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NTT DoCoMo looks to go global with Buongiorno bid

Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo has placed an offer to acquire all shares in European mobile internet content and apps provider Buongiorno for €224m The bid has already gained partial acceptance as Mauro Del Rio, owner of approximately 20 per cent of the company’s stock, has entered into an irrevocable undertaking with the operator’s German arm, DoCoMo Deutschland, to tender all of his shares for the offer.

ODMs such as Compal Electronics and Quanta Computer are paying undisclosed royalties to Microsoft for their Android and Chrome OS devices

Sprint joins the Google carrier billing club

Sprint has joined T-Mobile USA and AT&T on the Google carrier billing wagon, offering support for Android users who want to charge app purchases to their monthly bills. In a phased roll-out over the next few days, Sprint users will be offered a drop-down menu when purchasing apps, allowing them to choose between charging their credit card or “Bill my Sprint account.”

HTC's EVO 4G

KDDI to offer HTC WiMAX handset

HTC and Japanese carrier KDDI have announced that UQ Communications, KDDI’s WiMAX services subsidiary, will distribute HTC’s EVO WiMAX smartphone from April this year. It will be Japan’s first WiMAX smartphone.

NTT DoCoMo to offer flat-rate data

Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo will launch flat rate data billing for smartphones, tablets and data only devices, starting March 15. The plan will give customers a choice between two-tiered or full flat rate billing to suit their data usage habits. The two-tiered option lets users pay as they go for moderate data usage up to a set limit, or pay a flat-rate monthly charge of JPY5,985 ($72.5) if they exceed the set limit. Under the full flat-rate option, the monthly charge is JPY5,460 ($66.1) regardless of data volume.

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DoCoMo, China Mobile, KT in concerted smartphone drive

Three of Northeast Asia’s largest carriers – Japan’s NTT DoCoMo, China Mobile, and South Korea’s KT, on Wednesday established a broad business partnership focused on international roaming for voice and data services.

DoCoMo prepares for LTE rollout

DoCoMo prepares for LTE rollout

Leading Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo said Thursday it is laying the foundations for its LTE deployment by rolling out new WCDMA base stations that will be compatible with the 4G technology.

EMobile launches HSPA+ in Japan

EMobile launches HSPA+ in Japan

Japanese wireless broadband operator EMobile said Wednesday it has launched HSPA+ services in the country, using kit supplied by Huawei.

Wi-Fi Alliance claims to make public access easier.

DoCoMo takes 35 per cent of PacketVideo

Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo on Sunday acquired a 35 per cent stake in multimedia software firm PacketVideo, owned by wireless broadband vendor NextWave Wireless.

LiMo picks up speed with carrier commitments

Linux remains high on the agenda with regards to mobile handset operating systems but some degree of fragmentation looks likely to remain. This week, a handful of major operators committed to rolling out devices this year based on the LiMo Foundation’s flavour of Linux. NTT DoCoMo, Orange, SK Telecom, Telefonica, Verizon Wireless and Vodafone, have […]

Nokia launches premium mobile service in Japan

Finnish handset vendor Nokia has announced plans to launch mobile services in Japan, using its Vertu luxury handset brand as a platform. The world’s biggest handset vendor is understood to be piggybacking on NTT DoCoMo’s 3G network in order to provide MVNO services to Japanese consumers. The operation is being run by Nokia Siemens Networks […]

DoCoMo spends $2.7bn on Indian takeaway

Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo struck a deal Wednesday to acquire 26 per cent of India’s sixth largest cellco, Tata Teleservices, for $2.7bn. In addition, DoCoMo said it also expects to make a further offer for up to 20 per cent of the outstanding common shares of Tata Teleservices Maharashtra. The move will give DoCoMo, which […]

DoCoMo taps NSN, Fujitsu for LTE core

Setting the pace for adoption of next generation wireless broadband technology, Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo has tapped Fujitsu and Nokia Siemens Networks for an LTE core network. According to an announcement released Monday, DoCoMo has tapped Fujitsu to implement NSN’s core Long Term Evolution (LTE) platform, which the Japanese operator also calls Super 3G. The […]

DoCoMo to build HSUPA chip

Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo had teamed up with electronics manufacturers Fujitsu and Sharp and semiconductor firm Renesas Technology to co develop and HSUPA platform. DoCoMo said the SH-Mobile G4 single chip LSI device, will support HSUPA1/HSDPA2/WCDMA and GSM/GPRS/EDGE. The technology is due for completion by the first quarter of 2010. The SH-Mobile G4 will be […]

DoCoMo working on Android handset

Leading Japanese mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo has revealed that it is working with Google on Android-based handsets for the Japanese market. At a press conference in Tokyo on Thursday, the Japanese giant announced a partnership agreement with the web firm to deliver search services, mobile advertising and potential i-mode applications to DoCoMo’s customers. There was […]

DoCoMo disbands WiMAX partnership

Following its failure to secure a chunk of WiMAX spectrum in December, leading Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo has dissolved its wireless broadband partnership with ACCA Wireless. Network technology firm ACCA had entered into a strategic partnership with DoCoMo last summer, for the purpose of securing a license to provide broadband wireless services based on mobile […]

DoCoMo’s profits slide

Japan’s number one carrier, NTT DoCoMo, announced disappointing financials on Wednesday for the nine months ended December 31. The carrier’s net income was Y403.7bn (Eur), down 21.8 per cent compared to the same period last year. Bad news for the market leader was compounded by the fact that its nearest rival, KDDI, last week announced […]

DoCoMo, Intel pitch dual-OS handsets

Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo on Wednesday published the first revision of its OSTI (open and secure terminal initiative) specification, allowing for the dual booting of operating systems on handsets. As telecoms.com has already revealed, the OSTI platform supports two domains, an ‘operator domain’ intended for personal use and a second domain, which DoCoMo envisions […]

Profits slide at DoCoMo

Japan’s biggest mobile company, NTT DoCoMo Inc. said its first-half profit dropped 20 per cent as increasing competition from KDDI and Softbank forced the giant to spend more to get subscribers to switch to its 3G service. The company said its net income was 310bn yen ($2.6bn) in the six months ended Sept. 30, from […]

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