Mar 7, 2014

Docomo's earnings may be derailed by price wars

NTT Docomo Inc., the nation’s largest wireless operator, said a price war with other carriers and discounts on the latest iPhones may threaten its full-year forecast after adding the Apple Inc. devices to lure customers. Curbing subsidies on mobile phones will give competitors an ...

Feb 10, 2014

NTT may be allowed to discount combined services

The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry will consider a proposal to let the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. group offer discount services for bundling mobile and fiber-optic or fixed-line services, government sources said Monday. While rival carriers KDDI Corp. and SoftBank Mobile Corp. are ...

Jan 31, 2014

Docomo starts to reap benefits from iPhone

by Kazuaki Nagata

NTT Docomo Inc. has strengthened its competitiveness since it began selling popular Apple iPhones in September, President Kaoru Kato said Friday. “We are starting to see iPhones’ impact on our numbers,” Kato said at a news conference in Tokyo where Docomo, which has the ...

Oct 28, 2013

NTT Com to buy cloud-computing provider Virtela

NTT Communications Corp. plans to acquire Virtela Technology Services Inc., a U.S. provider of cloud computing services, to improve its ability to offer online access to software and data storage for clients globally, sources said Monday. The NTT Corp. unit is also looking to ...

Docomo unveils 10 new Android smartphones

Oct 10, 2013

Docomo unveils 10 new Android smartphones

by Kazuaki Nagata

NTT Docomo Inc. unveiled 10 new smartphones Thursday to beef up its non-iPhone lineup for the winter-spring season and improve its competitiveness in a tight market. Given that rivals KDDI Corp. and Softbank Corp. only launched six and four new smartphones, respectively, powered by ...

DoCoMo's entry ups iPhone frenzy

Sep 20, 2013

DoCoMo's entry ups iPhone frenzy

by Kazuaki Nagata

The latest iPhone models hit store shelves Friday in Japan, drawing hordes of fans to retailers nationwide, while mobile giant NTT DoCoMo Inc. started selling the iconic handsets for the first time. Since Apple Inc. unveiled two new handsets, the iPhone 5S and 5C, ...

DoCoMo to market iPhone to win back Softbank clients

Sep 11, 2013

DoCoMo to market iPhone to win back Softbank clients

NTT DoCoMo Inc. has agreed to start selling Apple Inc.’s latest iPhones in an effort to halt the erosion of its market share by its smaller rivals. The two new models for DoCoMo’s network — a cheaper version in bright colors and an updated ...

Aug 16, 2013

NTT DoCoMo to use fuel cells at base stations in event of disaster

NTT DoCoMo Inc. will introduce environment-friendly fuel cells at cellphone base stations across the country as emergency power sources in the event of a disaster, company officials said Friday. Among its base stations, just one in Tokyo currently has fuel cells. Japan’s largest mobile ...