Boom in convenience seen as firms gear up for Olympic profits

/ Jul 23, 2017

Boom in convenience seen as firms gear up for Olympic profits

Japanese companies are accelerating preparations to seize Olympic business opportunities to ensure money will keep rolling in after the quadrennial sporting spectacle ends in 2020. "The mission for the business community is to realize the expected economic effects," said Sadayuki Sakakibara, chairman of the Japan ...

Japanese mobile carriers begin testing ultrafast 5G tech

/ Jun 8, 2017

Japanese mobile carriers begin testing ultrafast 5G tech

Japan's top three mobile phone carriers have begun trials of fifth-generation, or 5G, high-speed wireless communication technology, hoping to launch new services using the technology by as early as 2020. The cutting-edge technology will likely be able to send 10 times more data per second ...

Mobile industry tiptoes toward 5G

/ Mar 3, 2015

Mobile industry tiptoes toward 5G

Running short of dramatically new phone designs, leaders of the world's wireless industry agree their next big idea is 5G, shorthand for the fifth generation of networks they expect to have up and running by 2020. But first they'll have to decide what 5G needs ...