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Softbank confirms talks on Line takeover

Published 14 Nov 2019 09:33 CET | Japan

Japanese operator Softbank confirmed it is considering a merger of its internet services unit Z Holdings with the messaging app Line. SoftBank said it is in discussions ...

KDDI's 6-month revenue grows 4% despite shrinking handset sales

Published 14 Nov 2019 09:10 CET | Japan

Japanese operator KDDI posted operating revenues of JPY 2.56 trillion for the 6-month period ended 30 September, which represents an increase of 4.2 percent year-on-year. ...

NTT Research, Technical University of Munich to collaborate on technologies to affect future of patient care

Published 13 Nov 2019 10:33 CET | Germany, Japan

NTT Research, a division of NTT, announced that its Medical and Health Informatics (MEI) Lab entered a joint research agreement with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) ...

NTT Group chooses BearingPoint//Beyond to upgrade BSS

Published 12 Nov 2019 14:34 CET | Japan

NTT Group chose BearingPoint//Beyond's Infonova Digital Business Platform to modernise, simplify and unify its business support systems. The Infonova Digital Business ...

NTT rebrands DiData cycling team to NTT Pro Cycling

Published 12 Nov 2019 11:42 CET | Japan, World

Japanese technology services company NTT announced its sponsored cycling team was rebranded to NTT Pro Cycling from Team Dimension Data. The announcement, made at the home of ...

Ribbon deploys Colt Japan's Emergency Calling Service

Published 12 Nov 2019 09:43 CET | Japan

Ribbon Communications deployed an Emergency Calling Service (ECS) with location information for Colt Technology Service. Available since 1 March, the ECS fully complies with ...

IIJ's 6-month revenue grows nearly 9%, profit drops 16%

Published 12 Nov 2019 09:36 CET | Japan

Japanese network provider Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) posted total revenues of JPY 99.22 billion for the six months ended 30 September 2019, which represents an increase ...

NTT Com to launch rate-guaranteed foreign exchange info, transaction data service

Published 12 Nov 2019 09:26 CET | Japan, World

NTT Communications (NTT Com) has announced plans to launch Home Currency Anywhere (HCA), a rate-guaranteed FX information and transaction data service. HCA will be launched ...

Subaru, SoftBank start joint research on use cases related to driving assist, automated driving control

Published 08 Nov 2019 13:16 CET | Japan

Subaru and SoftBank started joint research on use cases that apply 5G mobile communication systems and cellular V2X*1 (C-V2X) communication systems to help realise an ...

Rakuten posts quarterly loss on Lyft writedown, mobile network costs

Published 07 Nov 2019 12:05 CET | Japan

Rakuten ended September with 2.2 million mobile customers, up from 1.9 million three months earlier. Growth was helped by its acquisition of MVNO DMM. The Japanese company ...

IIJ to launch Cloud Exchange Service for Microsoft Azure Peering Service

Published 07 Nov 2019 09:34 CET | Japan

Japanese network provider Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) has announced it will launch its IIJ Cloud Exchange Service for Microsoft Azure Peering Service in December. The ...

NTT Docomo Ventures invests in Metawave

Published 06 Nov 2019 12:38 CET | Japan, United States

NTT Docomo Ventures invested in Metawave, a US-based company creating an analog beamsteering radar platform and 5G platforms which consist of active repeater and passive ...

Japan adds nearly 1.3 mln mobile subscribers in September quarter

Published 06 Nov 2019 11:22 CET | Japan

Japan ended September with 178.47 million mobile customers, after adding 1.26 million users from 177.20 million in the quarter ended 30 June 2019. Mobile operator Softbank ...

Rakuten announces JPY 103 bln impairment loss following stock investment in Lyft

Published 05 Nov 2019 10:34 CET | Japan

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has announced it expects to report an impairment loss in the consolidated financial statements for the three months ended 30 September 2019. ...

NTT Docomo invests in cloud file storage services provider Fileforce

Published 31 Oct 2019 11:38 CET | Japan

Japanese operator NTT Docomo, via its NTT Docomo Ventures unit, has invested in Fileforce, a provider of cloud-based file storage services. No fincail details related to the ...

Japan's Jupiter Telecommunications launchse J:Com Mesh Wi-Fi powered Plume

Published 31 Oct 2019 11:30 CET | Japan

Japanese cable TV operator Jupiter Telecommunications launched J:Com Mesh Wi-Fi powered by Plume, a new Smart Home Services offering designed to improve, personalise and ...

Line grows revenues 8% in Q3, operating loss widens

Published 30 Oct 2019 14:02 CET | Asia, Japan

Mobile messaging platform Line reported revenues of JPY 56.0 billion for the third quarter, up 7.9 percent from a year earlier. The operating loss reached JPY 5.7 billion, ...

Rakuten Mobile implements F5 network functions virtualization capabilities

Published 30 Oct 2019 10:12 CET | Japan

F5 Networks has partnered with Rakuten Mobile, the mobile unit of Rakuten Group, to support the operator's fully virtualized, cloud-native mobile network and its future ...

NTT Docomo invests in cloud-based sales force automation system developer Mazrica

Published 30 Oct 2019 09:31 CET | Japan

Japanese operator NTT Docomo, via its NTT Docomo Ventures unit, has invested in Mazrica, provider of the cloud-based sales force automation (SFA) system 'Senses'. No ...

Docomo's half-year revenue falls 2.5%, profit drops 8.5%

Published 29 Oct 2019 10:23 CET | Japan

Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo saw its operating revenues decline by 2.5 percent to JPY 2.33 trillion in the six months ended 30 September 2019. Operating profit also ...

Orange International Carriers provides LTE roaming services to Rakuten Mobile

Published 29 Oct 2019 09:33 CET | Japan

Japan's new mobile operator Rakuten has signed a contract with Orange's wholesale arm International Carriers for LTE roaming connectivity and other professional services. ...

SoftBank to pay dividend of JPY 42.50 per share

Published 29 Oct 2019 08:15 CET | Japan

SoftBank's board of directors has decided to distribute a dividend per share of JPY 42.50 per share from capital surplus with a record date of 30 September 2019. The total ...

Altran wins 5G contracts from Baicells, Qucel

Published 25 Oct 2019 14:35 CET | Japan, Korea, Republic of

Altran said its 5G team is working with Japanese company Baicells and South-Korea's Qucell Networks on 5G RAN. Baicells, a cloud-based 4G/5G wireless products provider, is ...

Nearly 20% of Rakuten Mobile trial customers fail to connect

Published 25 Oct 2019 07:19 CET | Japan

Japan's newest mobile operator Rakuten Mobile has received a large amount of support requests from users unable to connect to its network in the first few weeks of its ...

MulteFire Alliance launches 1.9 GHz Certification Programe in Japan

Published 23 Oct 2019 11:14 CET | Japan

The MulteFire Alliance has launched its MulteFire 1.9 GHz Certification Programme in Japan. The certification programme is designed to ensure that MulteFire devices are ...

 

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