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Ciena appoints Cisco's Takahashi as head of Japan operations

Published 10 Jul 2020 09:40 CET | Japan

Ciena has appointed Kazuyasu Takahashi as vice-president and general manager of its Japan business. Takahashi joins Ciena after spending 14 years at Cisco, where he most ...

Fitbit Pay available in Japan in collaboration with Sony Bank Wallet

Published 08 Jul 2020 09:22 CET | Japan

Fitbit announced that Fitbit Pay is now available in Japan for the first time, in partnership with Sony Bank and its cash card "Sony Bank Wallet", as well as Visa Debit. ...

Mobileye teams up with Willer to deploy self-driving taxis in Japan, Taiwan, Southeast Asia

Published 08 Jul 2020 09:18 CET | Japan, South East Asia, Taiwan

Mobileye, part of Intel, will be launching an autonomous robotaxi service in Japan, Taiwan and parts of Southeast Asia with Willer, a transportation operator in Japan. ...

Accenture, University of Aizu to make standard API marketplace for smart city operating systems

Published 07 Jul 2020 09:21 CET | Japan

Accenture and Japan's University of Aizu will conduct a joint research project to make the first standard API marketplace for smart cites in Japan. The project also includes ...

Idemia Japan opens larger office in Tokio, unveils recruitment drive

Published 06 Jul 2020 11:04 CET | Japan

Idemia has announced the opening of a new head office for its Japanese operations. Located in Tokyo's Shibuya district, within the Ebisu Green Glass building, the larger ...

Fujitsu to reduce office space by 50% in Japan, encourage remote working

Published 06 Jul 2020 09:58 CET | Japan, World

Fujitsu said that in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic, it will introduce a permanent new way of working for its employees, as part of its "Work Life Shift." Under the plan, ...

RTI, NEC complete Japan-Guam-Australia North Cable System

Published 06 Jul 2020 09:31 CET | Japan

RTI Connectivity (RTI) and NEC Corporation (NEC) have announced the completion of the Japan-Guam-Australia North Cable System (JGA North). JGA North is 2,700 kilometers in ...

BBIX offers public cloud services across Tokyo area

Published 03 Jul 2020 10:36 CET | Japan

Internet eXchange (IX) services provider BBIX, a subsidiary of SoftBank, has launched the 'BBIX Multi-Cloud' service to enable direct connectivity to public clouds from its ...

NTT Com confirms 'possible information leak' due to unauthorized access

Published 03 Jul 2020 09:12 CET | Japan, World

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT services and international communications business within the NTT Group, has announced the results of its investigation ...

BBIX launches internet exchange points at QTnet, TOHKnet data centers in Fukuoka, Sendai

Published 02 Jul 2020 10:19 CET | Japan

Internet eXchange (IX) services provider BBIX, a subsidiary of SoftBank, has announced plans to open the 'BBIX Fukuoka Center' in QTnet's Fukuoka No.3 Data Center. BBIX will ...

Rakuten Mobile hits 1 million Un-Limit applications in first 3 months

Published 30 Jun 2020 15:18 CET | Japan

Japanese operator Rakuten Mobile has announced that the total number of applications for its 'Un-Limit' service plan has surpassed 1 million. Rakuten Mobile launched its ...

Yahoo Japan, Line merger delayed

Published 30 Jun 2020 15:14 CET | Asia, Japan

The planned merger of Yahoo Japan and Line has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and related restrictions, their parent companies Softbank and Naver announced. ...

Japan's Donut Robotics launches connected 'smart mask'

Published 29 Jun 2020 11:09 CET | Japan, World

Japanese startup Donut Robotics has developed an internet-connected "smart mask" to fight the coronavirus spread. The mark can transmit messages and translate from Japanese ...

J:Com to distribute Plume's smart home services to cable operators in Japan

Published 29 Jun 2020 09:26 CET | Japan

Japanese cable TV operator Jupiter Telecommunications (J:Com) has signed a partnership agreement with smart home services provider Plume. Under the terms of the deal, J:Com ...

DAZN, JCTA to offer direct app access from cable TV STBs in Japan

Published 29 Jun 2020 08:34 CET | Japan

Global sports streaming service DAZN has signed a partnership agreement with Japan Cable and Telecommunications Association (JCTA), to bring DAZN to cable TV households in ...

NTT, NEC partner on optical, wireless products, NTT acquires NEC shares

Published 26 Jun 2020 08:28 CET | Japan, World

NTT and NEC have agreed to form a capital and business alliance for the purpose of joint research and development and the global rollout of ICT products based on optical and ...

Boku partners with Line Pay Japan to enable e-wallet payments to merchants

Published 25 Jun 2020 14:34 CET | Japan

Boku entered a partnership with Line Pay, one of Japan's largest e-wallet and QR code payment service providers. This partnership will allow more than 37 million Line Pay ...

Nokia selected by Toyota Production Engineering for 5G private wireless network

Published 23 Jun 2020 09:21 CET | Japan

Nokia, working with local systems integrator NS Solutions (NSSOL), was selected by Toyota Production Engineering Corporation (TPEC) to deploy an industrial-grade private ...

Japan launches COVID-19 contact tracing app developed by Microsoft

Published 20 Jun 2020 11:05 CET | Japan

Japan's government has introduced a COVID-19 contact tracing app for iOS and Android device users. The 'COVID-19 Contact App' or 'COCOA' was developed by Microsoft engineers, ...

SoftBank invests in mobility app integrator Splyt

Published 18 Jun 2020 12:26 CET | Japan

SoftBank has led a USD 19.5 million Series B investment round into Splyt, an integrator of mobility apps and travel platforms headquartered in the UK. SoftBank reports it ...

Tomia rolls out roaming services for NTT Docomo in Japan

Published 16 Jun 2020 13:56 CET | Japan

Tomia announced that NTT Docomo chose Tomia's clearing products to maximise wholesale network targets. Docomo has now deployed Tomia's Data and Financial Clearing services in ...

Bango enables carrier billing for SoftBank on Amazon

Published 15 Jun 2020 15:12 CET | Japan

Bango has enabled carrier billing for Japanese mobile operator SoftBank on Amazon.co.jp....

Brightcove deploys internal communications platform at Japan's Feel Connection

Published 12 Jun 2020 12:02 CET | Japan

Brightcove has announced that Feel Connection, a Japanese lifestyle brand encompassing fitness, apparel, and food businesses, is using Brightcove Engage to upgrade employee ...

NTT Data creates three new global centres for digital technologies

Published 11 Jun 2020 13:27 CET | Japan

NTT Data said it opened Centers of Excellence (CoE) in IoT, intelligent automation, and software engineering automation to accumulate knowledge on digital technologies on a ...

NTT Data, Microsoft enter strategic collaboration to enable new digital products

Published 10 Jun 2020 14:08 CET | Japan

NTT Data and Microsoft are jointly pursuing strategic opportunities as part of the multi-year strategic alliance announced in December with parent company NTT. The companies ...

 

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