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Major updates for Amazon’s Project Kuiper

Amazon’s Project Kuiper proposed satellite broadband system has announced two major updates. It is formally linking with sister business Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company’s cloud computing service and announced this week at ‘AWS re:Invent 2023’. The second announcement is a series of strategic partnerships in Japan with Japanese giant telco NTT and its NTT […]

November 29, 2023By Chris Forrester

Japan: Mobile service revenue to increase 6.2% to 2028

Japan’s mobile service revenue is poised to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2 per cent from $65 billion (€59.8m) in 2023 to $87.9 billion in 2028, mainly supported by the mobile data service segment, forecasts GlobalData, the data and analytics company. GlobalData’s Indonesia Mobile Broadband Forecast (Q2-2023) reveals that mobile voice […]

August 18, 2023

Forecast: Japan telco, pay-TV revenues over $130bn in 2027

The total telecom and pay-TV services revenue in Japan is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7 per cent over the forecast period 2022-2027, exceeding $130 billion (€118.4bn), mainly supported by the mobile data and fixed broadband service segments, according to GlobalData, the data and analytics company. GlobalData’s Japan Telecom […]

April 18, 2023

Report: Asian telcos step up Metaverse investments

SK Telecom (SKT) and NTT Docomo, the leading mobile operators respectively in South Korea and Japan, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to team up on several aspects of their respective businesses, most notably on metaverse-related developments. Their collaboration could go as far as merging their two metaverses in the future (Ifland for SKT and […]

December 13, 2022

NTT DOCOMO, SK Telecom tech collaboration

Japanese telco NTT DOCOMO has agreed with Korean telco SK Telecom (SKT) to collaborate on the competitive enhancement of their respective smart-life businesses and communications-infrastructure technologies worldwide. In the smart-life field, DOCOMO and SKT will discuss joint production of original content for their respective video distribution platforms and leverage their video-business synergies for expanded presence […]

November 22, 2022By Colin Mann

Bango acquires NTT DOCOMO payments business

Bango, the global platform for data-driven commerce, has acquired the global payments business of NTT DOCOMO. In addition, Bango has signed a long-term platform deal with NTT DOCOMO to provide payment services in Japan for some of the world’s largest merchants. DOCOMO Digital provides payment services to app stores and digital merchants worldwide, in the […]

August 31, 2022

Forecast: Japan SVoD market revenue at $6.3bn in 2025

The SVoD service revenue in Japan is expected to increase at a robust compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.7 per cent from $2.8 billion (€2.4bn) in 2020 to $6.3 billion in 2025, driven by increasing SVoD subscriptions and steady rise in average monthly revenue per SVoD household, according to GlobalData, the data and analytics […]

November 16, 2021

Airbus and NTT demo ‘Zephyr’ HAPS

Airbus and NTT have demonstrated their ‘Zephyr’ HAPS. HAPS is a High-Altitude Platform System, a super-high solar-powered transmitter and receiver in the sky and capable of supplying signals for smartphones from the stratosphere. Zephyr is a high-flying lightweight unmanned aircraft and on its own can cover around 250 cellular tower sites from its height of […]

November 16, 2021By Chris Forrester

Industry majors back GSMA mmWave initiative

Mobile industry trade body the GSMA has instigated a global accelerator initiative to drive awareness of 5G mmWave technology. Operators China Unicom, NTT DOCOMO, Telstra, TIM and, Verizon, and vendors Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies will share mmWave intelligence, best practices and use cases to educate and inspire stakeholders around the world. The accelerator initiative aims […]

November 11, 2021