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How are Japanese operators approaching mmWave 5G?

August 10, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Right now mmWave 5G deployments are focused on adding capacity to congested network hot zones, places like stadiums, music venues, shopping malls, transit hubs and dense central business or downtown areas. In addition to capacity offload, mmWave 5G promises to […]


Technology, Wireless

KDDI Taps HPE ProLiant Telco Server for Commercial O-RAN 5G SA vRAN

March 3, 2022

Via: The Fast Mode

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that KDDI, a leading Japanese telecommunications provider, is using the HPE ProLiant DL110 Gen10 Plus – Telco server for the commercial network operation of O-RAN compliant 5G standalone base stations. KDDI is accelerating construction of […]


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KDDI Turns on 5G SA Open RAN Site in Japan with Samsung & Fujitsu

February 21, 2022

Via: The Fast Mode

KDDI, Samsung Electronics and Fujitsu announced that the companies have turned on the world’s first commercial 5G Standalone Open RAN site powered by virtualized Radio Access Network (vRAN) in Kawasaki, Kanagawa. For the deployment of this first site, KDDI used […]


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Japan to carry out 5G O-RAN tests in 2022: Report

December 6, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

Japan is expected set up a wide-area experimental network as early as 2022 to experiment with 5G O-RAN networks, Japanese newspaper Nikkei reported. According to the report, the initiative will be led by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications […]


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NTT Docomo, JTower announce 5G sharing alliance in Japan

November 23, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

JTower and NTT Docomo announced that they have formed a capital and business alliance with the aim of strengthening collaboration in the field of infrastructure sharing. As part of the alliance, Docomo plans to acquire part of JTower shares held […]


Technology, Wireless

Japan, Finland to carry out joint research on 6G

November 9, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

An international team of researchers from Japan and Finland will work to develop technologies and standards for future 6G technologies as part of a joint research agreement between the two countries, the University of Tokyo said in a release. Japan […]


Technology, Wireless

SoftBank, KDDI Pick Nokia for Japan’s Shared RAN Deployment

October 18, 2021

Via: The Fast Mode

Nokia last week announced that it has been selected by Japanese mobile operators, SoftBank and KDDI as one of the vendors to deploy Japan’s shared RAN. This deployment will deliver 5G services to both SoftBank and KDDI subscribers in the […]


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KDDI Selects Space’s Starlink as Backhaul for Remote Mobile Towers

September 14, 2021

Via: The Fast Mode

KDDI has selected Starlink to deliver high-speed, low-latency broadband internet to KDDI’s 1,200 remote mobile towers as its network backhaul provider. As soon as 2022, KDDI will be able to offer an urban mobile connectivity experience to its rural mobile […]


Technology, Wireless

Qualcomm, Thundercomm, Keysight Launch New 5G mmWave Lab in Tokyo

August 30, 2021

Via: The Fast Mode

Qualcomm Technologies in collaboration with Thundercomm Technology and Keysight Technologies last week announced their cooperation in the establishment of a new 5G mmWave laboratory in Koto-ku, Tokyo, by Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute (TIRI). This effort aims to lower […]


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5G business success insights from China, Korea, and Japan (Analyst Angle)

August 5, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

2021 is the year when 5G continues to progress while both infrastructure and device ecosystems have matured, creating economies of scale. In the infrastructure market, vendors have shipped more than 1 million 5G base stations while the device ecosystem has […]


Software, Technology

NTT, ACCESS Partner to Develop Network OS Solution for Optical Network

July 30, 2021

Via: The Fast Mode

NTT and ACCESS announced a business and technology partnership aimed at promoting the realization of Innovative Optical and Wireless Network (IOWN). Through the arrangement, NTT and ACCESS will conduct research and development on new user interface and user experience technology […]


Mobile Networks

Rakuten Mobile Verifies Data Transfer on 5G SA Network

July 13, 2021

Via: The Fast Mode

Rakuten Mobile on Monday announced that it has successfully verified data transfer on a 5G Standalone (SA) mobile network with the collaboration of Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) on July 4, 2021, at Tokyo Tech’s Ookayama Campus. In 5G […]


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NEC to Jointly Develop RIC with NTT DOCOMO for Open RAN

June 25, 2021

Via: The Fast Mode

NEC has announced the joint development of RAN Intelligent Controllers (RIC) with NTT DOCOMO in support of intelligent Radio Access Networks (RAN). The two companies are aiming to reduce RAN operational costs, improve performance, and reduce power consumption through the […]


News, Technology, Wireless

Samsung, OPTAGE to Build Private 5G Network in Japan

May 28, 2021

Via: The Fast Mode

Samsung said that it is collaborating with OPTAGE, a Japanese service provider, to implement a dedicated private 5G network and deploy a real-time video monitoring system at a plant facility. This private 5G network will support 4K Ultra HD-based live-streaming […]


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Where does Japan stand in deploying 5G?

March 16, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

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 […]


Wireless

AT&T, KDDI Team Up to Bring Connected Car Capabilities to Mazda Vehicles Across US

December 22, 2020

Via: The Fast Mode

AT&T and KDDI, a Japanese telecommunications service provider, have teamed up to bring industry-leading connected car capabilities to Mazda vehicles across the U.S., enabling streaming of best-in-class entertainment and more. Mazda will enable AT&T 4G LTE connectivity for thousands of […]


Wireless

Accenture Helps Rakuten Mobile with New Business Model to Support Fully Virtualized Mobile Network

December 15, 2020

Via: The Fast Mode

Accenture on Monday announced that it has helped Rakuten Mobile launch its fully virtualized cloud-native mobile network, from business model design to development and operation. Rakuten Mobile’s network is fully virtualized, meaning hardware and software can be managed as a […]


Wireless

SoftBank Selects Nokia’s Cloud-native 5G Core to Launch Standalone (SA) 5G Network

December 9, 2020

Via: The Fast Mode

Nokia on Tuesday announced that Nokia’s cloud-native, 5G Core software has been selected by SoftBank to enable the launch of SoftBank’s standalone 5G services. Nokia will help support new consumer and enterprise use cases, such as immersive experiences (VR/AR/MR), fixed […]


Wireless

Rakuten Mobile Becomes First Japanese Operator to Allow Online Identity Verification

November 6, 2020

Via: The Fast Mode

Rakuten Mobile this week announced that it will introduce the “AI Kantan Honnin Kakunin” (AI Easy ID Verification) eKYC (electronic Know Your Customer) service for online contracts for its mobile carrier service on November 9, 2020. Through the eKYC service, […]