NTT DOCOMO with 5G equipment to support commercial launch
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
SoftBank Group Corp mulls IPO for domestic wireless business; could raise USD18bn
Huawei, NTT DOCOMO report success in 39GHz mmWave trials
Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten planning fourth mobile licence bid
Japan’s KDDI picks Gilat's satellite-based LTE backhaul solution
Huawei, DOCOMO claim ‘milestone’ in successful 28GHz mmWave trail
Samsung, KDDI achieve 1.7Gbps speeds in 5G train trials
Nokia and EneCom team up to deploy G.fast technology across Japan
MIC to revise spectrum allocation process to open up 5G market
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
MVNO Monday: MVNOs Europe Special
SoftBank looking to invest up to USD25bn in Saudi Arabia, sources say
NTT Corp H1 net income climbs 10.8%
DOCOMO, Huawei claim ‘world first’ with outdoor 5G trial
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
KDDI Q2 profit down 1.9%, but revenues up to JPY1.22 trillion
DOCOMO and MediaTek announce successful 5G trial using NOMA device
KDDI to launch software-defined network platform
NTT DOCOMO first-half profit slumps 31.5%; operating income down 36.8%
DOCOMO plots USD2.6bn share buyback
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
ZTE and SoftBank achieve 1Gbps peak data rate in pre-5G Massive MIMO trial
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Japan’s J:COM taps Ericsson for next-gen TV service platform
KDDI, Ericsson to trial 5G at 4.5GHz
SoftBank, Ericsson to trial 5G using 4.5GHz band
SoftBank first-quarter operating income soars 50% higher; unveils Twin Access mobile service
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
NTT Corp boosts net income and revenue in Q2
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
DOCOMO books 8% fall in net income in fiscal first quarter
Cataleya supplies Orchid One solution as part of Sanntuu’s planned full TDM to IP migration
Japan’s KDDI trims smartphone fees by 20% to fight budget carriers
SoftBank to raise up to USD5bn via bond sale
DOCOMO selects Ericsson’s UDN solution
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
Huawei, DOCOMO carry out live 5G demo of 39GHz mmWave technology
NTT Communications extends SD-WAN footprint
SoftBank kicks off 5G trials with China’s ZTE
NTT Corp considering sale of USD800m African assets, papers say
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
Japanese cellcos to sink USD46bn into delivering nationwide 5G coverage in 2023
Nokia, DOCOMO launch 4.5GHz band tests as part of 5G R&D plan
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
SoftBank key backer of multibillion-dollar tech fund
NEC planning remote construction trial using 5G in partnership with KDDI, Obayashi
IIJ records revenue increase of 12% for fiscal year 2016
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
NTT DOCOMO FY 2016/17 revenues below expectations
KDDI trials 5G using Nokia AirScale solution
SoftBank Group Corp full year net income soars to JPY1.43tn on better Sprint performance
NEC contributes to KDDI’s next generation enterprise platform
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly update
DOCOMO reveals more details of 5G implementation strategy
NTT sets out stall to offer flat rate domestic calls from 2024
SoftBank picks Ericsson Radio Dot System to improve indoor connectivity
IoT Roundup: M2M/Internet of Things developments
EneCom calls on Nokia for 100Gbps network rollout in Chugoku
SoftBank Corp to team up with Ericsson to demonstrate 5G at 28GHz
NTT to work with Toyota to develop 5G-based connected cars
Huawei, SoftBank complete test of 3.5GHz Massive MIMO with CA
DOCOMO, Ericsson, Qualcomm partner for 5G NR trials
KDDI, Samsung demonstrate 28GHz 5G handover in Tokyo
DOCOMO, NEC carry out 5G Massive MIMO verification trials
NTT Corp nine-month net income climbs 11%, but revenue down
Nokia, EneCom ink distributor agreement for G.fast in Japan
SoftBank records 100% increase in 9M net income
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
KDDI sees solid growth in 9M profit, revenue
DOCOMO reports strong 9M results driven by ‘Kake-hodai & Pake-aeru’ billing plans and smartphone use
Nifty move: Nojima looks for synergies in acquiring ISP from Fujitsu
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
SoftBank secures major funding from the likes of Apple, Qualcomm for Vision Fund venture
KDDI concludes deal for BIGLOBE
SoftBank plans USD848m investment in US satellite firm OneWeb
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
DOCOMO targets USD176m in savings in H2
DOCOMO trials 5G with Huawei and Samsung
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
NTT H1 net income up 26% despite declining revenues
DOCOMO, Ericsson, Intel to build 5G ‘trial environment’
SoftBank reports 57.5% increase in net income in 1H16
DOCOMO to phase out i-mode phones by year end
DOCOMO first-half profits up 27.8%; mobile users up 6.5%
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
DOCOMO slashes basic phone charges to woo subscribers
MIC considers wholesale fees cut to encourage budget carriers
M2M Monthly: a guide to recent machine-to-machine and IoT developments
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
LINE Corp Japan unveils low cost MVNO smartphone offer
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
KDDI reports strong revenue and profit growth in fiscal Q1
DOCOMO ‘off to a good start’ in 2016 as revenues, profits climb
SoftBank first quarter profit up 19%
DOCOMO exec targeting 1Gbps speeds; plans to roll out 5G from 2020
Spirent deploys Landslide CORE for UQ Communications
DOCOMO to launch 375Mbps LTE next year
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
DOCOMO, Ericsson claim success in 5G network slicing trial
MVNO Monday Q&A – IIJ
SoftBank Group Corp to divest 4.2% stake in Alibaba Stake to pay down debt
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Open Sesame! Alibaba, Softbank to form cloud JV
NTT Corp full year net income up 42.4%; plans to buy back JPY350bn govt-held shares
KDDI full year net income climbs 24.9%, operating revenue up 4.6%
SoftBank Group Corp annual profits slumps 29% on Sprint
NTT DOCOMO books rising turnover, net income in FY2015/16
Verizon poised to submit Yahoo bid; prepared to snap up Yahoo Japan stake
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
O3 Project announces three key SDN achievements in advanced WAN development
SoftBank announces major reorganisation: plans to separate domestic, international businesses
Japanese tech firms unite on mmWave 40GHz and 60GHz wireless access network
NTT DOCOMO buddies with NEC to conduct active antenna checks on ‘5G’ base stations
NTT DOCOMO, MediaTek team up to drive 5G technology development
5G Open Trial Specification Alliance formed to develop 5G trial specs
Japan’s Softbank to use Gilat for satellite-based LTE support
TCA reports small rise in Japan’s mobile user base in Q4 2015
SoftBank Group Corp looks to USD4.4bn share buyback to calm investor nerves
Japanese team test 100Gbps wireless broadband at 275GHz-305GHz
SoftBank 9M net income slumps 26% on Sprint Corp woes
NTT books 34% increase in 9M net income; operating revenue up 4%
DOCOMO to expand LTE-A footprint; 9M net income climbs 29%
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
SoftBank first to offer lower smartphone price plans following govt intervention
Alca-Lu to roll out IP core/edge router solution for NTT DOCOMO
3 Hong Kong, NTT DOCOMO complete international VoLTE roaming trial
Ericsson announces 5G development initiatives with KDDI and NTT DOCOMO
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
NTT reports revenues reach ‘record levels’ in H1, increasing for the sixth consecutive year
KDDI first-half net income climbs 22%, revenues up to JPY2.15 trillion
SoftBank’s H1 sales, operating income climb, but net profit slides 24%
DOCOMO raises profit forecasts on back of strong H1 results
Huawei, DOCOMO conduct field trial of 5G new radio access technology
NTT DOCOMO launches international VoLTE roaming in South Korea
Prime Minister Abe’s call for lower mobile bills wipes billions off telcos’ shares
Netflix continues Asian push; targets Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan for early 2016
Netflix teams with Softbank to add Japan to video streaming footprint
KDDI reports 29% rise in net income in fiscal first quarter
Softbank revenue up 9.8% in fiscal first-quarter; plans share buyback as confidence in Sprint unit returns
NTT DOCOMO reports rising Q1 profits; maintains full-year outlook
DOCOMO announces five more vendor partners in 5G R&D push
Ericsson, Softbank Corp to trial 5G in Tokyo
ZTE, Softbank to test pre-5G technology in Japan next year
DOCOMO and GE to co-develop industrial IoT platform
DOCOMO unveils 5G launch details and looks to ‘5G+’
Alcatel-Lucent, EneCom carry out field trial of G.fast and TWDM-PON technologies in Japan
UQ Communications has 10m WiMAX subscribers
NTT Com’s Arcstar Universal One Virtual platform goes global
NTT books 11.5% dip in full-year net income, as operating costs rise
Softbank Corp reports 30% rise in full year revenues; net income rises to JPY668bn
KDDI reports 33% increase in full year net income; revenues climb 5.5%
DOCOMO to invest USD5.3bn in LTE in fiscal 2015
DOCOMO reports 12% drop in full year net profit as discount promos to entice new users bite hard
J:COM picks Casa Systems for country-wide C100G rollout
LG Uplus and KDDI launch enable VoLTE roaming service
Japan’s Softbank heads up group eying possible USD1bn stake in India's Micromax
DOCOMO serves up LTE-A fry-day: 225Mbps starter leaves room for 300Mbps dessert
NTT completes 400G transmission field trial
NTT DOCOMO sets March 2016 date for NFV rollout
DOCOMO’s ‘green’ base station delivers >90% savings with dual-power control
UQ, Ericsson double data speeds with 4X4 MIMO technology
Nokia, DOCOMO demo 2Gbps 5G using mmWave technology
KDDI sells off Inmarsat stake
DOCOMO CEO says it could be 2017 before new flat-rate subscriber plan pays dividends
Softbank third-quarter net income drops 5.9%; Sprint weighs heavy
NTT sees 7.1% fall in nine-month net income
UQ unveils new WiMAX 2+ pricing plan with unlimited data from JPY4,380
DOCOMO delivers 240Mbps throughput using Advanced C-RAN
Netflix to launch in Japan in autumn 2015
KDDI reports 30% rise in 9M net profit
DOCOMO gets the broadband habit
NTT Com launching SGX-JPX co-location direct connection between Japan and Singapore
NTT DOCOMO 9M profit drops 48% to JPY381.9 billion
Softbank merging four telecom units in April; selling USD3.82bn bond
SoftBank Mobile picks JDSU’s xSIGHT solution to improve LTE
KDDI launches Japan’s first Firefox LTE smartphone
KDDI picks Fujitsu’s LTE femtocell for VoLTE
Gemalto VoLTE upgrade means au users won’t cry wolf over security
KDDI to launch MVNO on 18 December
DOCOMO paves the way for 5G with multi-element antenna demo
No one expects the Japanese acquisition!
Japan's KVH selects Cyan for supply of packet-optical transport platform
NTT reports fall in first-half net profit on weak DOCOMO results
Sprint losses weigh heavy on Softbank; trims profit outlook
NTT DOCOMO’s revenues, profits fall in first-half; plans to combine broadband and mobile services
KDDI reports rising revenue, profit in fiscal H1
MIC orders Japanese cellcos to unlock phones from 2015
DOCOMO picks Oracle router for LTE roaming
KDDI acquires start-ups, invests in five more
NTT DOCOMO conducts NFV trial with six major vendors
Alcatel-Lucent opens Tokyo network facility
MNP service for PHS subscribers in Japan from 1 October
NTT DOCOMO to establish 5G development units
Softbank Corp linked to possible USD3.4bn bid for DreamWorks Animation
NTT revises full-year outlook on JPY299bn DOCOMO share repurchase
NTT Corp renews international push
DOCOMO picks Gemalto to deploy NFC services in Japan
KDDI sets aside USD270m for new telehouse data centres
DOCOMO, Huawei demonstrate LTE over unlicensed spectrum in the 5GHz band; cellco launches Wi-Fi service
MIC looks to commercialise 5G services by 2020 Olympics
Softbank Corp plans USD3.9bn bond sale
Global consortium to build ‘FASTER’ trans-Pacific cable system
DOCOMO to buy back USD3.4bn of stock via tender offer
Softbank’s profit down to JPY111bn in Q1 FY2014
IIJ reports 4.2% increase in revenue to JPY27.5bn in 1Q14
NTT reports marginal increase in revenue to USD25.7bn in Q1 FY2014/15
Softbank selects Syniverse’s IPX platform for LTE roaming
Nokia Networks to acquire portion of Panasonic’s wireless business
KDDI’s profit up 67% to JPY113.5bn in Q1 FY2015
NTT DOCOMO reports 3.4% decrease in operating revenues in 1Q14
Softbank's Ymobile to offer cut-rate mobile service
DOCOMO facing hurdles in Tata exit
NTT DOCOMO confirms large-scale VoLTE launch
Ericsson achieves 5Gbps in early 5G tests
Japanese telecoms regulator to order unlocking of all handsets
NTT DOCOMO introduces VoLTE in Japan
Vodafone ramps up M2M activity with DOCOMO tie-up, Cobra takeover approach
Softbank to slash smartphone charges
NTT DOCOMO develops SIM-based authentication mini device
Technology Networks, Sigma Systems ink agreement
NTT DOCOMO deploys Alca-Lu’s IP platform
eAccess and Willcom merge under the Ymobile banner
NTT DOCOMO verifies feasibility of virtualised mobile networks
Yahoo! Japan drops plans to acquire eAccess
IIJ net profit slumps 16.2% to JPY4.4bn in FY2013
NTT DOCOMO to launch VoLTE in late June; re-organises structure to boost revenues
NTT reports 12.2% increase in net profit in FY2013
NTT DOCOMO to conduct trials of ‘5G’ technology with six vendors
Softbank doubles revenue to USD65.7bn in FY2014
KDDI reports 33.4% increase in net profit for FY2014
NTT DOCOMO net profit down by 5.4% in FY2013
Capital Group cuts stake in Softbank Corp
KDDI, Softbank oppose NTT discount bundle deregulation
eAccess to trial 4G in 1700MHz and 3400MHz-3600MHz bands
Fujitsu planning to sell ISP unit Nifty Corp
Softbank Corp mulling investment in Europe
DOCOMO to invest JPY400bn on LTE in fiscal 2015
Yahoo! Japan acquires 99.68% of eAccess from Softbank Corp
JCI to establish a new MVNO subsidiary
NTT DOCOMO to offer LTE roaming in six countries from 31 March
J:COM and JCN to finalise merger on 1 April
NTT DOCOMO’s antenna system to deliver wider base station coverage
eAccess and Willcom merger pushed back to 1 June
Softbank reports record 94.4% increase in net sales
Japanese government to lift NTT discount bundle ban?
IIJ reports 7.9% growth in revenue to JPY 82.7bn in 3Q13
NTT reports revenue growth of 1.3% in 9M FY2013
NTT DOCOMO to delist shares from London Stock Exchange
KDDI reports 17.3% surge in revenues in 9M FY2014
NTT DOCOMO’s net profit up by 3.8% in 9M13
NICT, Hitachi achieve long-range broadband communications in TV white space
NEC to sell ISP Biglobe to investment fund
Infinera upgrades Australia Japan Cable capacity
Japan's KDDI selects Ericsson for LTE
Capital Research reduces voting rights in Softbank Corp
NTT DOCOMO extends tie-up with China Mobile and KT Corp
Willcom, eAccess to merge on 1 April 2014
KT, NTT DOCOMO launch auto Wi-Fi EAP-based roaming
Daniel Loeb builds up 1% stake in Softbank; shareholding valued at USD1bn
J:COM to acquire all shares in JCN
NTT DOCOMO develops LTE-compatible multiband indoor base station
Alca-Lu to upgrade Tonami’s HFC network to FTTH
NTT DOCOMO achieves 1.2Gbps in LTE-A field trials
NTT reports marginal growth in revenues to JPY5.3 trillion
IIJ reports 9.9% growth in profit to JPY2bn in 1H13
IIJ to merge with its subsidiary IIJ Exlayer
Softbank selects Ericsson's VoLTE solution
Softbank attributes 72.7% growth in revenue in 1H FY14 to Sprint
UQ Communications to launch triple-mode router on 31 October
KDDI net income doubles to JPY163bn in 1H FY2014
NTT DOCOMO reports 14.5% rise in net profit
NTT DOCOMO mulls ‘5G’ launch for 2020 Olympics
NTT DOCOMO adopts NSN’s location positioning technology
NEC puts ISP Biglobe up for sale
Korea’s KT to deploy Pacific submarine cable linking Asia with the US
eAccess achieves downlink speeds of 291Mbps in 1700MHz LTE trials
Softbank signs USD19.8bn loan facility
Softbank’s trial LTE-A in 3.5GHz band achieves 770Mbps
NTT DOCOMO confirms iPhone availability from 20 September
NTT DOCOMO to offer iPhone in autumn
Japan's KDDI planning downlink speeds of 220Mbps by mid-2014
eAccess to trial LTE in the 1700MHz band
Japan awards additional spectrum in the 2.5GHz band to UQ Communications
Softbank to raise USD20 billion loan
NTT DoCoMo’s LTE subscribers pass the 15 million mark
KDDI posts record profit of JPY68.2bn
Softbank quarterly revenues up by 21% to JPY881.1bn
NTT DoCoMo to upgrade LTE speeds to 150Mbps in Kawasaki
J:COM’s profit up by 26.1% to JPY23.2bn
Japan to reduce spectrum usage fees
NTT Communications Deploys 100Gbps digital coherent technology on transpacific submarine system
NTT DoCoMo launches LTE services in Mount Fuji area
Willcom no longer monitored by bankruptcy court
South-East Asia Japan Cable (SJC) now in operation
MIC announces public consultation on the use of 2.5GHz band for BWA
KDDI upgrades to 100Mbps; 800MHz, 2100MHz LTE reaches 97%, 71% of population
DoCoMo’s compact LTE base stations go live
NTT taking over Solutionary
KDDI to slash JPY700 off bills for users affected by faulty LTE network
Japanese firms to lay out mobile network quality standards
KDDI cautioned on advertised LTE speeds
Japanese firms to roll out Myanmar fibre
IIJ reports 45.6% growth in profits
NTT announces a 12.1% surge in net profits to JPY524.1bn
SoftBank reports 5.5% surge in sales, net profit down to JPY289.40bn
DoCoMo releases FY2012 financial results
J:COM's Q1 profit grows 13%
DoCoMo to invest JPY10 billion in Wi-Fi hotspots
So-Net launches world’s fastest residential fibre broadband
KDDI and Sumitomo buy out JCom
Minority shareholders say J:COM tender offer price is too low
DoCoMo tests 10Gbps uploads from mobile devices
Ericsson provides IMS platform to KDDI
Softbank’s move prompts DoCoMo to get the M&A habit
DoCoMo looks towards LTE-A
DoCoMo eyes 700MHz LTE in 2015
DoCoMo passes LTE milestone
Wireless operations boost NTT 9M results
DoCoMo posts rising revenues
Softbank posts strong quarter boosted by iPhone sales
J:Com posts strong 2012 results amid ownership battle
KDDI posts strong third quarter results but lowers net income guidance
NEC bags contract for TPKM3 submarine cable system
NTT begins offering 100Gbps service to business customers
Softbank sells two-thirds of eAccess
DoCoMo changes tack: willing to negotiate with Apple to sell iPhone, president says
Softbank completes eAccess share swap deal
DoCoMo and KDDI to enable mobile video on TV
J:COM approaches two million broadband subs
Softbank signs Thuraya satellite deal
Boingo signs Wi-Fi roaming deal with DoCoMo
DoCoMo subscribers down for first time in five years
Japan Communications unveils new 4G Wi-Fi router
DoCoMo unveils global M2M offering
JCI complains over high DoCoMo fees
DoCoMo establishes Singapore subsidiary
Softbank agrees to eAccess stake reduction to meet spectrum limits
NTT cuts FTTH prices in wake of LTE competition
DoCoMo to launch new 3G/4G femtocell
Sales up but profit down at eAccess
H1 sales jump 47.4% for Japanese ISP IIJ
Softbank’s Wireless City Planning unit installs Alcatel solution for data service monitoring
Softbank speeds up eAccess takeover deal
Softbank sees sales and earnings rise on back of mobile growth
DoCoMo reports 13% fall in Q2 net income
KDDI targets Jupiter takeover with USD2.7bn offer
J:COM and JCN may combine operations
Softbank launches new 110Mbps LTE router
DoCoMo and KT collaborate on cross-border mobile money service
Softbank leads Japan net adds for ninth straight month
Consolidation in Japan as Softbank moves for eAccess
NTT DoCoMo takes social gaming mobile
eMobile and Ratuken set up new 4G service
Japan set for two LTE launches this week as iPhone 5 hits the stores
Softbank reaches 30 million subscriber milestone
DoCoMo's LTE subscriber base reaches five million
NTT Communications to launch ASE
NTT sees surging smartphone growth
Softbank reports falling profit in fiscal first quarter
Smartphones and data boost NTT DoCoMo's Q1 results
NTT DoCoMo's LTE subscriber base passes four million
UQ's WiMAX subs base passes three million
DoCoMo reveals plans to ‘expand and improve’ Xi LTE network
700MHz LTE spectrum granted to three Japanese cellcos
Ciena wins Japan-US Cable Network upgrade deal
DoCoMo looking to grow smartphone business to JPY1 trillion by fiscal 2015
DoCoMo to target elderly users in quest to regain market share
DoCoMo signs up another million 4G subs in under three months
Nokia Siemens deploys intelligent network solution at KDDI
Alcatel-Lucent to upgrade DoCoMo’s IP networks to support LTE
Amazon to launch as mobile reseller in Japan
STC and NTT sign new interconnect agreement
DoCoMo to bid for 700MHz mobile data spectrum
IIJ reports 18% rise in sales for FY2011
NTT posts 8.2% fall in full year net income
Softbank and PayPal form payment JV in Japan
DoCoMo sees Q4 profits jump 49%
Softbank posts strong full-year results
KDDI reports falls in Q4 and FY net profits
Flat sales and increased expenses hit J:COM Q1 results
Softbank announces another LTE deal
Softbank contracts NSN for LTE rollout and HSPA+ expansion
Willcom looks to dual-mode handsets to boost take-up
Softbank leads in net subscriber adds in fiscal 2011
The sound of the underground
Ericsson to deploy 900MHz HSPA network for Softbank
NTT’s Xi 4G service hits 2m subs
Second LTE mobile network in Japan launched by eMobile
DoCoMo hits subscriber milestone
Softbank gets green light for 900MHz network plan
2m WiMAX users at UQ Communications
Softbank boosted by new spectrum award
eMobile unveils LTE offer; commercial service to kick off in March
Huawei announces eAccess 3G/4G contract win
Softbank sets Friday as 4G launch date
DoCoMo ups investment plans for 2012/13
Ericsson deploys Mixed Mode LTE for eAccess
IIJ to launch 4G services on 27 February
NTT plans USD2.2 billion share buy-back
Tax write-down hits NTT profit
Sales costs drag on Softbank’s bottom line
eAccess completes tests of 300Mbps ultra-high speed data service
KDDI reports 17% fall in third-quarter profits
DoCoMo’s Q3 net profit slumps 29%; plans JPY160bn spend by 2015 to strengthen network
Telcos launch low-latency 10Gbps wavelength service between Japan and Europe
Softbank markets USD260m of bonds
KDDI to launch quadruple-play offer
DoCoMo tops table for net gains in December – breaks 21-month duck
NTT Com says Japan-US backbone upped to 600Gbps
NEC inks Asia Pacific Gateway deal with Asian telcos
Major mobile operators set up Japanese NFC consortium
NSN wins KDDI deal to implement CSFB technology overlay
Telstra extends Asian footprint with Singapore, Japan licences
IIJ to launch as LTE virtual operator in February 2012
Japan Communications to partner Marubeni in MVNO joint venture
TEPCO mulling USD2.4bn KDDI sale plan
NTT, NTT Com implement 100Gbps and 40Gbps plug-and-play field tests
NTT Europe extends reach of Tier 1 IP network
DoCoMo to invest USD11bn in 4G, LTE smartphones
eAccess kicks off LTE trial
KDDI’s net income climbs in fiscal second-quarter
Softbank tops pile in net mobile gains in October, KDDI rises to second
NTT reports fall in second-quarter net income, but raises outlook on smartphone sales
eAccess to launch LTE data services in March 2012, report claims
DoCoMo reports 16% fall in Q2 profit, but raises outlook on strong demand for smartphones
Softbank posts strong first half results
KDDI posts second-quarter results
DoCoMo launches LTE handsets
Softbank Mobile rises to top for 18th month in a row
ZTE claims ‘primary strategic partner’ role for Softbank’s 4G rollout
Softbank to launch 100Mbps PHS mobile data service
J:COM, Tokyu Corp purchase CATV provider Yokohama Cablevision
KDDI to usurp Softbank’s iPhone dominance?
DoCoMo to team up with Vodafone on multinational sales
DoCoMo to offer free Wi-Fi by year-end, Nikkei says
NTT Com units expand global IP network with Brazilian PoP
DoCoMo launches two new LTE tablet devices
Softbank Mobile tops tree for August net additions
Softbank to offload most of its Yahoo stake to repay loan
KDDI shareholder to offload stake to pay for Fukushima compensation
NTT first-quarter net down 1.8%
eAccess says first-quarter EBITDA, profit up to record levels
Softbank tops pile for mobile net additions in July
NTT Com ups Japan-US IP capacity to 500Gbps
DoCoMo reports near 12% rise in first-quarter profits
Demand for iPhones drives Softbank's profits in fiscal first-quarter
J:COM’s H1 income up 23%
KDDI flat-lines in fiscal 1Q, maintains outlook
UQ Communications demos WiMAX 2 field trial, announces MoU with YTL
KDDI ups Wi-Fi plans, in partnership with Ruckus
DoCoMo to open LTE network up to rivals from autumn
KDDI to roll out 100,000 hotspots to handle cellular traffic
Samsung enters Japanese LTE market through KDDI deal
Japanese cellcos ink SMS interconnect deal
eMobile to launch Huawei smartphones this summer
KDDI to launch 10,000 Wi-Fi hotspot network at end-June
Tokyo to deploy WiMAX on underground rail network
KDDI to work with Rostelecom on Japan-Russia network upgrade
NTT’s first-quarter results impacted by quake costs
eAccess books rise in FY profit, revenue
Softbank Corp full year profit up on smartphone growth
DoCoMo 4Q net income down 38% on competition
J:COM reports rising profit, revenue in 1Q11
KDDI full-year net income climbs 19.9%
TEPCO considering selling KDDI shares to pay for Fukushima disaster
Softbank Mobile tops net gains list in year to March
eAccess signs off on eMobile merger plan
NTT Group publishes network status update
Communications hit after earthquake
DoCoMo to start selling unlockable handsets
eAccess reveals USD2bn debt refinancing for mobile unit
eAccess announces eMobile merger plan
Fast Track: eMobile signs managed services deal with Ericsson
Paranoid Android: NEC to sell Android tablet to take on iPad/iPhone
MIC to quadruple bandwidth to cater for mobile data growth
eAccess says consolidated nine-month revenues up 109%
NTT reports 4.6% rise in net income for Oct-Dec
DoCoMo tests LTE-Advanced; targets 1Gbps download speeds
Softbank adds more mobile users in January
KDDI announces 27% cut in interconnection fees
Softbank buys 35% stake in Chinese online TV provider Synacast
Softbank reports soaring 3Q profit; ups full-year forecast on strong iPhone demand
DoCoMo fleshes out LTE rollout plans
NEC, Fujitsu awarded ASE cable contract
DoCoMo to offer flat-rate offers for smartphone/tablet data services
DoCoMo’s third-quarter profit flat at USD1.62bn
NTT to reduce fibre-optic costs by up to 31% over three years
KDDI books net income of JPY65.7bn in Oct-Dec
J:COM adds a net 111k broadband subscribers in 2010
DoCoMo, China Mobile, KT Corp mull joint business opportunities
UQ deploys WiMAX pico base stations designed by ZTE, Hitachi
Softbank Corp linked to USD663m bond sale
KDDI reveals plans for 2012 LTE launch
Softbank Mobile adds most new subscribers in December
DoCoMo’s LTE network supported by NEC
NTT DoCoMo launches commercial LTE network
Japan’s cellcos told to submit network access costs
KDDI, MFIC to develop global mobile payment platform
KDDI president sees mobile growth within two years
Softbank, DoCoMo join four others to battle for mobile TV rights
ZTE begins rollout of UQ’s WiMAX pico base stations
Yahoo Japan/Google alliance gets regulatory thumbs up
KDDI reportedly interested in Austrian systems integrator
NTT seeks increase in profits from overseas operations
Government to bag USD2.2bn from sale of NTT shares
Government panel opts not to force NTT to spin off fibre unit
KDDI confirms LTE migration plan; but will use WiMAX/Wi-Fi too
Government mulls sale of NTT shares
J:COM to add mobile TV to cable offering
KDDI picks NEC to cooperate in LTE field trials
NTT’s first-half net profits up 11.7%, driven by internet gains
Vodafone reports H1 results; will sell Softbank interest for USD5bn
DoCoMo to kick off LTE on 24 December
Ericsson to supply Softbank’s base stations
Softbank launches dual-carrier HSDPA network
NTT sets 2025 deadline for IP switchover
DoCoMo to invest USD3.3bn in LTE deployment
Softbank considers USD6.2bn plan to build countrywide fibre network
NTT DoCoMo's profit rises 22%; expects to beat smartphone sales target by 30%
Softbank's profit jumps 32%, helped by iPhone exclusivity
KDDI reports rise in Q2 net income as fixed line unit re-enters the black
KDDI VP clarifies LTE rollout plans
J:COM pushes digital take-up to 99%
Willcom to hive off new business from exiting PHS operation
Softbank to buy 100% of PHS operator Willcom
NTT gets green light to acquire Dimension Data
Softbank leads the way in monthly net adds
Samsung to demonstrate WiMAX 2
Clearwire inks international roaming deal with UQ Communications in Japan
Softbank could invest in DoCoMo’s mobile broadcasting venture
DoCoMo picked for mobile broadcasting project
UQ inks deal with GCT for WiMAX solution for train users
IIJ reports 36.8% hike in Q1 net income, confirms full-year outlook
Cost-cutting helps drive NTT’s first-quarter net income up 11.7%
DoCoMo unveils new LTE brand ‘Xi’
Softbank Corp to sponsor Willcom rehabilitation plan
Softbank picks Ericsson’s mobile broadband platform
Softbank says net profit down 29% on higher tax expenses
DoCoMo books 3.5% fall in net income on lower voice call traffic
DoCoMo inks LTE licensing deal with MediaTek
KDDI 1Q earnings down 16.8%
DoCoMo, KDDI present their rival mobile broadcast plans to MIC
DoCoMo to launch Apple-style apps platform
iPhone sales elevate Softbank to top spot in June net additions
Blackstone buys eMobile stake; cellco plans 42Mbps upgrade by year-end
DoCoMo’s SIM-free phone offer sends share price soaring
NEC starts shipping LRE to DoCoMo
DoCoMo will look to offer LTE wholesale capacity from launch
PLDT still eyes MVNO opportunities in Japan
KDDI picks Gemalto for NFC pilot
Softbank picks Alca-Lu 100 Gigabit-capable solution for backbone upgrade
DoCoMo kicks off LTE pre-launch
Cellcos in battle for rights to single next generation mobile broadcast permit
IIJ purchases AT&T Japan subsidiary
KDDI picks Motorola IPTV set-top box
Mobile gains helped NTT swing into profit in fiscal fourth quarter
DoCoMo: Q4 net income doubles on back of cuts in handset subsidies
Softbank reports spike in net income on iPhone sales
DoCoMo buddies up with handset vendors to develop new O/S
Restructuring costs drag down KDDI’s full-year profits
KDDI shares slip on unexpected dip in profits
Fair Trade Commission slams fibre cartel
Boingo increases network coverage through NTT Comm hotspot deal
Spectre of separation looms again for NTT
DoCoMo tops pile for net subscriber gains – the first time in four years
Softbank Corp shares drop on fears users will churn to rival
Softbank Corp ups CAPEX to USD4.3bn
DoCoMo starts taking shipments of Fujitsu LTE base stations
NTT to hive off fibre-optic business, paper says
PHS provider Willcom to be split; investors to provide financial aid
KDDI deploys ADVA Optical's FSP 3000 WDM solution
DoCoMo bumps Softbank off top spot for first time in seven months
Jupiter Telecommunications agrees to Sumitomo’s tender offer
NTT cuts FTTH target to 2.1m users
NTT DoCoMo announces reduction in interconnection fees
KDDI looking to appoint three banks for JPY60bn bonds sale
Liberty announces J:COM sale completion
Willcom files for bankruptcy protection
NTT Com ups Japan-US backbone transmission speeds to 300Gbps
Sumitomo butts in to usurp KDDI’s J:COM bid
Softbank does it again: leads January net subscriber adds
KDDI looks to take smaller stake in J:COM, source says
NTT reports fall in profit for October-December period
KDDI picks Hitachi and Airvana for femtocells
Softbank reports 41% rise in profit on iPhone sales
KDDI’s J:COM deal could be hit with USD884m fine
LTE handset demo announced by DoCoMo
DoCoMo third-quarter income tops USD1.5bn, up 48% y-o-y
Willcom reveals plan to restructure; may file for bankruptcy protection
eAccess and eMobile forge on with merger plans
KDDI to purchase Liberty’s 38% stake in Jupiter
Government-backed fund considers Willcom investment
Softbank retains top spot in December net additions
J:COM acquires Suzuran cable unit via Cablenet Kobe subsidiary
DoCoMo starts LTE rollout
KDDI picks Virtela to expand international reach
KDDI, Google to cooperate in laying Japan-Singapore cable
Softbank tops net gains list for fourth month in a row
Softbank named as possible bidder for Carlyle’s struggling Willcom unit
Softbank Corp considers investments in India, Southeast Asia
DoCoMo brings forward 2G shutdown; confirms end-2010 LTE date
NTT’s July-September slumps 38% on weak mobile demand
Softbank Mobile beats off competition in October mobile signups
DoCoMo sales and profits down as competition sharpens
Softbank's net income doubles as costs fall
J:COM posts sales growth following subscriber gains
KDDI: 2Q net income down 25% to JPY58bn on higher costs and weak demand
Alca-Lu gets nod to deploy DoCoMo’s all-IP network
DoCoMoan: cellco slips to fourth in Sept net additions
Fujitsu to produce LTE terminal for DoCoMo
Ericsson eyes LTE deal with DoCoMo
NTT to double fibre-optic speeds in November
Japan to set up group to consider NTT restructure
NTT share price surges after minister’s comments
KDDI keen on international growth through acquisitions
Tokyo launches music piracy clampdown
Gang of three handset vendors to merge
eMobile to launch LTE service next year
Softbank reclaims top spot for August net adds
eMobile, Ericsson launch HSPA+
KDDI awards LTE contracts to Motorola, NEC
IIJ reports 6.7% rise in Q1 net income
DoCoMo knocks Softbank off top spot – finally
eMobile, Huawei launch HSPA+ network – a first for Japan
NTT net income down on lower DoCoMo earnings
DoCoMo posts quarterly declines; maintains full year guidance
Softbank net income soars
KDDI first-quarter net income up 19%
Softbank raises USD320m in bond offering
NTT Com launches wide-area Ethernet via IP network
DoCoMo targets 2010 for 4G launch, paper says
DoCoMo seeks Asian expansion for future growth
Wax on, whacks off – Japan cellcos lament high porn downloads
Softbank signs up most users in June, but DoCoMo closes the gap
DoCoMo acquires PacketVideo stake for USD45.5m
eAccess boss says mobile arm to enter the black in H2
1 July marks WiMAX debut for UQ Communications
Alca-Lu wins LTE backhaul network supply deal with DoCoMo
Softbank concedes defeat to NTT: will sell rival’s FLETs service nationally
KDDI deploys Starent Networks’ security gateway
NTT Com and Ixia trial 100Gbps network in Japan
MIC clears DoCoMo, KDDI, others for 3.9G
KDDI boss calls for NTT split
Softbank tops mobile net gains table for 25th month in a row
Intel driving UQ with USD43m investment
NTT's IPTV service breaks 700,000 barrier
J:COM picks Amdocs’ solutions
DoCoMo picks Motorola for LBS deployment
NTT net income tops JPY538bn despite slowdown
Softbank tops mobile additions table for 24th month running
MIC receives four applications for 3.9G mobile licences
UQ awards WiMAX contract to NEC
PLDT postpones launch of Japanese MVNO service
Operators to invest up to USD10bn into 3.9G technology
Softbank: bond redemption costs plunge firm into red in Q4
DoCoMo to launch HSUPA service in June
DoCoMo full-year profit down 4%; inks 4G devices deal with LG
KDDI net income up; fails to meet expectations
NTT Com unveils flat-rate MVNO offer
DoCoMo reports net additions up 60% in March, but Softbank leads again
Government to provide USD30bn boost for ICT sector
Dell to launch MVNO venture supported by HSPA-enabled laptops
DoCoMo’s LTE field trials report 120Mbps throughput
Carlyle to increase Willcom stake, paper says
Japan bullet trains to get WLAN internet access this week
Softbank Mobile stays No. 1 for net adds. in February
DoCoMo cuts interconnection fees
Willcom to launch data service on 9 March
Softbank to redeem convertible bonds this month, paper says
NTT fixed line units to invest USD8.9bn in 2009/2010
Yahoo! Japan strikes deal to buy Softbank IDC for USD478m
KDDI reveals USD545m corporate bond plan
eAccess: 9M revenues rise 55%, but net losses widen to JPY7.8bn
Willcom owner ends search for strategic partner
Softbank to resell NTT's FLETS fibre service
Mobile base reaches 106.1 million users at end-January
Softbank 3Q profit up 2%; maintains full-year outlook
Mobile, internet operations drive NTT 9M profits
UQ Communications picks Beceem chips to power 4G service
SoftBank, eMobile close to brokering network deal
DoCoMo’s nine-month profits up 16%, announces 2G shutdown March 2012
Nokia launches ‘premium’ mobile service
MIC to issue up to four 4G mobile licences, paper says
KDDI reports solid rise in 3Q profit, maintains growth forecast
DoCoMo to shut down 2G service in 2012
Japan: mobile base tops 105.8 million end-December
Government keen to introduce lower mobile fees, paper says
KDDI to buy TEPCO's cable TV assets
J:COM in USD303m bid for CATV rival Mediatti
KDDI rolls out ultra-high speed EPON FTTx
Softbank beats off rivals; one in the eye for competition
DoCoMo targets more overseas investments to boost revenues
KDDI opts for LTE core network from Hitachi, Nortel
Willcom to launch data service over DoCoMo’s network
IIJ launches high speed mobile data service
Nokia exits Japanese handset market
Symbian group welcomes new member in Softbank Mobile
Nokia to launch Japanese MVNO venture, helped by DoCoMo
eMobile founder predicting 30m new mobile lines in Japan
UQ picks Mformation to support mobile WiMAX in Japan
ACCA Networks' 9M profit drops 10%
Softbank does it again: adds more users for 18th month running
NTT 1H revenues down but profits double; revises profit forecast
DoCoMo net profit up 37%, maintains forecast
That’s handy: Alcatel-Lucent upgrades PHS system
Softbank reports 7% rise in Q2 net profit, forecasts full-year growth
IIJ to repurchase shares
KDDI throws down the gauntlet: slashes fees by up to USD255
KDDI 2Q net income up 24% on lower phone subsidies
DoCoMo, Renesas, Fujitsu, and Sharp to develop platform for HSUPA phone
IIJ inks deal with Alca-Lu’s Japan unit
Mobile phone calls eclipse fixed line calls for first time ever in fiscal 2007
NTT’s data centre expansion continues with APT Satellite purchase
eMobile submits application for Tokyo LTE field trial licence
Softbank adds more subscribers for 17th month in September
DoCoMo teams up with Avex to provide mobile video content
J:COM considers broadcast satellite service
DoCoMo selects Fujitsu as core network supplier for ‘Super 3G’
Japan: broadband subscriber base reached 29.34m at end-June
KDDI announces October launch of 1Gbps fibre service
Softbank orders NEC femtocell system
PLDT, NTT hold Japanese joint venture talks
NTT’s fibre-optic service passes ten million subscribers mark
DoCoMo picks NEC for ‘Super 3G’ contract
KDDI, Rostelecom launch high speed cable links
Softbank does it again: wins most users for 16th month running
Japanese firms to launch aggressive overseas cell phone technology push
OCN partners eAccess to offer mobile internet services in Japan
Secom and Matsushita to offer WiMAX services with UQ
Softbank to introduce Casio mobile phones
iPass teams up with IIJ to offer mobile broadband in Japan
IIJ says operating profit down 40.5%
IIJ introduces Mobile Secure Link for 3.5G
Japan Communications launches MVNO service
Apple iPhone boosts Softbank subscriber gains in July
DoCoMo to stop selling 2G mova services
NTT posts Q1 operating profit of 24% on mobile, data growth
Softbank’s Q1 profit up 8% on reduced subsidies; plans to cut iPhone fees
eAccess to increase ACCA stake and make unit a subsidiary
DoCoMo's Q1 profit up 45%, maintains full-year outlook
J:COM reports strong first-half results
NTT Communications rolls out Juniper Networks’ router on global IP network
NTT DoCoMo to post increased operating income
DoCoMo to deliver ‘Super 3G’ in 2009?
Japan Communications orders ZTE 3G handsets
KDDI reports 12% drop in profits, but stands by growth target
Softbank Mobile inks HSPA deal with Ericsson
Jajah brings mobile VoIP to eMobile
Softbank wins more subscribers for 14th month running
Japan-Russia cable operational
NTT Data acquires majority stake in Matsushita mobile phone unit
NTT East looks to beat 10m fibre-optic subscriber target
J:COM picks Cisco to facilitate ultra-high speed broadband
KDDI unveils latest initiative: free calls between fixed lines, mobiles
Nokia to launch Japanese WLAN service
MIC to reduce digital divide
KDDI turns to telegrams to crack NTT monopoly
DoCoMo eyes Asian expansion
NTT corners 32% of local IP telephony market
KDDI teams up with MUGF to offer online banking
DoCoMo to cut fees to compete with rivals
Mobile signups: KDDI, DoCoMo lose out to Softbank again in May
Softbank inks deal with Apple to sell iPhone in Japan
ACCA Q1 profits down 27%, revenues drop 12%
IIJ launches FiberAccess/A service for ACCA Networks
KDDI takes fight to rivals, will allow users to make instalments on new phones
DoCoMo pays USD94.8m for internet company
MRV deploys optical multi-service platform for Softbank
DoCoMo to offer home-based high speed mobile data/VoIP package on FOMA
IIJ announces full-year results
DoCoMo to market fixed line compatible mobile
Japan to request that mobile carriers publish standard leasing fees
NTT fibre users up, ADSL subscriptions down
NTT operating profit up 18%, but forecasts a drop this year
Softbank signs up more users than rivals for twelfth month running
Softbank Corp reports 13% drop in profits in Q4
NTT Com picks Oki’s private IP Centrex system
J:COM posts healthy Q1 results, announces 2008 ‘growth strategy’
KDDI transmits optical data 1,000km at 100Gbps without correction
Softbank makes USD385m Chinese web foray
DoCoMo to merge eight regional subsidiaries
DoCoMo operating growth shows first rise in three years
KDDI full-year profit up 16% on wireless gains
Softbank Mobile lines up Casio cellphones
Japan Communications to launch by July, sources say
DoCoMo unveils corporate rebrand in bid to stop the rot
KDDI shares slip as EBIT forecast is lowered
KDDI clarifies technology stance; Softbank heads monthly net adds
CDMA operator KDDI to adopt LTE?
eMobile launches voice call services
Japan Communications looks to launch data service in the summer
eAccess ups ante in mobile price war
DoCoMo achieves 250Mbps downlink in ‘Super 3G’ field trial
NTT Com signs agreement to join TPE cable consortium
DoCoMo files legal action to bar Softbank’s 'Easy Mobile' phone
KDDI to invest USD243m to ramp up global data centres
DoCoMo to stop signing up 2G ‘mova’ users
eAccess calls foul over ACCA buy-back
MIC requests NTT to implement a further cut in fibre-optic fees
Sony Ericsson reviewing DoCoMo relationship
Softbank’s top 10; beats rivals again in February sign-ups
Samsung wins mobile WiMAX deal with UQ Communications
Mitsubishi calls it quits in mobile handset market
Disney Mobile launches MVNO with Softbank
NTT East, NTT West up 2008/09 CAPEX to JPY885bn
DoCoMo launches new lower price plans as mobile war heats up
SingTel, KDDI others partner to build USD300m US-Japan submarine cable
eMobile turns up the heat: no plans to charge monthly fee for voice calls
NTT to push new fibre-optic service
NTT, KDDI to offer Japan-Russia data communications services
IIJ Mobile launches corporate MVNO venture
Government to take NTT to task over alleged anti-competitive practices
DoCoMo to ink MVNO deal with Japan Communications, paper says
IIJ reports 56.5% fall in Q3 net income; affirms full-year outlook
DoCoMo picks Ericsson for next generation LTE development
Softbank wins more mobile subscribers than rivals in January
Fujitsu teams up with Airspan to develop WiMAX
IIJ to use eMobile for new MVNO service
NTT: 9M operating profit drops 10% on DoCoMo slowdown
Softbank Mobile introduces 3G pre-paid service
eAccess, USEN to form strategic alliance, paper says
J:COM revenues up in 2007, net income down
DoCoMo profits dip 6.7% on slower subscriber take-up
KDDI profits rise 40% on strong mobile business
DoCoMo, Google to partner in i-mode mobile internet service
Sanyo to sell mobile business to Kyocera
Walt Disney no Dumbo? Plans to launch Japanese mobile service on 1 March
DoCoMo, ACCA dissolve failed WiMAX joint venture
Softbank scraps monthly fees for students in race for market share
KDDI looking to buy Chuba’s fibre-optic business for USD372mn
eAccess looks to oust ACCA management team
KDDI-led venture close to selecting preferred WiMAX vendor
Softbank to remove call charges between mobile, IP users
NTT will be asked to open high capacity network to rivals, paper says
Softbank tops pile in mobile adds for eighth month in succession
DoCoMo to exit PHS following drop in subscribers
NTT to cut fibre-optic line charges
KDDI, Willcom receive backing for WiMAX licences
DoCoMo, Apple discuss Japan iPhone launch
KDDI, Willcom to get WiMAX licences, paper says
Softbank to stop taking orders for 2G
IIJ to launch corporate data MVNO venture with DoCoMo
NTT Data inks five-year deal with DATATRAK
Lucky seven for Softbank Mobile: wins more subscribers than rivals in November
Japan to reserve spectrum for 4G
Softbank Mobile selects Alca-Lu for 3G backhaul
Willcom announces IP network upgrade plan
Alibaba flotation to yield USD507m profit for Softbank
eMobile to offer fastest mobile data service in Japan
Softbank Mobile to roll out more 3G base stations next year
Panel calls for DoCoMo to open network to Japan Communications
KDDI to unveil fixed-fee wireless data service
ACCA Networks’ 9M revenues down, but net income doubles
Regulator raps DoCoMo, KDDI over fine print in adverts
DoCoMo could spend up to USD8b on international expansion
KDDI and Willcom in driving seat for WiMAX licences, paper says
Disney to unveil Japanese mobile service
IIJ Q2 profit surges 37% on revenue growth
NTT H1 operating profit hit by mobile slump
Softbank net income up 64% on mobile subscriber gains
Casio to launch W-CDMA handsets in Japan
DoCoMo feels the pain of subscriber losses
J:COM 9M revenues, profits up on strong subscriber gains
IPMobile returns licence, files for bankruptcy
eMobile to strike MVNO deals with ISPs?
Softbank to build USD350 million data centre
DoCoMo reports first-half profit drop on subscriber losses
Government to amend telecoms legislation to foster competition
KDDI says 900k target for fibre users ‘difficult’
Softbank Mobile plans new handsets, music download portal to entice users
NTT revises fibre-optic target amid slow sales
KDDI’s H1 profit up 8.8%, maintains full-year outlook
ACCA submits 2.5GHz licence application
Association reports jump in 3G sales in August
Sanyo looking to sell loss-making mobile business to Kyocera
Softbank-led consortium to spend USD2.1b on WiMAX
Alcatel-Lucent wins contracts with France’s SFR and neuf Cegetel, and NTT in Japan
Five in a row for Softbank: tops mobile additions again in September
Research group to develop 10Gbps network
Jajah ker-ching! eMobile launches mobile VoIP service
DoCoMo considering plan to reduce handset subsidies, cut calling charges
KDDI to cut charges by up to 30% on new cellular plan
DoCoMo FOMA users pass 40-million mark
DoCoMo to work with Fujitsu on 900Mbps base station test
IPMobile’s dream over before it’s even begun
eMobile contracts Huawei for HSDPA expansion
Willcom to work with CNC to develop PHS in Asia
Softbank seeks eight-way WiMAX alliance, paper says
KDDI’s Tadashi Onodera says rebates must stay
NextWave to exit Japanese mobile market
Willcom to go it alone on 2.5GHz licence application
DoCoMo closer to launch of 200Mbps mobile phone
DoCoMo launches flat-rate plans for PC users on the move
Application process for new bandwidth begins
NTT DoCoMo to simplify structure
Softbank Mobile seen winning the cellular war in August
eMobile inks broadband backhaul deal with RAD Data
ACCA in talks with DoCoMo on WiMAX tie-up
IIJ to offer new web hosting solution
J:COM to complete merger with Jupiter TV
Japan Communications seeks 3G access from KDDI
DoCoMo extends 50% discount offer to business users
NTT to amalgamate fibre-optic video services; J:COM gets HBO
ACCA’s net income surges 400% in 1H, despite falling revenues
ACCA seeks parents for WiMAX
MIC to begin taking applications for 2.4GHz licences
Softbank Q1 profits soar on subscriber gains
Softbank Mobile invites Alcatel-Lucent to trial Femto BSR equipment
J:COM merges subsidiaries
DoCoMo drags down NTT performance in fiscal first quarter
Competition bites: DoCoMo’s Q1 net income down
KDDI reports 15.6% rise in Q1 operating profits, maintains outlook
J:COM had 2.69 million subscribing households at end-June
KDDI to launch new discount service
DoCoMo, KTF team up to buy 3G/HSDPA data terminal
DoCoMo, Napster roll out new music subscription service
DoCoMo begins tests of new, super-fast cellular network
NextWave to acquire stake in Japanese start-up IPMobile
New MVNO petitions MIC for access to DoCoMo’s networks
Softbank Mobile, KDDI add more users than DoCoMo in June
NTT’s fixed line subscriber base falls below 50 million mark
NTT plans move into non-telecoms related ventures
KDDI teams up with Microsoft to develop corporate VAS package
eMobile, Softbank Mobile join forces for new telecom licence
DoCoMo unveils flat-rate wireless plan in bid to retain customers
DoCoMo eyes Vietnamese, Indian and Chinese markets
eMobile picks Comverse OSE and SMSC SMS solution
KDDI hints at strategic alliance to win WiMAX licence
Japanese users prefer fibre to DSL, reports MIC
Softbank Mobile tops Japan’s mobile subscriber growth table in May
DoCoMo to invest USD3.28 million in digital mapping firm
MIC to overhaul IP telephony rules
Contactless payment a hit in Japan: FeliCa predicts 50 million users by 2009
Softbank Mobile to make O/S vendor-friendly
Liberty Global reorganises Japanese operations
NTT East blames network blackout on equipment failure
IIJ revenues, income rise in FY2006-07, but Q4 net income down
Softbank to diversify into TV segment
Goldman Sachs to raise eMobile stake to 35.7%
DoCoMo: flat rate internet access is big in Japan
NTT blames profit fall on rising costs and sluggish wireline performance
KDDI reports 363,700 net new mobile users in April
DoCoMo abandons Indian i-mode scheme
Softbank: mobile unit drives surge in profits in FY2006-07
DoCoMo to shut down PHS services next year
KDDI completes DWDM trial with Novera
DoCoMo’s full year profits slide on 3G-related costs
DoCoMo handsets, now with added Wii
KDDI’s net profits dip despite rising sales
DoCoMo to build 20% more base stations
J:COM, 2.64 million subscribing households at end-March
DoCoMo launches new FOMA Raku-Raku basic phone based on Symbian OS
China Netcom enters Japan
IPMobile announces change in major shareholder, denies it is giving up 2GHz spectrum
IPMobile abandons 3G venture, will hand back licence paper says
KDDI tops mobile subscriber growth
Fibre-optic networks surpass ADSL
J:COM unveils 160Mbps service
Cablecos to work together on WiMAX
Matsushita mulls sale of internet unit to IIJ
NTT West, Alvarion deploy wireless broadband network
KDDI to team up with JR East to offer broadband over fibre
KDDI, Fujitsu developing amplifier for mobile WiMAX
eMobile opens doors to customers
Cisco supplies DoCoMo with dual-mode IP telephony solution
NTT East, West units to spend USD7.23 billion in fiscal 2007-08
eMobile to launch mobile phone service on 31 March
Softbank could lose control of mobile unit if it fails to meet creditor targets
DoCoMo 4G field test achieves 5Gbps downlink
eMobile selects Option for broadband wireless equipment
Softbank Q3 profit up on mobile gains
IIJ net income up 18.2% in Q3
DoCoMo adds net 7,000 new users in January
NTT Com and ChinaCache ink content distribution deal
NTT reports falling profits as traditional voice revenues suffer
NTT DoCoMo profits fall as 3G costs rise
KDDI reports fall in profits, but raises full year forecast
J:COM reports 22.7% rise in subscribers
Cablecos to work together to challenge NTT
Softbank Mobile to look for new frequencies
KDDI signs up more mobile users in December
J-COM to launch 160Mbps service
DoCoMo eyes 2010 launch for low-cost mobile broadband service
DoCoMo buys 3% of Nippon Television Network
Japanese newcomer IPMobile to test 42Mbps cellular technology in Tokyo
Ericsson inks W-CDMA/HSPA network expansion deal with Softbank Mobile
Yahoo Japan launches WLAN service
IIJ to work with BEA Japan on RFID network initiative
High order levels overload KDDI’s computer system
KDDI to close down Tu-Ka service in March 2008
Japanese cellcos rapped over misleading ad campaigns
Rostelecom, KDDI plan Russia-Japan cable
KDDI, Rostelecom plan submarine fibre link
DoCoMo recalls 1.3 million mobile phone batteries amid overheating fears
KDDI makes most of MNP in November
Softbank Mobile launches Ericsson IMS over 3G solution, but worries remain over the cellco’s recovery
Government working with Nortel, Toshiba to test WiMAX services
KDDI takes delivery of Teknovus’ TK3714 ‘Turbo’ 2.5G EPON ONU chip
Softbank completes USD12.4 billion refinancing deal
DoCoMo to develop TV shows for mobiles
NTT DoCoMo continues share buy back
NEC and Juniper extend IMS-FMC partnership
Advisory board calls on NTT to cut local call rates, charges
DoCoMo selects Motorola, NEC and Fujitsu for super 3G network
Alcatel and ACCA to expand 802.16e WiMAX trials to urban areas in Japan
KDDI launches mobile digital radio service
DoCoMo to trim network spend in coming fiscal year
Softbank, News Corp sign joint venture deal to take MySpace to Japan
DoCoMo, Rakuten to set up online auction service
Qualcomm Japan faces investigation from the fair trade commission
NTT reports an 11.9% fall in 1H profits
KDDI picks Lucent to supply optical cross-connect platform
Softbank reverses 1H 2006 loss on Vodafone KK
KDDI claims it is winning the MNP war
Napster introduces Japanese service for mobile users
DoCoMo's 3G user base passes 30 million mark
Softbank Mobile in hot water over possible advertising violations
Softbank Mobile stops taking MNP applications after surge swamps system
DoCoMo H1 net profit drops on higher 3G costs
KDDI Europe launches Juniper Networks SSL VPN platforms
NTT and TransTeleCom team up to provide international data network
Softbank announces ‘price war’ as MNP kicks in
KDDI says profit up on mobile growth
DoCoMo and HP team up to develop bridging platform between cellular and sensor networks
Google launches mobile news portal for Japanese surfers
KDDI to buy TEPCO’s fibre-optic network for USD965 million
NTT West selects 802.11j wireless system from Strix
KDDI adds 312,500 subscribers in September
IIJ introduces Net Chart Japan subsidiary
Senior official voices concern over NTT’s monopoly
NEC supplies NTT DoCoMo with HSDPA upgrade
KDDI offers USD847 million for Tepco’s fibre-optic network
NTT to roll out 10Tbps network
Softbank starts push on Vodafone KK re-brand
Softbank in talks to renegotiate loan for Vodafone KK purchase
DoCoMo to offer broadcast mobile TV
J-COM to trial fixed-mobile convergence services
DoCoMo buys into fuel cell technology
Vodafone KK, HTC to develop 3G PDA phones
Softbank to offer broadband mobile service by 2008
eAccess signs 3G roaming deal with DoCoMo
Competition hots up ahead of MNP
Japan mobile market: August update
KDDI to take on iPod
Vodafone KK subscribers looking to take advantage of MNP
Mobile number portability to begin 24 October; operators set fees
VSNL to link Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan with new cable
J-COM to acquire affiliate Cable Net
DoCoMo to launch HSDPA by end-August
KDDI to spend JPY200 billion to upgrade mobile network
Pantech inks USD110 million 3G handset deal with KDDI
NTT to bundle fixed/mobile services under new government plan
Softbank transfers Vodafone KK shares to BB Mobile unit
MNP to start on 24 October 2006
Softbank Q1 profits rise on Vodafone, internet gains
eAccess buys 10.3% stake in ACCA Networks
NTT Q1 operating profits dip 10.1%
DoCoMo reveals 21% fall in net income
Softbank and Motorola ink WiMAX deal
NTT DoCoMo seeks Super 3G contracts
TeleGeography Update: Asian Bandwidth Forecast
Huawei takes first step into Japanese market with eMobile contract
KDDI posts strong quarterly results
Softbank seeks massive loan
KDDI to jointly develop operating system with cellphone makers
Adaptix tests Japanese PHS upgrade
Government promises help for would-be mobile entrants
KDDI may seek alliance with another utility to expand fibre provision
DoCoMo to receive HTC’s Windows-equipped phones
NTT may be forced to open new IP network to rivals
DoCoMo unveils plan for Super 3G service
Japan’s mobile operators add 313,600 users in June
Japan ditches talks on NTT break-up
KDDI and BT announce corporate networks joint venture
Softbank plans low cost fibre service
NTT plans sale of JPY70 billion worth of bonds
Japanese broadband subscriber base still rising
MII frustrating DoCoMo’s 3G rollout in China
Mobile operators could be forced to open up networks to newcomers
Data leak affects some four million KDDI users; two arrested for blackmail
IIJ improves access to its internet-LAN service
NTT DoCoMo to sell Blackberry device
NTT to face government pressure over access charge?
KDDI outpaces DoCoMo while Softbank plans new name
Japanese cellcos release May subscriber numbers
Panel calls for NTT break-up in 2010/11
Vodafone KK reports 69.4% drop in profits
DoCoMo looks to expand in Asia, but maybe not India or China
Temasek acquires 7% stake in eMobile of Japan
DoCoMo inks 3G partnership deal with Hutch
Resellers threaten to sue NTT, government over phone lines
KDDI to source mobile phones from Matsushita
NTT to implement wireless integration plan to take on Softbank
DoCoMo to adopt global standard for all mobile phones
Vodafone KK to launch Nokia WLAN handsets
KDDI and Google buddy up to install Google Search on EZ Web
Softbank to set up venture with Vodafone
Ministry: no plans to reallocate Softbank’s mobile licence
DoCoMo mulls move into finance
Softbank denies Apple iPod tie-up
Softbank, Apple to develop iPod mobile phones
DoCoMo, Microsoft forge mobile music alliance
NTT's full year net profit slumps 30%
Qualcomm, KDDI team up to develop MediaFlo
NTT offers FMC services to corporate users
Softbank reports first profit in five years
DoCoMo to spend JPY640 billion on 3G to close gap on KDDI
Softbank to return mobile licence
DoCoMo warns of lower profits in 2006/07
Sharp eclipses rivals to become leading Japanese phone maker
J-COM selects Everstream for VoD data collection and reporting
Softbank buys Vodafone KK stake
KDDI reports 30% fall in Q4 profits on network write-down
Softbank to invest heavily in Vodafone KK
Panel proposes to abolish NTT’s holding company status
ACCA picks Alcatel for WiMAX trial
DoCoMo halts sale of ‘defective’ P702i phone
Axalto secures Japan’s first 3G CDMA card launch
Trade office demands better access to Japanese telecoms market
KDDI, Tepco agree to merge fibre-optic units
Vodafone KK has three million 3G users
Vodafone receives formal bid; expects to complete this quarter
NTT to go NGN
Softbank in talks with eleven banks to fund Vodafone purchase
NEC to spin off internet unit
DoCoMo signs deal for ‘wallet-phone’ plan
DoCoMo applies for permit for WiMAX trial
KDDI and TV Asahi to collaborate on terrestrial digital broadcasting
Softbank sells stake in Yahoo, books JPY22.5 billion one-off gain
Softbank to complete USD15 billion Vodafone acquisition
DoCoMo eyes fresh Asian investments
Vodafone, Softbank close to USD15.6 billion deal
Cerberus, Providence to throw spanner in Softbank’s works
Handset shipments in Japan increased in January
eAccess reveals further 3G rollout details
Sonus wins KDDI IP networks contract
Rivals seek DoCoMo break-up
KDDI completes WiMAX field trial
eAccess unit selects Ericsson for W-CDMA/HSDPA network
US funds may challenge Softbank bid for Vodafone KK
Softbank could lose mobile licence if Vodafone acquisition goes through
Japan Telecom tests Lucent’s 40Gbps optical networking system
NTT reports one million Hikari users
DoCoMo and LG develop new 3G handset
Vodafone strikes deal with Softbank to sell Japanese operations
Globe Telecom links with Japanese firm to offer IP calls
DoCoMo postpones launch of Nokia 3G phone
DoCoMo inks videostreaming deal with RealNetworks
Softbank, Japan Telecom to merge broadband operations
ADSL turnaround boosts Softbank Q3 performance
NTT DoCoMo, Renesas to jointly develop 4G chips
DoCoMo considers opening network to rivals
Softbank holds talks with Vodafone over mobile tie-up
Weak fixed and mobile results drag NTT’s profit down 26%
Motorola considering Japanese partnership deal
DoCoMo to unveil HSDPA handsets; shut down PHS network in 2007
NTT DoCoMo to pay USD443 million for 7% of PLDT
ePLDT and NTT buddy up to offer instant messaging
NTT DoCoMo to sell HTC’s Windows mobile
NTT, Telefónica sign interconnect agreement for data networks
DoCoMo selects Axalto for advanced USIM card solution
Minister calls for telecoms and media reforms
DoCoMo consolidates top spot in mobile market with 50.3 million subscribers
Vodafone KK added 63,700 subscribers in December
DoCoMo’s 3G subscribers hit 20 million
DoCoMo buys Fuji TV stake
DoCoMo to take 10% stake in KT Freetel
NEC to downsize Chinese mobile operations
DoCoMo to buy KTF stake?
DoCoMo develops child-friendly handset
EAccess to launch 3G
Vodafone KK’s 3G subscribers reach two million
Vodafone KK to launch first FeliCa phone in 2006
IPMobile to get 3G licence; DoCoMo signs up 50 million
Japan to licence more cellcos
DoCoMo buys Tower Records stake
Ericsson to test HSDPA for Vodafone KK
LG and KDDI to launch EV-DO Rev. A networks
DoCoMo to invest in Asia Pacific
NTT ends capital tie-up with KPN
DoCoMo discovers data leak
KDDI sees surge in profit
DoCoMo launches PTT
DoCoMo to invest in Chinese cellco
Vodafone KK launches GPS-compatible 3G handset
Mobile VoIP services to hit Japan
KDDI buys PoweredCom
Mobile shipments fall
DoCoMo forms alliance with Rakuten
Mobile users rise again
Carriers prepare for VoIP competition
DoCoMo to develop digital TV mobile phone
Countries launch joint 3G project
Operators to link IP networks
Government looks into fixed/mobile convergence
Vodafone to launch new pre-paid service
Powercomm banned from signing up new users
KDDI against NTT W-LAN decision
Vodafone KK to launch FeliCa
Vodafone to introduce new handsets
Vodafone gains 3,600 new users
Japan has over ten million satellite broadcasting users
Government to return NTT shares
Softbank applies for mobile licence
Japan and China to team up for 4G
DoCoMo’s FOMA services go down
Japan and India plan telecoms cooperation
KDDI to sell Pantech handsets
Tokya offers cheapest broadband
Government plans new satellite
Mobile shipments up 5.8%
DoCoMo buys into AIS subsidiary
DoCoMo sets aside USD3 billion
Q1 profit falls 4.4% for NTT
DoCoMo looks abroad for new growth
DoCoMo to simplify billing
IIJ expands wireless portfolio for corporate users
KDDI and TEPCO in talks over technology alliance
KDDI: 3G boosts bottom line
KDDI contracts Motorola for SoftSwitch solution
NTT says get your own networks
NTT East, West, DoCoMo and Broadband to offer W-LAN
Vodafone KK considers MVNO business
KDDI to launch ‘wallet phones’
Vodafone KK sees subscriber increase in June
Vodafone wins 1.7GHz W-CDMA licence
DoCoMo and Fujitsu expand handset life
DoCoMo could buy stake in KTF
Vodafone shows signs of recovery
DoCoMo achieves 1Gbps transmission
Willcom to launch high speed PHS
Pair lead Asia in mobile broadcasting
LG and DoCoMo join forces to develop handset
eAccess to conduct further 3G testing
KDDI’s au Corp tops 20 million mark
Vodafone KK to use NXT speakers in handsets
VoIP overtakes ISDN
SKT launched roaming in Japan
Softbank trials HSDPA
Vodafone KK users drop again
Government says three new carriers to be licenced
New cellcos to enter market in 2006
Softbank to trial 1.7GHz 3G base station
DoCoMo to launch combined fixed/mobile services in 2006
Vodafone KK to offer W-CDMA roaming in Korea
No new 2G handsets at DoCoMo from 2006
LG and DoCoMo in talks
Five new 3G models for KDDI
TOT in 3G talks with DoCoMo and KDDI
NTT signs WiBro deals in UK and Italy
Mobile shipments drop in 2004
NTT customers can roam in Italy
Vodafone KK to delist shares
Tokyo to sell NTT stake
DoCoMo adds most subscribers
DoCoMo to reform board
Softbank’s losses rocket for Q4
DoCoMo reports first ever loss
KDDI posts record earnings for Q1
DoCoMo to invest in credit card unit
Vodafone KK wants lower 3G radio spectrum
Man arrested for DoCoMo data leak
…And how would you like to pay for that? By mobile phone? That’ll do nicely!
Japan Telecom and UTStarcom sign deal
DoCoMo mulls bank tie-up
DoCoMo looks to link up with bank
DoCoMo adds most subscribers in March
DoCoMo sets 20 million 3G target
J-Com launches IPO
A novel idea
A mission against spam
DoCoMo adds the most subscribers
Jupiter IPO to raise up to USD912 million
NTT to switch focus to fibre-optic
Ten million 3G users for DoCoMo
OMRON launches facial recognition technology
DoCoMo cuts 2005 forecast
Vodafone KK to install Sony smart chips
Train tickets and phones overlap for DoCoMo
DoCoMo claims ten million FOMA customers
No more pre-pay for NTT DoCoMo
No more PHS for DoCoMo
Softbank buys C&W IDC stake
Vodafone KK to trial 3.5G
DoCoMo admits to data leak
eAccess begins high speed multimedia W-CDMA trials
Wireline operations hurt Softbank
NTT profits up but revenues down
Vodafone KK facing customer crisis
Mixed results for DoCoMo
Government to introduce registrations for pre-paid users
Vodafone struggling to make headway in Japan
Government to reduce NTT stake
Hitachi wins USD958 million 3G contract
Vodafone to draw a veil over 2G handsets
9,000 hotspots – and rising
4G test breaks 1Gbps transmission barrier
Heisei Denden to sue Softbank
NTT buys back shares worth Y366 billion
mmO2 i-mode deal draws closer
DoCoMo working with handset makers to use Linux platform on 3G phones
DoCoMo share sale helps to boost NTT profits
DoCoMo chalks up another i-mode deal
NTT set for major fixed line upgrade
NEC issues profit warning after poor sales hit hard
DoCoMo subscriber gains hit profits
DoCoMo has European headache but nets USD6.5 billion in US
C&W strikes deal with Softbank
C&W close to selling IDC unit
Tu-Ka’s S cellphone is a phone . . . nothing else . . . just a phone
Softbank gets tough over 3G frequency allocation plan
Motorola expects high demand in Japan despite near saturation
KDDI on song for killer app
DoCoMo and SKT announce m-banking venture
KDDI nets most customers
DoCoMo and Qualcomm announce 3G joint venture initiative
DoCoMo fuel cell mobile charger ready by 2006
C&W to bid sayonara to Japan?
DoCoMo mulls alliance with Cingular – or maybe others
NTT and DoCoMo to join forces
DoCoMo leads 3G take-up in August
Spectrum allocation decision angers Softbank
DoCoMo teams up with Motorola
Motorola tipped for DoCoMo 3G contract
Japan jump in June
Vodafone K.K. names former DoCoMo exec as new head honcho
Mobile payment service for FOMA
au boosts KDDI revenues
DoCoMo’s bottom line hit by 3G costs
NEC chip sales drive 44% rise in profits
Vodafone KK share offer ends
DoCoMo FOMA subscribers reach five million
Sharp switches to Symbian
Camera phone sales bolster Sony Ericsson in 2Q
May handset shipments down 15.6% year-on-year
DoCoMo to fund chipset development
KDDI seeks battery alternative
DoCoMo reports biggest net growth
Government predicts telecoms explosion by 2010
Government urged to embrace UMTS
Carlyle and Kyocera agree deal for DDI Pocket
Vodafone KK expands 3G coverage
KDDI adds most subscribers
Softbank to launch mobile services by 2006
Panasonic parent to shift phone production
Sony to shift focus to multimedia devices
Japan Telecom under new ownership (again)
Ripplewood to offload Japan Telecom to Softbank
Vodafone gets tough to tackle slowing growth
Carlyle and Kyocera to buy DDI Pocket?
Softbank and Ripplewood discuss Japan Telecom stake
DoCoMo to boost 3G handset capabilities in bid to halt KDDI’s dominance
NTT doubles profit but warns next year will be less rosy
DoCoMo forecasts lower year end results
Softbank leads the market but losses widen
DoCoMo lowers forecasts for 2004
DoCoMo to launch 3G roaming
Vodafone KK subscribers top 15 million
SK Telecom launches world's first DMB satellite
SK Telecom launches world's first DMB satellite
FOMA hits magic three million mark
Joint venture to develop new FOMA handsets
Cellcos to offer digital TV broadcasts
Mobile phone shipments decrease for the first time in 15 months
Mobile media satellite takes to the skies
Mobile media satellite takes to the skies
Wireline trio set to play in 3G arena
KDDI adds more than a quarter of a million new mobile customers
NTT to invest in fibre-optic service
Overseas i-mode customers top two million
Nokia and DoCoMo in 3G talks
Possible split for KDDI
NTT to launch VoIP business service
Investors remain unimpressed by DoCoMo’s domestic performance
Two million 3G users for DoCoMo
Electronics makers’ profits rise
NTT accused of abusing dominant position
KDDI gains more subscribers than DoCoMo in 2003
Sharp gets a BitFlash with mobile displays
Sharp gets a BitFlash with mobile displays
NTT looking at pension cuts to bridge shortfall
DoCoMo to use Symbian OS
KDDI’s au storms ahead in November with 70% of new additions
NEC sells more new shares to reduce debts
DoCoMo predicts 3G subscribers to top 25 million in next three years
Softbank eyes 3G market
KDDI’s new 3G network launch hindered by handset software glitches
NEC to sell USD1.8 billion of stock
au Group wins most new subscribers in October
Japan Telecom 3Q hit hard by 3G build costs
3G services stem 2G growth
Mobile and internet gains send NTT’s profits through the roof
NTT to merge broadband subsidiaries
KDDI boasts strong performance for fiscal 1H
Data services bolster DoCoMo’s 2H results
NEC wins share in domestic market as record number of handsets are shipped
NTT DoCoMo to team up with Sony for smart-card chips
NEC to deliver more handsets to H3G
NTT plans share buy back
NTT seeks permission for JPY1 trillion bond sale
Au! A nice surprise
DoCoMo files lawsuit against state
DoCoMo signs up one millionth 3G customer
DoCoMo and Symbian strike technology deal
Sony to ship digital tuner modules for mobiles
DoCoMo deploys bonsai base stations
TV on the go
DoCoMo launches international face-to-face phone calls
DoCoMo to scale back PHS operations and focus on 3G
DoCoMo embarks on debt reduction exercise
NTT Com makes VoIP move
J-Phone to rebrand as Vodafone
DoCoMo share buy-back deal under scrutiny
Cellphone sales break four million barrier for fourth straight month
Ripplewood to buy Japan Telecom for USD2.2 billion
DoCoMo to buy back USD5 billion of shares
Vodafone pencils in October launch for Live!
Vodafone’s Japanese divestment nears completion
DoCoMo’s solid quarterly results fail to inspire investors
KDDI rides 3G wave
Sharp first quarter was picture perfect
J-SKY to become Vodafone Live!
Fixed line telcos take Telecoms Ministry to court
Vodafone offloads Japan Telecom fixed line assets
NEC expects 3G base station sales to boom
Government price hikes facing legal challenge
IDC predicts 69 million 3G customers by 2007
Sasken to provide multimedia technology for NEC’s 3G FOMA phones
Vodafone subsidiary to sell fixed line assets by July?
KDDI sells SingTel stake
Fujitsu wins Verizion order
DoCoMo retains focus on expansion, despite huge losses and falling domestic demand
J-Phone boasts ten million camera phone users
3G handsets to go global
Microsoft launches cable software
NTT raises fibre-optic speeds
Cellphone maker reports strong overseas sales
When will Japan Telecom become a wireless-only operator?
NTT: profits up, but sales down
Equant strikes multimillion dollar deal with Japan Tobacco
NEC widens its horizons to boost sales
3G success boosts KDDI profit
3G: big in Japan
Camera phones boost DoCoMo profit
DoCoMo breathes sigh of relief: reaches lower 3G target
NTT gets green light to raise interconnection rates
US-based Ripplewood hunts down Japan Telecom
DoCoMo desperate for 3G growth - set to launch dual-mode handset
State support of NTT angers rival fixed line operators
Japan releases mobile figures for January
Vodafone tightens strategic focus
DoCoMo customers spending less
DoCoMo to aid manufacturers in 3G handset development
Japan’s love affair with 2.5G affects next-generation uptake
DoCoMo downgraded on slow 3G take-up
J-Phone launches 3G - key features missing