NTT Docomo partners with five more vendors on 5G

NTT Docomo is partnering with five vendors,  including Intel and Qualcomm, to collaborate on trials and technological development around 5G, which it wants to introduce commercially in 2020. Separately, the Japanese operator is partnering on 5G with Nokia Networks for …

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Asia Briefs: MPT to expand Myanmar network with Japanese funding, China Telecom plans VoLTE in 2017 & more

MPT to expand network with funding from Japanese partners Myanmar’s state-owned operator plans to expand its network by increasing the number of base stations from 2,000 to 5,000 by Q2 next year. Its Japanese partners KDDI and Sumitomo will contribute …

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Asia Briefs: Thai minister rejects return of 4G spectrum, Foreign climbers get free WiFi on Mount Fuji & more

Thai minister rejects return of 4G spectrum Thailand’s ICT minister has ordered state-owned CAT Telecom to drop its proposed agreement with dtac to return 5MHz of unused 1.8GHz spectrum, as it wants to avoid a delay in the 4G auctions …

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Docomo details phased approach to 5G launch; preps 5G+

LIVE FROM LTE WORLD SUMMIT 2015: Japanese operator NTT Docomo gave an update on its plans for its targeted 5G launch from 2020, which will be split into two phases – tagged 5G and 5G+. In order to meet the …

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Docomo, EE and Nokia stress role of LTE on path to 5G

Nokia, EE and NTT Docomo see 5G as an evolution of 4G, with many of the proposed technology changes able to be deployed alongside existing technology implementations. Speaking at an event in London yesterday, Phil Twist, VP of networks marketing …

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TOMY taps Docomo’s cloud platform to create conversational toy

Japan’s NTT Docomo and TOMY have jointly developed an interactive, voice-activated toy that allows natural voice-based exchanges in Japanese. The device, named OHaNAS (organised human interface and network artificial intelligence system), links wirelessly with smartphones to connect to the operator’s …

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Docomo joins FIDO Alliance, launches biometric authentication

Japan’s NTT Docomo has joined the board of the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance, the organisation driving the effort to standardise password-less online authentication based on cryptography and biometric technologies. The operator, the country’s largest, said starting tomorrow it will …

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Docomo hardens stance in $1.1B Tata Teleservices scrap

NTT Docomo is digging in over the sale of its 26.5 per cent stake in struggling Indian operator Tata Teleservices, according to Economic Times. Docomo says Indian partner Tata Sons should pay for the stake as agreed in a shareholders …

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Docomo’s net profit slides 12%, FY16 margins forecast to fall

Japan’s leading operator NTT Docomo reported a 12 per cent decline in its net income to JPY410.1 billion ($344 million) for its fiscal year ending 31 March as service revenue fell due to continued heavy discounts to attract new subscribers. …

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