U.N. body gives OK to 5G mobile network plan

Oct 30, 2015

U.N. body gives OK to 5G mobile network plan

Countries have approved a road map for developing a new generation of 5G mobile networks, the U.N. said Thursday, in what could pave the way for lightning-quick downloads and driverless cars. The International Telecommunication Union said an assembly of radiocommunication experts from the U.N.’s ...

Historic Japan-Sakhalin seabed cables now damaged, hazards to fishermen

Sep 4, 2015

Historic Japan-Sakhalin seabed cables now damaged, hazards to fishermen

Disused undersea telecommunications cables from before the war are becoming a headache for fishermen in Hokkaido when they inadvertently hook sections lying on the seabed, tearing their nets. Historians nevertheless are pleased to see the artifacts from Japanese prewar history. For Yasushi Shimizu, 42, ...

China plays down U.S. concerns over anti-terror legislation

Mar 4, 2015

China plays down U.S. concerns over anti-terror legislation

China has played down U.S. concerns that proposed anti-terror legislation would give the Chinese government sweeping power to police electronic communications and marginalize foreign companies fighting for a share of China’s $465 billion technology market, saying Wednesday that the law is purely designed to ...

Jan 23, 2015

SoftBank to merge four telecom units in April

SoftBank Corp. said Friday it will merge its four domestic telecommunications subsidiaries next April to improve business efficiency and competitiveness. The telecoms and Internet giant will integrate its operations under the surviving SoftBank Mobile Corp. starting April 1. The SoftBank board approved the structural ...

Sep 17, 2013

Communication apps put employees' personal devices to work

A handful of tech companies are betting that smartphones will eventually serve a different role in the workplace than they do outside. The “bring your own device” trend — employers cutting IT budgets by requiring employees to use personal phones instead of company-provided devices ...