SANYO – NOKIA CDMA2000 JV (Interview for CNBC)

Was interviewed today about the announced JV between SANYO and Nokia for CDMA2000 phone handsets (I added some corrections here): [Q1] How will SANYO benefit from this, since they are the ones who have the technology, what do they hope to gain from working with Nokia? Or is this merely a way to reduce costs […]

Why are keitai so hot in Japan?

Seminar announcement The European Institute of Japanese Studies (EIJS Academy in Tokyo) of the Stockholm School of Economics will hold a seminar in Tokyo-Marunochi on Thursday, February 16, 2006: Topic: “Why are Mobile Phones (Keitai) so hot in Japan? – and How European companies in all sectors can profit from Keitai” Speaker: Gerhard Fasol Agenda: […]

IP backbone for Japan’s mobile operators

Japan’s telecom operators are investing to build IP (Internet Protocol) backbone networks: More: Japan Telecommunications report Copyright·©1997-2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All Rights Reserved·

Mobile operators invest US$ 15 billion

Japan’s top three mobile operators DoCoMo, KDDI and Vodafone announced plans to invest about US$ 15 billion during FY 2005 (April 2005 – March 2006): For recent financial data and analysis of Japan’s telecom and mobile sector: Eurotechnology report on Japan’s telecom industries Find details about SoftBank’s acquisition of Vodafone KK (Vodafone’s Japan company) in […]

Location based services in Japan

About 20% of mobile phones have GPS in Japan, and both KDDI and DoCoMo are integrating location based services into their mobile internet services EZweb and i-Mode. We completed a report on location based services in Japan Eurotechnology Report on location based services and mapping in Japan. Copyright·©1997-2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All Rights Reserved·

KDDI’s net income increases +71%

On April 28, 2005 KDDI‘s CEO Tadashi Onodera, announced spectacular results for the financial year April 2004 – March 2005. Net income increased by 71% and KDDI announced approximately US$ 4 Billion in investment capital expenditure for the financial year 2006 (April 2005 – March 2005). We prepared a 230 page analysis of KDDI’s businesses […]

Japan’s mobile subscriber data for March 2005

March is the month when new subscriptions peak in Japan. During March 2005 around one million new subscribers signed up for mobile services in Japan, the net gain (new subscriptions minus cancellations) was 930,500. New subscribers were shared as follows between carriers: DoCoMo: + 480,200 (+ 51.6%) KDDI/AU: + 436,100 (+ 46.9%) WILLCOM: + 33,300 […]

e-Access and Lucent announce HSDPA tests in Japan

Sachio Semmoto, Founder and Chairman of eAccess and eMobile announces HSPDA tests in Japan eAccess / eMobile announces cooperation with Lucent e-Access Chairman & CEO, Sachio Semmoto and Lucent Chairman & CEO Patricia Russo on March 30, 2005 in Tokyo, explained their joint tests of HSDPA services in Tokyo. e-Access is preparing to enter Japan’s […]

Japan mobile subscriber data for Feb 2005

Japan’s mobile subscriber numbers for Feb 2005 came out yesterday… DoCoMo is ahead again after a soft period on the strength of services and handsets, and KDDI/AU is still going strong driven by the designer series, good tariffs/discounts, music, WIN etc. Willcom (the former DDI-Pocket) is strengthening under new management, new name and new campaigns […]

Chaku-uta-full: 3 million downloads

KDDI/AU reports 3 million Chaku-uta-full (full song) downloads since it’s start on November 19, 2004: More in our “Mobile Music Japan” report. Copyright·©1997-2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All Rights Reserved·

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