Equinix is continuing to make headway with its expansion efforts in Japan, opening up its first data center, OS1, in Osaka along with partners K-Opticom, Kanden Energy Solutions and O-BIC.
Japan's NTT DoCoMo laid claim to what it said was the world's first transmission exceeding 1.2 Gbps in a field test using a single-size antenna incorporating a new transmission technology for LTE Advanced systems
In Asia-Pacific, TD-LTE networks will cover more than 53 per cent of the population by 2018, according to a new report from ABI Research.
Belying some beliefs that set-top boxes are going away and adding a bit of intrigue to the whole home entertainment center, consumer electronics giant Sony is on the verge of releasing a set-top PlayStation combo called Vita TV that would offer Web browsing and video streaming from all the usual content sources along with gaming capabilities from Sony's line of PlayStation products.
Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) announced a portable tablet designed for use over 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum and TV white space (TVWS) bands in the 470-710 MHz range.
Japanese broadcasters apparently don't like the idea of televisions that combine broadcast TV with the Internet, so they've blocked commercials for Panasonic's new "smart" television.
Our long national nightmare is nearly over. After months of handwringing, Sprint Nextel's shareholders have approved SoftBank's offer to acquire a controlling 78 percent stake for $21.6 billion, and SoftBank finally has the opportunity to prove that it truly knows how to shake up the U.S. mobile market.
Japan's total mobile infrastructure market skyrocketed 78 percent during 2012, thanks largely to a dedicated push by NTT DoCoMo, KDDI and Softbank to rollout LTE nationwide, according to a report from Infonetics.
Japan's NTT DoCoMo announced an LTE milestone and shared its network expansion plans, which include LTE deployment on new 700 MHz spectrum.
It's probably too early to start sounding Paul Revere alarms that 4K is coming, UltraHD is coming, batten down your networks, the big change is on the horizon. On the other hand, it's never too early to point to what could be the next disruptive technology that will send the service provider community into at least a modicum of, if not full-fledged, turmoil.