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FTC sues to stop Nvidia’s Arm acquisition

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is suing Nvidia Corp. to stop its US$40 billion acquisition of UK-based Arm Ltd. from Japan's SoftBank.

JMA Wireless, Kyocera partner to accelerate 5G deployment in Japan

U.S. provider of wireless technology JMA Wireless and Japanese company Kyocera Corporation announced an agreement to jointly develop a 5G millimeter-wave (mmWave) backhaul system. Leveraging Kyocera’s wireless base station technology and JMA’s XRAN, the new system will accelerate 5G network deployment across Japan. Kyocera and...

SoftBank launches 5G Standalone services in Japan

Japanese operator SoftBank announced that it has started to offer 5G Standalone services in conjunction with the sale of its new 5G-compatible SoftBank Air terminal, called "Air Terminal 5". With this new launch, SoftBank claims to be the first carrier in Japan to offer 5G...

SoftBank, KDDI select Nokia for Japan’s shared RAN

Nokia has been selected by Japanese mobile operators SoftBank and KDDI as one of the vendors to deploy Japan’s shared Radio Access Network. The Finnish vendor noted that this deployment will deliver 5G services to both SoftBank and KDDI subscribers in the Asian country. As...

#TBT: KT plans 5G launch; Verizon tests mmWave; Sprint’s Magic Box is hot … this week in 2017

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! KT plans its...

Softbank buys Loon’s HAPS patents

Loon's work on stratosphere-based communications will live on through Softbank, HAPSMobile In the wake of Alphabet winding down its stratospheric communications initiative, Loon, Softbank and its HAPSMobile subsidiary are picking up some of Loon's high-altitude platform intellectual property. Softbank says that it has acquired about...

Huawei aims to launch first 6G products around 2030: Report

Chinese vendor giant Huawei Technologies expects to launch 6G products around 2030, Chinese newspaper Global Times reported, citing the company's rotating chairman Eric Xu Zhiju. According to a recent article written by Xu, not-yet-standardized 6G has a more complicated technology environment than 5G, with impact...

Japanese telco SoftBank unveils its 6G concept

Japanese telco SoftBank announced its "6G" concept, as well as the challenges that need to be overcome to make the concept a reality. According to the Asian carrier, as-yet-unstandardized, future 6G systems are expected to bring new technological innovations, including high reliability and improved energy...

Softbank buys Yahoo Japan brand from Verizon for $1.6 billion

The Yahoo Japan transaction will go into effect after Verizon's pending deal with Apollo closes Verizon has signed over Yahoo Japan assets to Z Holdings, a division of Japan’s SoftBank Group, for approximately $1.6 billion, securing the Japanese company’s rights to the branding and technology...

SoftBank launches 5G mmWave based on Qualcomm’s technology

Japanese operator SoftBank has launched its 5G mmWave service, using devices based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 5G mobile platforms and modem-RF Systems, Qualcomm Technologies said in a release. The chipmaker noted that the launch of 5G mmWave will allow Japanese users to have access to the...

Where does Japan stand in deploying 5G?

The Japanese government assigned the three largest mobile operators in Japan — NTT Docomo, KDDI au and Softbank, as well as new arrival Rakuten Mobile — 5G spectrum in April 2019. In the coming years, the four Japanese carriers are expected to spend more...

Airspan Networks looks to ‘New Beginnings’ with plan to go public via merger

Airspan Networks plans to go public in the third quarter of this year via a merger with a special-purpose acquisition company and use $166 million from the transaction to fuel its 5G ambitions in the midst of a global inflection point in 5G and...

Loon balloon sets record: 312 days in stratospheric flight

Loon balloon provided test service for three months, then tested the limits of flight duration Loon balloon HBAL703 accomplished something that none of its silvery, high-flying compatriots have: 312 days soaring in Earth's stratosphere. HBAL703 launched from Puerto Rico in May of 2019, navigated to Peru,...

Rakuten Mobile launches 5G services in parts of Japan

  Japanese operator Rakuten Mobile, a unit of e-commerce giant Rakuten, has announced the availability of its commercial 5G service in certain areas across six prefectures of the country. The service, initially offered via Non-Stand Alone (NSA) 5G architecture, is already available in parts of Tokyo,...

NTT plans to turn NTT DoCoMo into wholly owned unit via tender: Report

  Japanese operator NTT expects to turn listed mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo into a wholly owned subsidiary via a tender offer of nearly JPY4 trillion ($37.9 billion), Nikkei Asian Review reported. NTT, which currently owns 66.2% of NTT DoCoMo, is considering making a tender offer to...

SoftBank unloads more assets, sells majority stake in Brightstar

Softbank will retain a 25% stake in Brightstar Softbank is selling Brightstar, the Miami-based cell phone distributor that it purchased in 2014, to the private equity firm of Brightstar Capital Partners (BCP), which will acquire a majority stake of the company at 75%, while Softbank...

NVIDIA pursuing ‘giant AI opportunity’ with $40B Arm acquisition

SoftBank retaining small ownership stake in Arm; NVIDIA paying in cash and stock U.S.-based NVIDIA on Sunday announced it had struck a deal with Japanese conglomerate SoftBank group for the purchase of U.K.-based Arm, which specializes in semiconductor and software design. SoftBank purchased Arm in...

Amazon gets FCC go-ahead to launch Kuiper broadband satellites

Amazon has permission from the Federal Communications Commission to move ahead with launching a geostationary satellite constellation of more than 3,200 satellites, to provide fixed and mobile broadband services in the continental U.S. and other global locations. Dubbed Kuiper, the satellites will operate in portions...

NTT acquires 5% stake in NEC to boost 5G tech

  Japanese conglomerate Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT), will take a 5% stake in compatriot electronics company NEC as part of an agreement to foster the development of 5G technology in Japan. The agreement, estimated at 60 billion yen ($562 million), will make NTT the third-largest...

#TBT: LTE-Advanced debuts; Softbank, Dish vie for Sprint; Sprint fights Dish on Clearwire stake… this week in 2013

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! SK Telecom launches...

Rakuten Mobile delays 5G launch due to COVID-19 pandemic

  New Japanese mobile network entrant Rakuten Mobile, a subsidiary of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, announced it will delay the launch of commercial 5G services due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a release, Rakuten Mobile said that the 5G service originally planned for...

HAPS partners aim high for a ‘rare, untapped commercial opportunity’

HAPS Alliance includes Ericsson, Nokia, SoftBank, DT, Telefonica, China Telecom, Bharti Airtel and Loon, among others A coalition of companies are aiming for the stratosphere as a "multi-billion dollar market opportunity" in telecommunications, planetary observation and weather prediction and modeling—including five traditionally terrestrial cellular network...

NTT DoCoMo targets 2.5 million 5G subscribers by March 2021

  Japan’s largest carrier, NTT DoCoMo, expects to attract 2.5 million subscribers in the 5G segment by March 2021, the operator said in its earnings statement. The telco, which launched 5G service last month, said it signed up 14,000 5G users at end-March. 5G coverage is forecast to increase...

SoftBank, KDDI partner to accelerate 5G rollout in rural Japan

  SoftBank and KDDI announced that they established a joint venture to promote the deployment of 5G in rural areas across Japan, both firms said in a release. The joint venture, dubbed 5G JAPAN Corporation (5G JAPAN), is based on a previous agreement announced by the two...

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