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DOCOMO Achieves World's First 5G Communication Between High-speed Bullet Train and Experimental Base Stations
Oct 01, 2019 09:58 JST
NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it has achieved what is believed to be the world's first 28 GHz-band 5G mobile communications between base stations and a high-speed bullet train during experimental trials to verify further enhancement of 5G in collaboration with Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central).
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KDDI Joins Merpay, LINE Pay, and NTT DOCOMO's Merchant Alliance "Mobile Payment Alliance (MoPA)"
Sep 18, 2019 20:19 JST
Merpay, Inc., LINE Pay Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, INC., and KDDI Corporation have signed a letter of intent for a business alliance to make cashless transactions more widely available.
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DOCOMO to Commence Deployment of World's First 4G/5G Multi-vendor Radio Access Network Conforming to O-RAN Specifications
Sep 18, 2019 14:12 JST
This is believed to be the world's first realization of this level of multi-vendor interoperability in 4G and 5G base station equipment conforming to O-RAN specifications; DOCOMO will deploy the equipment in the pre-commercial 5G service it plans to launch on September 20, 2019 in Japan.
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DOCOMO to Commence 5G Trials at Manufacturing Sites in Partnership with OMRON and Nokia
Sep 10, 2019 15:19 JST
NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it has agreed with OMRON Corporation and Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy to collaborate in trials of 5G mobile communication technology inside factories, with the aim of significantly enhancing future manufacturing productivity.
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DOCOMO Joins 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation
Sep 02, 2019 13:24 JST
NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it has joined the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) with the aim of further advancing the use of 5G technology in the manufacturing sector.
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DOCOMO Develops Drone Platform API for Expanded Drone Applications
Jul 31, 2019 14:38 JST
DOCOMO aims to broaden the safe and efficient use of drones in diverse fields, such as manufacturing, media and infrastructure, in addition to inspections of base-station towers and solar panels.
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DOCOMO Extends d POINT Program and Services to Inbound Visitors in Japan
Jul 29, 2019 13:07 JST
NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it has extended its d POINT CLUB points program to inbound visitors in Japan, allowing them to redeem points when shopping in stores, receive coupons for services and enjoy other benefits, effective immediately.
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DOCOMO Testing Drone-based Inspection Service in Taiwan with FET's Support
Jul 11, 2019 14:08 JST
NTT DOCOMO, INC has announced that together with its capital affiliate Far EasTone Telecommunications Co., Ltd. (FET), one of Taiwan's largest mobile operators, it has been testing the docomo skyTM service for inspecting base-station towers in Taiwan since June 20.
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DOCOMO Adds Popular Japanese Textbook to Japanese-language Training App
Jul 10, 2019 14:23 JST
NTT DOCOMO, INC. and 3A Corporation announced today that a newly digitized version of 3A's Minna no Nihongo, one of the most widely used textbooks for Japanese language study by non-native speakers, has been incorporated into DOCOMO's existing Japanese conversation-training app, Japanese Language Training AI.
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NTT DOCOMO to Join Mobile Payment Alliance (MoPA) of Merchant Stores established by LINE Pay and Merpay
Jul 04, 2019 10:10 JST
LINE Pay Corporation, Merpay Inc. and NTT DOCOMO, INC. have signed a letter of intent for a business alliance to make cashless transactions more widely available.
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DOCOMO, AGC and Ericsson Achieve World's First 5G Communication Using Glass Antenna for 28 GHz
May 29, 2019 09:15 JST
NTT DOCOMO, INC., AGC Inc. and Ericsson have achieved what is believed to be the world's first 5G mobile telecommunications using an antenna embedded in synthetic fused silica glass to transmit and receive 28 GHz 5G radio signals for stable, high-speed mobile communication in buildings, vehicles and trains.
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Tohoku University and DOCOMO Launch Research Project to Develop Artificial-intelligence Technology for Periodontal Disease Detection
May 23, 2019 15:29 JST
Japan-based Tohoku University and NTT DOCOMO, INC. have begun researching an artificial-intelligence (AI) technology to detect periodontal disease simply by photographing a person's gums with a smartphone.
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DOCOMO Develops Safe, Blade-free Drone Propelled with Ultrasonic Vibrations
May 17, 2019 11:08 JST
NTT DOCOMO, INC. has developed a blimp-style drone that is propelled safely through the air with ultrasonic vibrations, offering promising applications in homes, concert halls and other indoor spaces.
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DOCOMO, DOCOMO USA and ITOCHU Logistics to trial IoT Fleet Management solution in US
Apr 18, 2019 15:52 JST
NTT DOCOMO, INC., NTT DOCOMO USA, Inc., ITOCHU LOGISTICS CORP. and ITOCHU LOGISTICS (USA) CORP. announced that they would trial an IoT solution that uses easily deployed devices compatible with low-power, wide-area LTE-M technology to enable delivery businesses to visualize the status of outsourced trucks in their fleets.
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NTT DOCOMO Agrees to Sell Stake in Hutchison Telephone
Mar 29, 2019 18:25 JST
HTHKH will purchase DOCOMO's entire 24.1% share of HTCL's stock and thereafter HTCL will become a wholly owned subsidiary of HTHKH.
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DOCOMO to Further Expand 5G Trials with Overseas Partners
Mar 27, 2019 12:35 JST
NTT DOCOMO, INC. has agreed with enterprises and organizations in the United States and Israel as well as Japan to collaborate in trials involving a 5G mobile test network established in Guam with the aim of verifying 5G-compatible systems and equipment for new business solutions.
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Sony and DOCOMO to Test Driverless Concept Vehicle via 5G Trial Network in Guam
Mar 27, 2019 12:15 JST
Sony Corporation and NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that they will jointly trial Sony's conceptual driverless vehicle, the New Concept Cart SC-1, which leverages 5G mobile technologies for various remotely controlled functions.
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DOCOMO and STP to Test Drone-based Inspection Service in Indonesia
Mar 26, 2019 12:30 JST
NTT DOCOMO, INC and PT Solusi Tunas Pratama Tbk. (STP), a company that leases out telecommunication towers in Indonesia, announced today that they have agreed to test a service, named docomo sky for Tower Inspection, that uses drones to photograph base stations and telecom towers and transmit the information to a command center in real time.
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DOCOMO to Support 5G Game Streaming in Japan
Mar 20, 2019 15:19 JST
NTT DOCOMO, INC. has made an investment in cloud gaming pioneer Hatch Entertainment Ltd, provider of the world's first made-for-5G game streaming service in Finland, on February 4.
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DOCOMO Earns Gold Prize for Card Keitai at iF Design Award 2019
Mar 18, 2019 16:09 JST
NTT DOCOMO, INC. has announced that its Card Keitai (KY-01L) ultra-thin mobile phone earned the company the gold prize at iF Design Award 2019 on March 15. DOCOMO is the first Japanese mobile network operator to win the coveted prize.
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DOCOMO to Test Remote-Monitoring Solution for Eldercare
Mar 14, 2019 20:32 JST
NTT DOCOMO, INC. will jointly conduct a proof-of-concept trial of a remote-monitoring solution for eldercare in collaboration with Tellus You Care, Inc., the developer of a compact, non-wearable smart device that wirelessly detects and communicates human activities in indoor locations, in or after April.
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DOCOMO & DOCOMO ASIA to Trial Bus-locater Service in Singapore
Mar 05, 2019 10:45 JST
NTT DOCOMO, INC. and NTT DOCOMO ASIA Pte. Ltd. have begun a trial online service to update parents and kindergarten staff about the locations of kindergarten buses on Singapore's roadways.
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NTT DOCOMO and Mizuho Bank Testing Network-Connected Auto Loan Service in Indonesia
Mar 01, 2019 18:12 JST
NTT DOCOMO, INC. and Mizuho Bank, Ltd. are jointly conducting a proof-of-concept trial in Indonesia through their respective local subsidiaries from March 1 to November 30 to test an advanced financial service -- network-connected auto loans.
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DOCOMO and DOCOMO ASIA Commence Trial of Fiber Manufacturing IoT Solution in Thailand
Feb 27, 2019 15:21 JST
NTT DOCOMO, INC. and NTT DOCOMO ASIA Pte. Ltd. have begun conducting a trial of an IoT monitoring system to improve the manufacturing performance of a synthetic-fibers factory in Thailand.
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DOCOMO and Spacemarket to Webcast Events from Various Venues
Feb 27, 2019 15:06 JST
NTT DOCOMO, INC. and Spacemarket, Inc. will collaborate in webcast events staged at various venues, including traditional residences, public spaces, restaurants and even temples, for shared experiences.
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DOCOMO Ranked World's Top Mobile Operator in 5G SEP Applications and Contributions to 5G Standard
Feb 18, 2019 17:25 JST
NTT DOCOMO, INC. has been ranked the world's leading mobile operator in terms of applications for candidate standard-essential patents (SEPs) for the new fifth-generation (5G) mobile communication standard, and also number one in terms of 5G technical proposals (contributions).
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DOCOMO to Provide Photo Album Service on OEM Basis to FET in Taiwan
Feb 18, 2019 17:07 JST
NTT DOCOMO, INC. has agreed with Far EasTone Telecommunications Co., Ltd. (FET), one of Taiwan's largest mobile operator, to provide DOCOMO's d photo photo album service on an OEM basis for launch in Taiwan.
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NTT DOCOMO Ventures Invests in Lovegraph Photographer-dispatch Service
Feb 15, 2019 15:50 JST
NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it has taken a stake in Lovegraph Inc., a startup company that dispatches professional photographers to virtually anywhere in Japan to skillfully capture special moments in the lives of customers.
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DOCOMO Develops World's First 360-degree 8K 3D VR System for Live Video Streaming and Viewing at 60 fps
Feb 04, 2019 14:30 JST
NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it has developed what is believed to be the world's first 8K 3D virtual reality (VR) system for live video streaming and viewing at 60 frames per second (fps) over 5G mobile communications.
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