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Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

SoftBank starts field trial for 5G MEC using SRv6 MUP

January 16, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

Japanese telco SoftBank announced it has initiated field trials for 5G multi-access edge computing (MEC) utilizing the segment routing IPv6 mobile user plane (SRv6 MUP) technology, the carrier said in a release. SoftBank said that the technology enables an “easy […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

KDDI, Cisco and Fujitsu start operation of metro network in Japan

November 1, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Japanese telco KDDI, Cisco Systems and Fujitsu announced the recent launch of operations of a metro, regional network that combines the IP layer network and optical transmission layer network for streamlined operations. In a release, Fujitsu explained that the metro […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

NTT, Chunghwa Telecom partner on international network initiative

October 27, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Japan’s NTT Corporation and Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom Co. have entered a partnership around the Innovative Optical and Wireless Network (IOWN) concept, which promotes the use of photonics technologies to develop high-speed, high-capacity network and information processing infrastructure. According to its […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

Rakuten Mobile’s 4G infra reaches 98% of Japanese population

February 15, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Japanese operator Rakuten Mobile said its 4G network reached 98% of the country’s population as of the end of the most recent quarter. The telco said it had expected to reach a population coverage of 99% with its 4G in […]


News

KDDI starts deployment of 5G Open vRAN sites in Japan

January 25, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Japanese operator KDDI announced that, in cooperation with Samsung Electronics and Fujitsu, it initiated commercial deployment of O-RAN-compliant 5G Open Virtual Radio Access Network (Open vRAN) sites in Osaka, Japan. “The expansion of 5G services promises a variety of exciting […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

Rakuten gets approval for AST SpaceMobile testing in Japan

November 18, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Rakuten Mobile announced this week that it has obtained preliminary licenses from Japanese regulators to begin testing direct-to-mobile satellite communication. The company said it is working with satellite maker AST SpaceMobile and its recently launched BlueWalker 3 satellite to provide […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

Rakuten Mobile to launch services using the 700MHz band in 2024

November 14, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Japanese mobile operator Rakuten Mobile aims to start using spectrum in the so-called platinum band (800/900 MHz) in March 2024 to provide mobile telephony services in the country, the telco’s CEO Tareq Amin recently told a conference call with investors. […]


Internet, Modern Media

Finnish Oulu University, Japan’s NICT to work on future 6G tech

September 16, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The University of Oulu in Finland and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) of Japan have agreed on collaboration in the ICT field, particularly with respect to “beyond 5G” and 6G technologies. The agreement was signed during […]


Internet, Modern Media

NTT DoCoMo taps Nokia for RF planning

September 13, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Nokia announced that it has deployed its artificial intelligence (AI) radio frequency (RF) capacity planning software for Japanese telco NTT DoCoMo with the aim of improving the efficiency of the latter’s 5G network and to speed up RF planning. In […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

Rakuten Mobile announces Open vRAN lab in Japan

August 25, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Japanese operator Rakuten Mobile announced the opening of a lab in which the telco says it utilizes all the technologies and experiences it has gained through the deployment of its Open vRAN network in Japan. In a release, Rakuten Mobile […]


Internet, Modern Media

SoftBank, Kyocera demo backhaul system using 5G mmWave

July 14, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Japanese operator SoftBank and compatriot company Kyocera conducted a backhaul system verification test utilizing the millimeter-wave band allocated to SoftBank for 5G services. In a release, the telco said that the test was conducted using SoftBank base stations located in […]


Internet, Modern Media

Engineers connect Japan and Europe via space-enabled 5G links

June 9, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Engineers have connected Japan and Europe via space-enabled, next-generation 5G telecommunication links for the first time, the European Space Agency (ESA) said in a release. The agency noted that the possibility of switching smoothly between terrestrial 5G connections and satellites […]


Internet, Modern Media

Japan seeks to cover 95% of local population with 5G in two years: report

April 4, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The government of Japan aims to triple the availability of 5G services in the country over the next two years, Japanese press reported. Local TV channel NHK World reported that the government’s plan is to cover 95% of the Japanese […]


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NTT Docomo selects NEC for 5G Standalone deployment in Japan

December 22, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

Japanese tech company NEC said it has provided packet core and base stations for the 5G Standalone (SA) services that compatriot operator NTT Docomo launched commercially earlier this month. NEC noted that its 5G core for Standalone architecture helps create […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

SoftBank launches 5G Standalone services in Japan

October 20, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

Japanese operator SoftBank announced that it has started to offer 5G Standalone services in conjunction with the sale of its new 5G-compatible SoftBank Air terminal, called “Air Terminal 5”. With this new launch, SoftBank claims to be the first carrier […]


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NTT DoCoMo 5G launch date is just days ahead of competitors

March 18, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

Beginning March 25, Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo will begin commercial 5G service in an initial 150 locations, and if that date is met, it will be the first to launch the next-gen technology in Japan. According to the company, […]


Networks & Systems

Mobile Network Infrastructure Sharing in Japan over Electric Power Infrastructure

March 27, 2019

Via: The 3G4G Blog

TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power COmpany) Power Grid, Incorporated, KDDI CORPORATION, SoftBank Corp. and Rakuten Mobile Network, Inc. announced that the four companies have reached an agreement to collaborate on trials of base station site and equipment sharing utilizing TEPCO PG’s […]


Broadcast, News

Researchers advance software-defined radio technology

December 30, 2015

Via: Phys.org

The field of ‘software-defined radio’ (SDR) technology, a wireless communications system implemented by means of software on a computer to replicate the work of traditional hardware, has potential in future cognitive radio systems. Advantages of SDRs include the ability to […]