Nov 21, 2014

Japan to develop speech translation system for 2020 Olympics

The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology said it will launch a group Dec. 17 tasked with developing a speech translation system ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. The group will include such private companies as NTT Corp., KDDI Corp., Hitachi Ltd. ...

Nov 7, 2014

NTT cuts profit forecast on slack cellphone business

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. said on Friday its group net profit dropped 10.3 percent to ¥290.33 billion in the first half of the fiscal year through September, compared to the same period a year earlier, dragged down by the slack mobile phone business. ...

Apr 29, 2014

Deregulating the telecom industry

An expert panel of the communications ministry is reviewing anti-monopoly protections against the NTT group and is expected to recommend this fall whether regulations on the telecom giant should be eased.

Apr 28, 2014

NTT, Mitsubishi ink tie-up deal

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said Monday they have reached a tie-up deal related to information and communications technology. Under the five-year agreement, the results of NTT’s research and development projects will be applied to Mitsubishi Heavy’s social infrastructure ...

Vatican to digitize manuscripts with NTT, put them online

Mar 21, 2014

Vatican to digitize manuscripts with NTT, put them online

The Vatican library Thursday began a project to digitize thousands of historical manuscripts, dating from the origins of the church to the 20th century, and make them available online. Working with the technology group NTT Data, the library intends to scan and digitally archive ...

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 ...

Dec 5, 2013

NTT East official held over bribery

Prosecutors arrested an official of NTT East Corp. on Thursday for allegedly taking ¥17 million in bribes from an on-demand video service company in return for business orders, the prosecutors said. He was identified as Hirokazu Ishikawa, 48, a resident of Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, ...

NTT Docomo to start selling the iPad

Nov 20, 2013

NTT Docomo to start selling the iPad

NTT Docomo Inc. will start selling Apple Inc.’s iPad tablet computer soon, a senior official at the mobile phone carrier said Wednesday. The company will offer the product “in the not-too-distant future,” Senior Executive Vice President Kazuto Tsubouchi said. It will do so by ...