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Rating: Customers can get a single SIM and single API
A highly significant initiative has been launched into the M2M (machine-to-machine communications) space by seven major global mobile network operators. They have entered into a memorandum of understanding to form an alliance to support a single, global platform that multinational businesses will leverage to enable connected devices in multiple countries. To do so, the operator alliance will be deploying Jasper Wireless‘ Control Centre platform to power their respective M2M services globally. The full list of operators includes: – KPN, NTT Docomo, Rogers Communications, Singtel, Telefonica, Telstra and Vimplecom. The initiative is open to other operators and welcomes new participants. Continue reading
KDDI, Japan’s second largest mobile carrier, is rumoured to have acquired the rights to sell the hotly anticipated iPhone 5 according to a report by the Nikkei newspaper.
After yesterday’s news that the Symbian Foundation was scaling back to a licensing body (see our feature report), you could be forgiven for thinking that it was the end for the OS. But as a new announcement from NTT DoCoMo shows, there are still a large number of devices launching with the software. Continue reading
Mobile owners in India suffer from a standards problem: specifically network standards. There are GSM and CDMA operators across the country, and for the most part they don’t cover the same areas. As such, phones that take two (or more) SIM cards are essential for someone who wants coverage across the entire country. There are only two companies that deal in both standards in India – and one of them is moving towards control from Japanese telecoms giant NTT DoCoMo.
It’s time for a Mobile Operator roundup, and they have been busy since yesterday evening. Once again, rumours have exploded that Deutsche Telekom us considering a purchase of US operator Sprint. On the other side of the world, Australia’s massive operator Telstra has been ordered by the Government to break it’s operation up or face severe restrictions. And Russia’s MTS, Japans’ DoCoMo and UAE’s Etisalat all have news about sales and bids. Continue reading
Japanese mobile operator giant NTT DOCOMO is continuing its outwards push from its home market. Today, German mobile content distributor net mobile AG has announced that the operator intends to launch a tender to buy all outstanding shares. Almost immediately after this announcement, the value of net mobile shares shot up by over 30% Continue reading
We noted at the start of July how NTT DoCoMo had been catching up on rival operator Softbank in terms of new subscriptions. DoCoMo, the Godzilla of the Japanese mobile operators, had been lagging behind the smaller, newer operator for 26 months straight. But a slash-and-burn policy for data charges seems to have brought the bigger company back out on top. Continue reading
NTT DoCoMo has released some details from it’s first quarter finances. The giant Japanese mobile operator says that it’s net profit dropped by 15.1% from the one year ago. NTT DoCoMo blames the slip on increased competition and saturation of its home market. And that competition takes its strongest form in rival operator Softbank – which has reported a net profit increase of 41% Continue reading
NTT DoCoMo has been aggressively pushing towards a 2010 LTE launch. The Japanese giant claims it will have its 4G network in place in 2010, even its competitors wait and take a more cautious approach. Continue reading
NTT DoCoMo is looking to invest in Asian carriers outside of Japan. This isn’t a surprise after the aggressive behaviour of the mobile operator this year, and it echoes the actions of South Korean mobile operator SK Telecom. They’ve even got the same reason for looking abroad: a mature, saturated market in their home country is slowing growth.
In 2005, telecoms company Softbank bought out Vodafone Japan, giving it a foot in the mobile market. Since then NTT DOCOMO, Japans main operator, has been trailing Softbank for new sign-ups. With Softbanks exclusive iPhone deal in Japan, and recent iPhone 3G S launch, you might have expected that to continue. But this month NTT DOCOMO has closed the sign-up gap to within 500 customers. Continue reading
This morning mobile operator NTT DOCOMO announced that it has invested $45.5 million in mobile video. The Japanase giant used that money to buy 35% share in San Diego mobile video firm PacketVideo – which has been working with NTT DOCOMO since 1998. Continue reading
We recently announced the launch of TATA DOCOMO. The operator is a branch of Indian company Tata Teleservices, heavily funded by Japanese giant NTT DOCOMO. The entire purpose of TATA DOCOMO is to spread a GSM mobile network all across India. This week has see the venture launching in two separate Indian territories. Continue reading