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Entner: A Japanese reality check for Sprint and SoftBank

When I first became a wireless analyst, Japan was portrayed as an almost mythical wireless wonderland where everything was perfect and so much better than the unenlightened and backward countries not enjoying the mobile data and mobile handset miracles from the land of the rising sun. NTT DoCoMo was the most visible prophet of the Japanese way of wireless and it put its money mouth was. Now, Japan is again being portrayed to us as a land where wireless magic is reality. But is this really the case?

NTT could get permission to offer wireline/wireless bundle discounts

Japan's communications ministry may lift the ban on former state-run incumbent telco NTT, giving it the ability to offer discounts for wireline and wireless service bundles, reports  Nikkei Asian Review.

App Annie: Japan overtakes U.S. in app store revenue

Japan has knocked the United States out of the No. 1 spot in terms of monthly app store revenue, according to a new report from App Annie. The analytics firm's latest report showed Japan nearing $350 million in combined revenue across iOS and Google Play in October.

Equinix enhances Japan presence with new Osaka data center

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.

DoCoMo's Smart Vertical MIMO achieves 1.2 Gbps with single-size antenna

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

ABI: TD-LTE to cover more than 50% of Asian population by 2018

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.

Accenture constructing Japan ICT center

Accenture has won a deal to design an ICT laboratory that will be the centerpiece for the University of Aizu Revitalization Center in Japan.   The Revitalization Center w

Sony box ready to challenge Apple, Google, MVPD units

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 NICT parades Android-based tablet for TV white space

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 block Panasonic smart TV ad

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.