Categories
mobile payment Telecommunications

Version 8 of the "i-Mode report"

Completed version 8 of the “i-Mode Report” (260 pages, 45 figures, 120 photographs, and 25 tables) Main changes and additions: updated most statistics and graphs added a section on mobile games on i-mode updated the international section updated the 3G section updated the i-mode-FeliCa wallet-phone section corrected many errorsupdated the section on Japan’s telecom landscape: […]

Categories
Telecommunications

"The Economist" about 3G in Japan

An article in The Economist about Vodafone is partly based on our analysis: “Vodafone- Not so big in Japan” (The Economist, Sept 30th, 2004) Copyright·©1997-2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All Rights Reserved·

Categories
Telecommunications

Cable and Wireless-Japan acquired by Softbank???!!

Today’s top article in Nikkei is about Cable and Wireless-Japan: the article reports that Cable and Wireless is in discussion with Softbank and a private equity firm to sell their Japan operations. Apparently this news article is not confirmed, and it already mentions a purchase prize on the order of US$ 100 million. This article […]

Categories
media mobile payment music Telecommunications

iTunes versus Chaku-Uta downloads – Mobile Music Rocks…

It’s tempting to compare iTunes and Chaku-Uta statistics to get a feel for the meaning of the Motorola-iTunes deal. Here we go: More about Japanese telecom sector and mobile in Japan: Eurotechnology Japan report on Japan’s telecom sector More about Mobile Music in Japan: “Mobile-Music” report Copyright·©1997-2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All Rights Reserved·

Categories
mobile payment music Telecommunications

Global Mobile phone ring tone market

Global mobile phone ring tone market (source: Consect LLC, WSJ) in 2004: W Europe: US$ 1.5 billion (37.5%) Japan: US$ 1.0 billion (24.0%) Korea: US$ 0.5 billion (12.5%) US: US$ 0.3 billion (7.5%) ROW: US$ 0.7 billion (17.5%) ——————————— Total: US$ 4.0 billion (100%) see: “Mobile Music in Japan” (report, pdf file) Copyright·©1997-2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan […]

Categories
Telecommunications

21.6 million 3G subscribers in Japan (31 August 2004)

The mobile phone subscriber statistics for August 2004 in Japan came out: 3G subscribers: KDDI/AU: 15,511,800 subscribers, conversion rate to 3G: 86.1% DoCoMo: 5,900,200 subscribers, conversion rate to 3G: 12.6% Vodafone: 237,600 subscribers, conversion rate to 3G: 1.6% Copyright·©1997-2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All Rights Reserved·

Categories
Telecommunications

KDDI/AU has 80% of users on 3G

80% of KDDI/AU users are now converted to 3G, and KDDI/AU does not sell any 2G phones any more: only 3G and 3.5G (2.4Mbps data download). Here is KDDI/AU‘s newest 3.5G phone – the W21SA, for 2.4Mbps data download: More about Japan’s mobile telecom sector:Eurotechnology Japan report on Japan’s telecom industry Copyright·©1997-2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All […]

Categories
Telecommunications

Economist on 3G: "Vision, meet reality"

Just read an article in the Economist: “Mobile 3G telecoms: Vision, meet reality” which quotes ITU’s 2000 vision for 3G (ITU = International Telecommunication Union): The device will function as a phone, a computer, a television, a pager, a videoconferencing centre, a newspaper, a diary and even a credit card…it will support not only voice […]

Categories
Economy Telecommunications

Wireless Japan 2004

NEC tag multimedia concept phone shown at “Wireless-Japan 2004”: “Wireless Japan 2004” – much was expected: for example, it wasn’t surprising for anyone that DoCoMo’s i-Mode-FeliCa wallet-phones were center stage of the DoCoMo exhibit with lots of partners demoing wallet-phone applications. There were some surprises: In recent Wireless-Japan shows usually the KDDI/AU-design project prototypes were […]

Categories
internet media science Telecommunications

Wireless TeleMedicine – Technology Trends (presentation at the Zurich Stock Exchange)

Presentation by Gerhard Fasol at First Tuesday Zurich (5 May 2004, 15:15 – 21:30, Swiss Stock Exchange, Zurich, Switzerland)