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2008-10-13 21:00:24

HASN'T VODAFONE done well. The company managed an 18% lift in profits to $191 million this year, and paid a $742m dividend to its parent company in the UK following a $500m dividend last year, despite government efforts to bring more competition into the mobile phone market.

2008-10-07 18:00:16

Tokyo, Oct. 7 (Jiji Press)--Softbank Mobile Corp. remained in the top spot in net mobile phone subscription growth for the third straight half year in April-September, industry data showed Tuesday. The unit of Internet and telecommunications conglomerate Softbank Corp.

2008-10-04 15:00:17

By PULLAR-STRECKER Tom VODAFONE has backed down over its policy of "Sim-locking" its mobile phones after being warned off the practice by the Commerce Commission and encountering criticism from customers.

2008-09-25 15:00:42

VODAFONE, the world's largest mobile phone company, is expected to report a full-year profit this week because of rising sales in India and Turkey and increased demand for wireless Internet services.

2008-09-23 12:00:25

NEC Corporation, a Japan-based provider of 3G infrastructure, handsets, internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions, has received an order from Softbank Mobile for IP multimedia subsystem-based femtocell system.

2008-09-11 18:00:28

Tokyo, Sept. 11 (Jiji Press)--NTT DoCoMo Inc. said Thursday it has spent 10 million dollars to acquire an 11.5 pct stake in Blue Ocean Wireless Ltd., an Irish firm providing wireless communication services to the merchant maritime sector.

2008-09-08 12:00:15

Vodafone UK is testing a new service, Vodafone Connect to Friends that enables all UK mobile users to send text messages from their Facebook profile to friends. The pilot service will be extended in late September 2008, to also include picture messages.

2008-09-03 18:00:11

Tokyo, Sept. 3 (Jiji Press)--Softbank Telecom Corp. said Wednesday that it has restored its e-mail services that became unavailable on Tuesday due to a server breakdown.

2008-09-02 18:00:11

Tokyo, Sept. 2 (Jiji Press)--Softbank Telecom Corp. said Tuesday that its e-mail services have been suspended probably due to a problem with a server. The service disruption occurred around 11 a.m.

2008-08-07 18:00:42

Tokyo, Aug. 7 (Jiji Press)--NTT DoCoMo Inc. said Thursday it will stop accepting applications for its "mova" second-generation mobile phone service on Nov. 30.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.