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VZW plan to deploy LTE in 2009 could rely on non-standard technology: Analyst: Sprint Nextel to move CDMA-based operations to LTE

Verizon Wireless' CTO said this week the carrier hopes to have LTE up and running in some markets by the end of next year, a high-speed boost to the carrier's previous, already accelerated plans to begin rolling out Long Term Evolution technology by 2010"We...

Shifting ground: W-CDMA baseband business in flux

The W-CDMA baseband chip business is morphing in real time, as various market pressures push and pull the players to partner, diversify their customer base or pursue less-demanding technologies.Data from Forward Concepts (see chart) shows that last year Texas Instruments Inc. was the global...

DoCoMo flips the switch on HSDPA

TOKYO-Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo Inc. said it launched HSDPA service in Tokyo, and plans to cover all major Japanese cities with the technology by the end of October. The carrier is selling its new HSDPA-capable phone, the N902iX, to support the service launch. DoCoMo...

DoCoMo flips the switch on HSDPA

TOKYO—Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo Inc. said it launched HSDPA service in Tokyo, and will cover all major Japanese cities with the technology by the end of October. The carrier is selling its new HSDPA-capable phone, the N902iX, to support the service launch. DoCoMo said...

Nokia, Moto expect solid results; Samsung, LG reeling: Sony Ericsson beats all expectations

The competitive landscape for the world's top five mobile-phone vendors at mid-year has come into clearer focus with second-quarter earnings already reported or expected this week. The plot has thickened perhaps, while not varying much from earlier episodes of this long-running, global industry serial....

Nokia, RIM strengthen hold on wavering smart-phone market

READING, United Kingdom—The worldwide smart mobile device market is in flux, according to a new study from market research firm Canalys. The firm defines smart mobile devices as handhelds, wireless handhelds and smart phones.According to the study, top-ranked Nokia Corp. slightly increased its market...

DoCoMo to sell Nokia phone starting Friday

TOKYO—Call it the luck of the Irish—at least as it relates to Finnish vendor Nokia Corp.’s 3G handset debut with Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo Inc. DoCoMo announced that sales of Nokia’s 6630 3G handset, branded as DoCoMo’s 3G FOMA NM850iG, would begin nationwide March...

NTT DoCoMo to sell simplified 3G handsets with large fonts

TOKYO-As handset vendors and network operators worldwide spend untold resources to provide advanced functionalities and services to capture end users' imagination with 3G services, NTT DoCoMo Inc. announced it will sell a new line of basic, compact handsets for customers who do not need...

NTT DoCoMo offers simplified 3G handsets

TOKYO—As handset vendors and network operators worldwide spend untold resources to provide advanced functionalities and services to capture end users’ imagination with 3G services, NTT DoCoMo Inc. announced it will sell a new line of basic, compact handsets for customers who do not need...

DoCoMo delays Nokia’s 3G handset debut

TOKYO-One week after NTT DoCoMo announced that a Nokia Corp.-branded third-generation handset would be available Feb. 24, the Tokyo-based carrier quickly reversed itself and held back the phone for adjustments to handset quality. The original news, announced Feb. 17, had been something of a...

DoCoMo delays Nokia’s 3G handset debut

TOKYO—One week after NTT DoCoMo announced that a Nokia Corp.-branded third-generation handset would be available Friday, the Tokyo-based carrier quickly reversed itself and held back the phone for adjustments to handset quality. The original news, announced Feb. 17, had been something of a moment...

DoCoMo releases 3G Nokia phone

NTT DoCoMo Inc. announced plans to begin selling Nokia Corp.'s 6630 3G phone. The announcement stands as a notable victory for Nokia, which has largely been locked out of DoCoMo's market. Interestingly, DoCoMo is calling the phone the FOMA NM850iG, and in a press...

DoCoMo releases 3G Nokia phone

TOKYO—NTT DoCoMo Inc. announced plans to begin selling Nokia Corp.’s 6630 3G phone. The announcement stands as a notable victory for Nokia, which has largely been locked out of DoCoMo’s market.Interestingly, DoCoMo is calling the phone the FOMA NM850iG, and in a press release...

DoCoMo posts mixed results, buying stake in Philippine carrier

TOKYO-Japanese telecom giant NTT DoCoMo Inc. posted weaker year-over-year third-quarter fiscal 2005 results. For the nine months ended Dec. 31, the consolidated results for DoCoMo and its subsidiaries included an operating revenue decrease of 1.7 percent, an operating revenue decline of 7.7 percent and...

DoCoMo financials mixed, buys stake in Philippine operator

TOKYO-Japanese telecom giant NTT DoCoMo Inc. posted weaker year-over-year third quarter fiscal 2005 results. For the nine months ended Dec. 31, 2005, the consolidated results for DoCoMo and its subsidiaries included an operating revenue decrease of 1.7 percent, an operating revenue decline of 7.7...

DoCoMo yields to Microsoft, inks deal for Windows Mobile phones

TAOYUAN, Taiwan-In a surprising turnaround, Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo Inc. announced it will sell phones running Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Mobile operating system. DoCoMo previously had allowed only phones running either the Linux or Symbian OS. In a brief announcement, DoCoMo said it reached an...

DoCoMo yields to Microsoft, announces deal for Windows Mobile phones

TAOYUAN, Taiwan-In a surprising turnaround, Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo Inc. announced it will sell phones running Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Mobile operating system. DoCoMo previously had allowed only phones running either the Linux or Symbian OS. In a brief announcement, DoCoMo said it reached an...

DoCoMo pushes past 20M 3G subscribers

TOKYO-Four years after NTT DoCoMo Inc. launched its 3G network-the world's first major W-CDMA network launch-the carrier has sailed past the 20-million-subscriber mark. DoCoMo said it reached the milestone on Dec. 29.The carrier said it expects to tally 23.5 million 3G Foma subscribers by...

DoCoMo pushes past 20 million 3G subscribers

TOKYO, JAPAN-Four years after NTT DoCoMo Inc. launched its 3G network-the world's first major W-CDMA network launch-the carrier has sailed past the 20-million-subscriber mark. According to DoCoMo, the subscriber figure was reached on Dec. 29. It expects the number of 3G Foma subscribers to...

TI’s processor delivers better video, partners with DoCoMo

TOKYO-Texas Instruments Inc. announced that its new OMAP2430 processor for mobile phones is being sampled by potential customers, delivering improved video performance that is up to four times better than the company's previously produced processor, the OMAP2420. The company said the OMAP2430 isn't in...

TI’s processor delivers better video, partners with DoCoMo

TOKYO-Texas Instruments Inc. announced that its new OMAP2430 processor for mobile phones is being sampled by potential customers, delivering third-generation video performance that is up to four times better than the company's previously produced processor, the OMAP2420. The company said the OMAP2430 isn't in...

Renesas shipping single-chip W-CDMA LSI for evaluation

TOKYO-Renesas Technology Corp. said it has started shipping evaluation samples of a single-chip LSI it developed jointly with NTT DoCoMo Inc.The LSI was developed for dual-mode mobile handsets that support W-CDMA and GSM/GPRS systems. The companies expect the LSI to promote worldwide use of...

DoCoMo increases quarterly profit

TOKYO-Japanese wireless carrier NTT DoCoMo Inc. reported a 22-percent jump in its quarterly net income to $1.8 billion. The carrier also saw a 19.2-percent pop in the number of its FOMA third-generation subscribers to 13.7 million."Going forward, we are committed to continuing our efforts...

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The CDMA Development Group signed a cooperation agreement with the TD-SCDMA Forum to develop joint market opportunities for CDMA2000 and TD-SCDMA technologies and work together on technical, regulatory and marketing activities. The CDG noted that key initiatives of the agreement include developing interoperability and...

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