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Rakuten conducts 5G trial at Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi

Published 16 Nov 2018 09:48 CET | Japan

Rakuten Mobile Network completed a large-scale trial of technologies that demonstrate 5G technology's capacity to transform industries and the customer experience. The trial, ...

Tencent selects Here as global provider of map and places data

Published 15 Nov 2018 17:48 CET | China, Japan, World

Tencent selected Here Technologies as its main provider of global map content and places information. As part of the partnership, Here will power Tencent's mapping platform ...

IIJ develops networking security software for industrial IoT

Published 15 Nov 2018 11:45 CET | Japan

Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) has developed FSEG (pronounced 'eff-seg'), a network security suite based on the intent-based network security (IBNS) approach. IIJ plans to ...

Colt to provide IT products to crypto-currency exchange service operator BITPoint Japan

Published 15 Nov 2018 11:11 CET | Japan

Colt Technology Services announced that crypto-currency exchange service operator BITPoint Japan selected Colt's services to improve its operations. BITPoint adopted Colt's ...

NTT BizLink launches Unicast-copy based 4K video delivery service

Published 14 Nov 2018 08:49 CET | Japan

NTT BizLink has launched the Unicast-copy based 4K video delivery service, which is enabled by the 'Flow Copy-Cast (FCC)' system using 'Lagopus', the SDN software ...

Softbank approved to launch telecoms IPO worth JPY 2.4 trillion

Published 12 Nov 2018 12:11 CET | Japan

Softbank announced that the planned stock market listing of its Japanese telecom business has been approved by the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The company is selling a 37 percent ...

NTT's 6-month revenues grow 1.8%, profit slightly declines

Published 09 Nov 2018 07:45 CET | Japan

Japanese operator NTT reported operating revenues for the six months ended 30 September 2018 up 1.8 percent year-on-year to JPY 5.79 trillion. Operating income improved 3.1 ...

SoftBank seeks JPY 2 tln in IPO of mobile unit - report

Published 09 Nov 2018 07:20 CET | Japan

SoftBank Group plans to raise a record JPY 2 trillion (approximately USD 18 billion) from Japanese individuals in the initial public offering of its mobile phone unit. ...

QTnet picks Ciena's WaveLogic Ai to improve network

Published 09 Nov 2018 06:15 CET | Japan

Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform powered by WaveLogic Ai was chosen by QTnet, a Japanese communications service provider, to support growing demand for telecommunications ...

DeNA's quarterly revenue tops JPY 34 billion

Published 08 Nov 2018 12:51 CET | Japan

Mobile internet services provider DeNA posted revenue of JPY 34.3 billion for the quarter ended 30 September 2018. Operating profit reached JPY 5.6 billion and non-GAAP ...

NTT Group appoints Dimension Data's Goodall to lead new NTT global operating company

Published 08 Nov 2018 11:09 CET | Japan, World

NTT Group has selected Dimension Data CEO Jason Goodall to lead the new NTT global operating company. Goodall will assume the role of CEO at NTT's global business from 01 ...

One Championship launches eSports Championship Series with Dentsu, Razer, Singtel

Published 07 Nov 2018 13:48 CET | Asia, Japan, World

One Championship has officially launched the One eSports Championship Series. One Championship and Japanese global advertising agency Dentsu have agreed to launch One eSports ...

IIJ's half-year revenues grow nearly 10%, net income jumps 23%

Published 07 Nov 2018 09:06 CET | Japan

Japanese internet and network services provider Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) reported total revenues of JPY 90.96 billion for the six months ended 30 September 2018, which ...

Japan tops 170 mln mobile subscribers in September

Published 07 Nov 2018 07:18 CET | Japan

Japan ended September with 171 million mobile customers, up from 169.5 million in the quarter ended June 2018. Mobile operator Softbank had 40.4 million mobile subscribers in ...

DeNA, Tencent Games launch Japanese version of Arena of Valor mobile game

Published 07 Nov 2018 06:50 CET | Japan

Mobile internet services provider DeNA and Tencent Games are planning to partner for the Japanese launch of Tencent's Arena of Valor smartphone game. Pre-registration for ...

JSAT awards Gilat contract for mobility and fixed broadband services in Japan

Published 05 Nov 2018 14:15 CET | Japan

Gilat Satellite Networks has announced that Sky Perfect JSAT (JSAT) has awarded the company a "multi-million US dollar" project for a new mobility and fixed broadband service ...

Apple gains market share in US, China; Android wins in Europe, Japan - Kantar

Published 05 Nov 2018 13:45 CET | China, Europe, Japan, United States

Apple continues to grow its market share in the US and China, while Google's Android is winning more in Europe and Japan, according to third-quarter smartphone sales figures ...

Softbank profits surge on investments, telco business shows steady growth

Published 05 Nov 2018 12:58 CET | Japan

Softbank reported another surge in net profit for its fiscal first half to September, with the result jumping 719 percent to JPY 840.1 billion from JPY 102.6 billion a year ...

KDDI's 6-month profit grows nearly 5%, revenue up 2%

Published 02 Nov 2018 18:17 CET | Japan

Japanese communications provider KDDI's operating revenue rose 1.9 percent year-on-year to JPY 2.46 trillion in the six months ended 30 September 2018. Profit for the six ...

NTT Docomo introduces 'Docomo Asia IoT Program'

Published 02 Nov 2018 17:38 CET | Japan

Japanese operator NTT Docomo has launched the 'Docomo Asia IoT Program' (AIP), to foster collaboration among IoT providers and expand the IoT market across the Asia region. ...

NTT Docomo forecasts drop in profit on planned price cuts, investments

Published 01 Nov 2018 12:21 CET | Japan

Japanese operator NTT Docomo has forecast a drop in profit in the coming years as it moves to lower mobile plan prices following government pressure. Announcing a new ...

KDDI, Rakuten strike payments, logistics, telecoms partnership deal

Published 01 Nov 2018 10:55 CET | Japan

KDDI and Rakuten today reached an agreement regarding the mutual use of the assets held by each company in payments, logistics and telecommunications. KDDI Group plans to ...

Sharp's half-year revenues grow 1.2%, profit jumps nearly 18%

Published 30 Oct 2018 13:48 CET | Japan

Sharp reported higher sales and profit for its fiscal first half to end 30 September. Revenues for the six months to 30 September rose 1.2 percent to JPY 1.129 trillion, ...

NEC's half-year revenue grows 3.8% boosted by Enterprise and Public businesses

Published 30 Oct 2018 12:25 CET | Japan

NEC reports that its net profit in the half-year ended 30 September decline by JPY 9.7 billion year-on-year to JPY 9.2 billion, mainly affected by loss before income taxes. ...

Rakuten Mobile Network to use Hokuriku infra for MNO base stations

Published 30 Oct 2018 07:35 CET | Japan

Rakuten Mobile Network has started discussions with Hokuriku Electric Power Company on the use of its transmission towers, utility poles, telecommunication towers and other ...

 

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