More about "Japan"
6G policy planning
Oct 27, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Many 5G policy visions are described as piecemeal, uncoordinated and lacking in actionable measures. 6G policy planning is different. In learning from the past, a number of nations are moving to frame more integrated and comprehensive strategies drawing on a diverse range of stakeholders and leveraging cross-border partnerships. Read more...

6G R&D
Oct 27, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Over the last 12-to-18 months there has been a significant uptake of B5G and 6G R&D initiatives across scores of nations, along with a growing pool of regional and cross-country collaborations. Many of these initiatives involve diverse stakeholder participation and long-term funding models focused on building broad 6G ecosystems. Read more...

Japan
Jun 15, 2021
by Richard Handford

The country’s three established operators – NTT Docomo, KDDI and SoftBank – all launched commercial 5G service in March 2020, while newcomer Rakuten Mobile arrived on the scene six months later. Read more...

Greenfield Open RAN deployments take shape
May 04, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Support for Open RAN and its ecosystem has grown significantly over the last year. 2021 stands as a critical juncture for Open RAN as the achievements of Japan’s Rakuten Mobile’s commercial deployments are closely monitored and as new open RAN-based networks are launched. This Research Note examines Open RAN implementations… Read more...

Open RAN implications for spectrum strategies and government policies
May 04, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Greenfield operators are deploying Open RAN-based networks using frequencies across a range of spectrum bands, including mmWave spectrum. Read more...

Open RAN implications for the wireless industry
May 04, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Are the network economics of traditional 5G networks unsustainable? 5G operators are spending billions of dollars building out networks with increasing operational complexities also adding to costs. At the same time ARPU is languishing. Can Open RAN solve the problem? Read more...

SoftBank
Mar 18, 2021
by Dugie Standeford

Japanese operator SoftBank's priorities revolve around creating a "world where all things, information and minds are connected." It remains focused on high-altitude platforms for the Internet of Things and 5G, but is also investing in artificial intelligence (AI), augmented and virtual reality, robots and other cutting-edge technologies. Read more...

NTT Docomo
Mar 18, 2021
by Dugie Standeford

NTT DOCOMO is Japan's largest telecommunications company, now serving over 80 million customers, as of its 2020 annual report, with advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide LTE network and an LTE-Advanced network. It plans to roll out 5G networks in the 2020s. Read more...

The unravelling story of Huawei equipment bans
Jan 21, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

While led by the US, many nations in Europe, and to a lesser degree the Asia Pacific, have moved to ban equipment from Huawei and ZTE. Many of these actions fall short of outright bans, although measures such as strict security requirements and increased government intervention powers effectively constitute de… Read more...

International sanctions against Huawei
Jan 21, 2021
by PolicyTracker

This table shows the actions taken against Huawei in 40 countries. Read more...