NTT Docomo to launch budget 5G smartphone line this year

Business / Corporate Jul 9, 2020

NTT Docomo to launch budget 5G smartphone line this year

NTT Docomo Inc. will begin marketing lower-priced smartphones later this year to promote its fifth-generation, or 5G, advanced wireless service, President and Chief Executive Officer Kazuhiro Yoshizawa said in an interview. The Japanese wireless operator rolled out its 5G service in March. Currently, 5G-compatible smartphones ...

Rakuten begins low-cost mobile phone service in Japan

Business Apr 8, 2020

Rakuten begins low-cost mobile phone service in Japan

Rakuten Inc.'s mobile phone unit on Wednesday launched its full-scale mobile phone service with drastically reduced charges in Japan, fueling speculation that the new operator would intensify the price battle with its bigger rivals. Rakuten Mobile Inc. introduced the single fee plan that charges ¥2,980 ...

Business Mar 3, 2020

Rakuten to launch full-scale mobile phone services April 8

Rakuten Inc. Chairman and President Hiroshi Mikitani said Tuesday that his company will start full-scale mobile phone services April 8. Rakuten's full entry into the Japanese mobile phone market is expected to trigger severe price competition with the three main carriers — NTT Docomo, KDDI ...