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2008-07-25 09:00:47

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/a04cbf/projecting_3g_in_e) has announced the addition of the "Projecting 3G in Emerging Markets" report to their offering. The spread of third-generation (3G), high-bandwidth networks opens the $1.7-trillion telecommunications industry to a range of new software, service, hardware and content providers. IT heavyweights like Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo! perceive that their software and services will be delivered...

2008-07-18 12:00:40

Ericsson has signed a frame agreement with Softbank Mobile to expand and upgrade its HSPA network to increase capacity and enable faster mobile broadband. With this contract, Ericsson will expand its business with Softbank by providing enhanced HSPA (high speed packet access) on new and existing base stations in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka. The deal also includes an extension of the Ericsson circuit and packet switched networks, a field maintenance service and a full turnkey service for the...

2008-07-18 03:00:40

By Donnelly, Alison Vodafone is planning to educate customers to use the full range of mobile services on offer, rather than simply calls and text messaging. The mobile operator will now promote its internet services and highlight its latest pricing plan, which is inclusive of mobile email and online surfing minutes. The campaign will include digital and direct mail activity as well as outdoor and TV advertising. Vodafone will also run experiential activity to demonstrate to consumers...

2008-07-18 03:00:19

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has signed a frame agreement with a leading Japanese operator, Softbank Mobile, to expand and upgrade its HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) network to increase capacity and enable even faster mobile broadband. With this contract, Ericsson will expand its business with Softbank by providing enhanced HSPA on new and existing base stations in the high traffic areas of Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka. The deal also includes an extension of the Ericsson circuit and packet switched...

2008-07-11 18:00:14

Tokyo, July 11 (Jiji Press)--U.S. Apple Inc.'s next-generation iPhone mobile handset made its strong Japanese market debut Friday morning, with more than 1,500 customers making a long line from the night before in front of the first store to sell the cool gadget in central Tokyo. The iPhone 3G, launched at Softbank Mobile Corp.'s retail outlet in the posh Omotesando district, is becoming available for purchase at other Softbank shops and electronics retail stores across Japan from noon....

2008-07-11 15:00:21

By Mai Iida, Kyodo News International, Tokyo Jul. 11--TOKYO -- Can Apple Inc.'s iPhone become another blockbuster in gadget-loving Japan, like the iPod music player? Some say that iPhone 3G has a good chance for success, considering the strong interest shown by Japanese consumers ahead of its launch. But others remain calm and say people here, who already use cellphones for TV, e-money and a train pass, may not be as surprised at the high-tech functions of the new gadget as much as...

2008-07-11 06:00:14

Japanese mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo has established a wholly owned subsidiary in Shanghai, China. It said DoCoMo China will focus on providing mobile services for corporate customers through system and network services and import-export of communications devices. Yoshimune Ishii has been appointed general manager of the $4m venture. The company will begin operations by the end of this month after governmental and commercial approvals. The move follows the company's announcement last week...

2008-06-25 15:02:28

VODAFONE will encourage more customers to access websites from mobile phones by letting customers download up to 10 megabytes of data in a day for $1, in a move that appears unlikely to go unanswered by rival Telecom. The casual mobile broadband rate fundamentally changes Vodafone's business model for selling data services to consumers, mirroring a strategy Vodafone first adopted in Britain, and will be available from July 28. It currently charges a casual rate of $11.25 a megabyte....

2008-06-24 02:29:37

Tokyo, June 23 (Jiji Press)--Softbank Mobile Corp. on Monday announced the prices of Apple Inc.'s iPhone mobile handsets to be launched in Japan on July 11. With a special discount that comes with payments in 24 installments, the total cost will be 23,040 yen for a handset with 8 gigabytes of memory and 34,560 yen for a 16GB handset. The prices will be for customers newly subscribing to Softbank Mobile's services. The company, a unit of Internet and telecommunications business...

2008-06-19 03:00:12

By HOYLE, Jon New Zealand's high priest of mobile communications knows the day of reckoning is at hand, with mobile networks set to get faster, the Apple iPhone revolution soon to reach our shores and the masses crying out for Facebook, Bebo and MySpace as they go about their daily lives. JON HOYLE reports. Vodafone New Zealand chief executive Russell Stanners says the big question now is how to put the pieces together, particularly how to make it pay. We have heard it all before....


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