MWC Shanghai 2015 Keynote: NTT Docomo

Kaoru Kato, President and CEO, presents in the opening keynote focused on ‘The Future of Mobile.’

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Docomo gets busy with alliances

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI: Kaoru Kato, NTT Docomo’s president and CEO, looked at the future of the mobile industry in this morning’s keynote and, if his own company is the benchmark, then operators will be forging links …

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Big Asian operators agree 5G talk is all about the use case

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI 2015: The telecom industry is abuzz with talk about 5G, even though implementations are years away, with the discussions already focused around use cases, business models and the wider ecosystem, according to the …

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Big Asian operators agree 5G talk is all about the use case

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI 2015: The telecom industry is abuzz with talk about 5G, even though implementations are years away, with the discussions already focused around use cases, business models and the wider ecosystem, according to the …

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Asia Briefs: Samsung top LTE patent holder, Philippines approves bill for free WiFi in public places & more

Samsung is top LTE patent holder — TIPO South Korea’s Samsung Electronics is the top holder of standard-essential patents related to LTE technologies, according to a two-year study by Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO). Samsung led with a 17 per …

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Now you see it, now you don’t

Biometric authentication looms large in the summer handset line-up of Japan’s NTT Docomo. With Fujitsu, the operator unveiled what it claimed was the world’s first smartphone with iris recognition. And it also paraded three handsets — two from Samsung and …

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Docomo eyeballs new biometric smartphone

Some vendors or operators might rely on users inputting a few digits or using a fingerprint as a passcode but Japan’s NTT Docomo and Fujitsu have unveiled what they claim is the world’s first smartphone with iris recognition technology. Fujitsu’s …

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New business models needed to justify 5G capex

Mobile operators’ business models need to evolve to address the changing capex environment, which has become more challenging over the last decade, said Hatem Bamatraf, Etisalat group CTO, at Mobile World Congress this week. The key question, he said, is “how are …

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Mobile discounts bite into DoCoMo’s Q3 profit

Japan’s NTT DoCoMo reported a 4 per cent drop in net profit in its fiscal Q3, as discounts for new mobile plans introduced in June led to a 7.5 per cent fall in mobile service revenue. The operator posted a …

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