/ Jun 21, 2016

J. League set to sign lucrative broadcast deal

The J. League is set to sign a major broadcasting rights deal worth an annual total of ¥1.1 billion ($10.5 million) with various domestic and overseas firms from next season, sources familiar with the matter said Monday. The deal, with companies including British sports media ...

Drone services starting to take off in Japan

/ Jun 13, 2016

Drone services starting to take off in Japan

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Domestic companies are coming up with a series of new services that leverage the latest in drone technology. MicroAd Inc., a Tokyo-based online advertising company, has unveiled a service called Sky Magic to produce sound-and-light extravaganzas. Drones illuminated with LED lights can project logos, words, ...

/ Mar 28, 2016

NTT to buy Dell technology services unit for $3.06 million

NTT Corp.'s unit agreed to buy technology services businesses from Dell for $3.055 billion. The acquisition would be NTT Data Corp.'s largest, helping increase its sales outside Japan, where a shrinking and aging population has stymied economic growth. Dell, which paid $3.9 billion for what was ...

/ Mar 23, 2016

NTT board to discuss Perot bid this week

The board of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp. is planning this week to discuss a proposed takeover of Dell Inc.'s Perot Systems division, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. The board of Japan's biggest phone company will discuss issues including a price ...

The ship that lays the Internet's backbone

Aug 6, 2015

The ship that lays the Internet's backbone

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Many people are probably unaware that the Internet used everyday to connect to content and people around the world is supported by undersea optical cable. On Thursday, NTT World Engineering Marine Corp. gave a rare media tour of the ship it uses to lay those ...

/ 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. NTT, ...

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.