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KDDI to launch 20GB data plan for JPY 2,480 in March

Published 15 Jan 2021 04:52 CET | Japan

Japanese operator KDDI will introduce a 20 GB smartphone plan with a monthly fee of JPY 2,480 in March, The Japan Times reports, citing NTT group, said KDDI President Makoto ...

Rakuten employee arrested for illegally disclosing SoftBank 5G trade secrets - report

Published 13 Jan 2021 09:30 CET | Japan

A former SoftBank employee has been arrested on suspicion of illegally disclosing 5G trade secrets to his new employer, Rakuten Mobile. On 12 January, the Tokyo Metropolitan ...

Chile and Japan sign MoU to boost ICT cooperation

Published 12 Jan 2021 11:56 CET | Chile, Japan

Chilean telecommunications regulator Subtel announced that the country's ministry of transport and telecommunications (MTT) signed an MoU with its Japanese counterpart, the ...

Lumen, J-Stream to deliver CDN services to corporate customers in Japan

Published 06 Jan 2021 09:27 CET | Japan

Lumen Technologies has signed a partnership agreement with J-Stream to deliver Content Delivery Network (CDN) services to corporations, broadcasters, video game and OTT ...

SoftBank to introduce JPY 2,980 smartphone plan, teams up with Line

Published 30 Dec 2020 10:26 CET | Japan

SoftBank has announced plans to introduce an online-only service, in cooperation with messaging app Line, The Japan Times reports. The service will be available starting ...

Rakuten Mobile passes 2 million applications for Un-Limit service

Published 30 Dec 2020 09:58 CET | Japan

Japanese operator Rakuten Mobile has announced that the total number of applications for its 'Un-Limit' service plan has surpassed 2 million. Rakuten Mobile launched its ...

Fujitsu appoints Takahashi as corporate executive officer

Published 28 Dec 2020 11:30 CET | Japan

Fujitsu has appointed Taizo Takahashi as its corporate executive officer. His appointment is effective 1 January 2021....

BBIX adds AWS Direct Connect to its Multi-Cloud service line up

Published 28 Dec 2020 10:43 CET | Japan

BBIX, a subsidiary of SoftBank that conducts an internet exchange business, has announced the immediate availability of Amazon Web Services' 'AWS Direct Connect'. The AWS ...

NTT Docomo slashes monthly fees for mobile data tariff plan subscribers

Published 21 Dec 2020 08:57 CET | Japan

Japanese operator NTT Docomo has announced it will cut the monthly charges for its large data usage plans by up to JPY 1,000 (approximately USD 9.6) from April. The decision ...

BroadBand Tower taps Infinera for expand data center capacity, connectivity in Tokyo

Published 15 Dec 2020 10:57 CET | Japan

Japanese data center and cloud services provider BroadBand Tower has deployed Infinera's GX Series Compact Modular Platform to expand capacity and connectivity between its ...

Accenture powers Rakuten Mobile's virtualized cloud mobile network launch in Japan

Published 15 Dec 2020 10:28 CET | Japan

Japanese operator Rakuten Mobile has selected Accenture to launch its fully virtualized cloud-native mobile network. Rakuten Mobile reports that its network is fully ...

NTT opens London 1 data center, triples UK data center footprint

Published 15 Dec 2020 08:01 CET | Japan, United Kingdom

NTT has opened a new data center in Dagenham, East London. Dubbed the 'London 1' data center, the facility is the latest addition to NTT's portfolio, which includes five ...

Ast SpaceMobile selects NEC to manufacture satellite modules

Published 14 Dec 2020 14:48 CET | Japan, World

Ast & Science has selected NEC Platforms to manufacture essential Ast SpaceMobile satellite modules. NEC Platforms, based in Japan, will mass-produce these modules, which are ...

Osaka University to operate NEC's Squid cloud-linked supercomputer system

Published 14 Dec 2020 11:33 CET | Japan

The Cybermedia Center, Osaka University, in cooperation with NEC, have announced it will introduce a new cloud-linked High Performance Computing (HPC) and High Performance ...

PLDT, SoftBank to offer SmartInternet Suite Ether for enterprise customers in Japan

Published 14 Dec 2020 09:16 CET | Japan

PLDT Global, the international arm of Philippines operator PLDT, has teamed up with Japanese operator SoftBank to provide an internet services offering for small, medium, and ...

Dazn launches in 700 commercial premises across Japan

Published 11 Dec 2020 14:34 CET | Japan

Sports streaming service Dazn has expanded its commercial premises business with its launch into Japan. Dazn is now available to show in venues such as bars, cafes, ...

BBIX, QTnet, J-Stream, TOHKnet to launch IX research on network efficiency upgrade in Sendai and Fukuoka

Published 11 Dec 2020 08:48 CET | Japan

SoftBank's subsidiary BBIX, which conducts an Internet Exchange (IX) business, has partnered with QTnet, J-Stream, and Tohoku Intelligent Telecommunication (TOHKnet) to ...

Japan Display chairman Callon to take over as CEO

Published 10 Dec 2020 12:25 CET | Japan, World

Japan Display's chairman Scott Callon, from its new investor Ichigo, is taking over as CEO from the start of 2021. He replaces Minoru Kikuoka, who held the position for just ...

KDDI adopts Ericsson's cloud-native dual-mode 5G Core

Published 10 Dec 2020 11:19 CET | Japan

Japanese operator KDDI has selected Ericsson's cloud-native dual-mode 5G Core for its 5G standalone network in Japan. The deployment will include the Ericsson Cloud Packet ...

Dazn partners KDDI for 5G sports offering

Published 10 Dec 2020 09:51 CET | Japan

Sports streaming service Dazn has partnered with Japanese operator KDDI, to provide local customers with an upgraded 5G sport viewing offer. Dazn reports that this agreement ...

Xbox to expands cloud gaming to more devices, countries in spring 2021

Published 10 Dec 2020 09:32 CET | Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, World

Microsoft's Xbox said its cloud gaming (beta) with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will come to iOS and PC platforms in spring 2021, expanding the Xbox ecosystem with over 1 billion ...

Nokia creates '5G Technology Partnership' alliance in Japan

Published 09 Dec 2020 12:00 CET | Japan

Nokia has announced the 'Nokia Local 5G Technology Partnership' in Japan. The alliance involves Conexio, Hitachi Kokusai, NS (Nippon Steel) Solutions, Omron and Sharp. The ...

NTT, Zwift to deliver data analytics for UCI Cycling Esports World Championships

Published 08 Dec 2020 14:53 CET | Japan, World

NTT has partnered with Zwift, an online training and racing platform for athletes, to deliver data analytics for the UCI Cycling Esports World Championships. NTT will use its ...

SoftBank taps Nokia for standalone 5G services launch

Published 08 Dec 2020 09:08 CET | Japan

Japan's SoftBank has selected Nokia's cloud-native 5G Core software for the launch of its standalone 5G services. Nokia will help support new consumer and enterprise use ...

Rakuten Mobile launches WiFi Pocket router

Published 08 Dec 2020 08:26 CET | Japan

Rakuten Mobile has released the Rakuten WiFi Pocket, an original mobile Wi-Fi router available for purchase online from on the official Rakuten Mobile site. The device will ...

 

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