Docomo, Japan's largest mobile operator, and Line, the most popular mobile messaging app in Japan right now, are forming a partnership to offer collaborative services for their Japanese customers. Two apps will be developed under their collaboration, one for the Raku Raku smartphone range and the other for Docomo customers that use Line for Android.
Japan-based telecommunications carrier NTT Docomo is set to invest into a new partnership with electronics manufacturer Pioneer in a full-scale venture into intelligent transport systems (ITS). In an announcement made on Monday, Docomo said it will bring together its mobile networking and cloud expertise with Pioneer's in-car navigation telematics technologies and related peripheral development capabilities to work on this new venture.
As the Japanese police plays a hide-and-go-seek game with criminal groups who use mobile phones for bank remittance fraud and black-market financing – most of them rented phone units – the numerous rent-a-phone businesses in Japan’s major urban centers are making the task that much more difficult. And these shifty mobile rental businesses’ carrier of choice is NTT Docomo, known for their flimsy screening processes which make them vulnerable to such abuse.
Telecommunications companies in Japan are already working on an extremely high-speed mobile data platform that should be available for the Japanese smartphone-using public in the next few years. Top Japanese mobile network company NTT Docomo is working on the new network technology called LTE-Advanced, is the telecommunications industry’s successor to fastest existing network technology today called LTE, for Long Term Evolution technology.
Truck-based based cellular base stations will go a long way in providing connectivity in emergency situations like earthquakes and other natural disasters, as well as provided infrastructure support in big public events like concerts. And NTT DoCoMo, Japan's leading mobile operator, is looking to deploy a fleet of such trucks – mobile, agile and able to provide lightning-fast 4G LTE connectivity.
Japan's largest cell phone carrier, NTT Docomo, has announced that it will be offering a localized version of its "d game" service, a marketplace where users can purchase games for their mobile devices, in China, beginning this Tuesday, March 26th. The service is being brought to Japan's Asian neighbor through a deal with China Mobile Communications Corporation, the country's largest mobile operator, and it will be the first time 'd game' mobile content is offered outside of its home country, albeit still under the Docomo brand name.
Docomo, Japan’s largest cellular network operator with nearly 50% of the country's market, and social networking site Twitter have actually been working together since May 2011. The introduction of the Twitter Yellow Pages Japan website, accessible at tw-yp.jp, is another example of the valuable service the microblogging network is providing in the country. The venture promotes further the information value of Twitter, which is already a very popular website to the Japanese populace.
Kaoru Kato, CEO of Japanese telecommunications giant NTT DoCoMo Inc., said in an interview on Monday, February 25, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that it is ready to invest in mobile companies once again. “We will constantly monitor the trends, and if there is anything good, we may make an investment,” he said. This comes after its rival Softbank Corp. acquired a majority share in American telecom provider Sprint Nextel Corp.
In a press release issued by Japanese telecommunications company NTT DoCoMo, Inc., it announced that it is setting up a wholly-owned subsidiary in the South American country of Brazil, called DOCOMO Brasil Serviços de Telecomunicaçáo Ltda., on March 1. DoCoMo will be investing about $2.55 million for the company, which will take office in the capital city Sao Paulo. It will be manned initially by two people to be headed by company president Hiroaki Obuchi.
In just six months, Japan’s largest mobile operator, NTT Docomo, doubled its "Xi" 4G-LTE subscribers. The company announced in August last year that it had already reached the 5 million mark, now it’s up to 10 million. With 46 percent share in the domestic market, the operator says that it can support a downlink speed of up to 100 Mbps, and it plans to increase this to 112.5 Mbps next month to 22 cities. Docomo aims to provide this service to 50 locations by June.