Feb 22, 2016

Denso, NTT Docomo to cooperate on self-driving technology

Auto parts maker Denso Corp. and mobile phone carrier NTT Docomo Inc. will work together in developing a vehicle control system for automated driving and advanced driver assistance. They said Monday that the LTE and next-generation 5G mobile standards will be used to develop ...

Narita airport to get SIM card vending machines

Jul 17, 2015

Narita airport to get SIM card vending machines

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Japan’s main gateway, Narita International Airport, is set to get SIM card vending machines targeting an increasing number of inbound tourists starting next Friday, NTT Communications Corp. said. The cards, aptly named Prepaid SIM for Japan, can be purchased along with smartphones, mobile routers ...

Docomo set to boost its biometrics lineup

May 26, 2015

Docomo set to boost its biometrics lineup

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Aiming to liberate users from a hassle of memorizing passwords, NTT Docomo Inc. said Tuesday it will increase its lineup of biometrics-deployed handsets and services because biometric technology for identity recognition will make mobile telephones more convenient. “From now on, I think it will ...

Japan's 'Galapagos phones' making a comeback

May 18, 2015

Japan's 'Galapagos phones' making a comeback

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Smartphones have spread rapidly in Japan in recent years, but there still seems to be strong demand for feature phones, or so-called “Galapagos” phones, according to recent data. The domestic mobile phone market has been described as the “Galapagos Islands” because handsets come with ...