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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 […]

3G BlackBerry comes to Japan

Canadian vendor, Research In Motion (RIM), the company behind the BlackBerry handheld, announced two firsts on Tuesday. Leading Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo will make the first ever BlackBerry available in Japan on September 26 and the device, the BlackBerry 8707h, will also be RIM’s first WCDMA 3G offering. DoCoMo will make the device available to […]

DoCoMo falls out with mobile TV users

Japanese mobile giant NTT DoCoMo is scrambling to release a new version of its popular mobile TV handset after unscrupulous users found a loophole allowing them to watch free mobile TV. DoCoMo has had 1seg mobile terrestrial digital TV services available on the Panasonic P901iTV since April and is thought to have sold over 120,000 […]

NTT profits off 10%

Japanese ex-incumbent NTT today announced a 10 per cent cut in operating profits in the quarter to the end of June. Profits were Y359.18bn (£1.6bn) on revenues of Y2.62tn, with the lion’s share-65 per cent-contributed by the mobile division, NTT DoCoMo. By contrast, the fixed-line group lost 960,000 PSTN customers in the three months to […]

NTT DoCoMo profits drop 20%

Japanese powerhouse NTT DoCoMo announced Friday that its profits have fallen 21 per cent this quarter which it blamed on rising expenses. The company said its net income fell to 163.5bn yen, or £758m, during the quarter compared with 207.9bn yen a year earlier. Sales rose 2.7 per cent to 1.22tn yen from 1.19tn yen […]

DoCoMo looks to boost data subs as profit plummets

Leading Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo today unveiled a new strategic initiative geared at driving uptake of its FOMA WCDMA services and cutting the dead weight of its loss making PHS division. The operator also announced a deal with Philippines operator PLDT, which will further the expansion of its i-mode service on a global basis. From […]

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