NTT Docomo becomes first to launch 5G service in Japan

Business Mar 25, 2020

NTT Docomo becomes first to launch 5G service in Japan

NTT Docomo Inc. launched fifth-generation large-capacity ultrahigh-speed mobile phone services Wednesday, becoming the first in Japan to do so. Rivals KDDI Corp. and Softbank Corp. are set to follow suit on Thursday and Friday, respectively. Rakuten Inc. plans to enter the 5G market in June. With ...

Docomo and Hokkaido university plan 5G-based system to monitor cows

Business Mar 17, 2020

Docomo and Hokkaido university plan 5G-based system to monitor cows

Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, NTT Docomo Inc. and others plan to develop a system to monitor dairy cows using fifth-generation, or 5G, wireless networks, aiming for commercialization in 2022. The system will use vast amounts of photographic data to detect early signs ...

Huawei and ZTE equipment use must be reported under FCC order

Business / Tech Feb 27, 2020

Huawei and ZTE equipment use must be reported under FCC order

The Federal Communications Commission told U.S. telephone companies to report details on their use of equipment from Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp., Chinese gear-makers accused by the Trump administration of posing a risk of espionage. The action is the next step in the FCC's ...

Fujitsu gets Japan's first preliminary local 5G license

Business Feb 18, 2020

Fujitsu gets Japan's first preliminary local 5G license

Japan's communications ministry on Tuesday gave major electronics maker Fujitsu Ltd. the country's first preliminary license to build a local fifth-generation, or 5G, communications network. It also plans to grant preliminary licenses to industry peer NEC Corp. and other firms, along with local governments. The ministry ...