• 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 […]

  • 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·

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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)

  • Tokyo Institute of Technology: Creating a Mission Statement and Suggestions for its Realization

    Creating a Mission Statement for a Top Ranking Japanese Engineering University and Suggestions for its Realization Tokyo Institute of Technology: “International Symposium on Building Global Excellence in Engineering Education” I was invited to give a keynote at a 2 day Symposium held by Tokyo Institute of Technology about the future of excellence in engineering education, […]

  • Japan’s Mobile Communications Industry

    Presentation at the German Embassy, Tokyo (12 June 2003, 18:30, Residence of HE The Ambassador of Germany, Tokyo) Copyright·©1997-2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All Rights Reserved·

  • R&D in Japan, interview for Chemical and Engineering News

    Contributed to an article “Unleashing R&D in Japan” by Jean-François Tremblay for the Chemical & Engineering News (Volume 80, Number 49, pp 13-15, December 9, 2002) Fasol mentions that there is excellent science in Japan, for example Shuji Nakamura’s invention and development of blue and white GaN based LEDs and Lasers (see: Nakamura and Fasol: […]

  • Briefing about Japan’s high-technology business world for Mme Nicole Fontaine

    Briefing about Japan’s high-technology business sector for Mme Nicole Fontaine, Vice-Minister for Industry of France Tokyo, Friday, September 20, 2002, at the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan. Copyright·©1997-2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All Rights Reserved·

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