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    1. FT Tech Hub

      July 22, 2014

      Five things to watch in Apple's Q3 results

      After the market closes on Tuesday, Apple releases its third quarter earnings for the three months to the end of June. Its...

    2. beyondbrics

      April 25, 2014

      India elections: daily wrap

      A busy week with voting in Mumbai, India’s commercial capital. And to mark that beyondbrics has a post on the politics of...

    1. April 25, 2014

      NTT to end ailing Tata-DoCoMo venture

      NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s biggest mobile group by market share, is ending its ailing TataDoCoMo joint venture with India’s Tata...

    2. October 31, 2013

      SoftBank closes in on rival NTT as Japan’s most profitable telco

      SoftBank is closing in on rival NTT DoCoMo as Japan’s most profitable telecoms group, its latest quarterly results show – an...

    3. September 11, 2013

      DoCoMo iPhone move set to dial up competition

      NTT DoCoMo, the last iPhone holdout in Japan’s $200bn telecoms market, has caved in and joined the Apple party, setting the...

    4. September 11, 2013

      China Mobile: who needs Apple?

      Pah! Who needs an iPhone, anyway? Another launch from Apple has passed without a deal for China Mobile to sell its handsets....

    5. September 10, 2013

      Apple pays a price for cost of new iPhone

      The launch of two new iPhones next week will help Apple reach a total of 700m iOS devices sold by next month, Tim Cook...

    6. July 3, 2013

      Japan’s NTT DoCoMo looks abroad for telecoms acquisitions

      NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s biggest mobile phone company by subscribers, is weighing acquisitions overseas as it seeks to keep pace...

    7. May 9, 2013

      Dish and SoftBank trade blows over Sprint

      The billionaire telecoms moguls fighting for control of Sprint Nextel continued their public spat on Thursday, with Charlie...

    8. April 16, 2013

      Dish turns Sprint race into long haul test

      Charlie Ergen’s move to snatch Sprint Nextel from the grasp of Japan’s Masayoshi Son has set the stage for a potential...

    9. April 3, 2013

      India benefits from Japan Inc shift

      As Indian finance minister Palaniappan Chidambaram wraps up an investment promotion trip to Tokyo on Wednesday, he has...

    10. January 16, 2013

      Advertisers turn silver into gold

      An earnest, 20-something American woman leans into the camera, saying she made her parents sign up for Facebook accounts...

    11. October 29, 2012

      Tokyo stocks end flat on mixed data

      Tokyo stocks ended flat on Monday after a mixed bag of earnings, including a disappointing outlook from Honda and hopes of a...

    12. October 19, 2012

      Masayoshi Son, mobile’s gambler

      As a student at the University of California, Berkeley, Masayoshi Son decided to earn his own living expenses by inventing a...

    13. April 2, 2012

      Japanese exporters remain gloomy

      A weaker yen and soaring Japanese stock market have failed to dent Japanese exporters’ pessimism about their outlook and...

    14. February 2, 2012

      Indian court revokes 122 mobile licences

      India’s congested telecoms market is poised for shake-up after the 122 mobile telephone licences awarded in 2008 by...

    15. December 5, 2011

      Robotics: Androids close the gap with people

      Misunderstandings are a perennial problem in telephone conversations, as so much of normal communication is done through...

    16. beyondbrics

      October 26, 2011

      Philippine mobile: a two-horse race

      Those with fast fingers in the world’s texting capital now have a choice of just two mobile providers after Philippines’...

    17. August 8, 2011

      Schincariol bid raises questions for Japan Inc

      Schincariol is not Japan Inc’s first brush with tough acquisitions. Three years before Kirin, the Japanese beer group,...

    18. July 27, 2011

      Juniper shares tumble 20% on weak results

      Shares in Juniper Networks fell by more than 20 per cent in early trading after the US-based manufacturer of advanced...

    19. June 15, 2011

      English classes are the new goldrush

      In my first job, as an English teacher in the Greek port of Piraeus, I discovered the students had found the key to the...

    20. April 25, 2011

      Tokyo braces for hot sticky summer

      If Shintaro Ishihara has his way, people in Tokyo will lose a convenient way to cool off in the sweltering heat this summer....

    21. March 21, 2011

      India: Writing is on the wall

      Graffiti in New Delhi in the aftermath of the Commonwealth Games that the city hosted last year amid controversy....

    22. March 15, 2011

      Handling disasters and company websites

      How important is your website in an emergency? The Japanese earthquake has jolted me into looking at this again, though it...

    23. March 10, 2011

      Smartphone wake-up call for Japan

      Japan’s mobile phone market – one of the largest and most structurally unusual – is facing change as the rapid spread of...

    24. March 3, 2011

      Russian operators seal 4G network deal

      Four of Russia’s largest mobile telecoms operators have agreed a deal that will see them share the roll-out of a high-speed...

    25. February 13, 2011

      Network technology: Users will have to wait for the 4G revolution

      When Apple launched its 3G iPhone in 2008, few could have predicted the impact the device would have on the mobile phone...

    26. February 13, 2011

      Japanese equities rising in the fashion stakes

      After years of neglect, Japanese equities are trendy as investors expect they will reap the benefits as global inflation...

    27. December 19, 2010

      Telenor urges clean-up of India rules

      Telenor has warned India that its unpredictable regulatory environment risks deterring foreign investment after the...

    28. November 30, 2010

      Endangered species of phone makers forced to evolve

      To understand the danger posed to Japan’s mobile phone makers by the “Galápagos syndrome”, consider the fate of the land...

    29. November 19, 2010

      India vows action over licensing breaches

      India’s telecoms ministry said on Friday it would take punitive action against any telecom company that breached licensing...

    30. July 7, 2010

      DoCoMo platform to mimic Apple’s

      NTT DoCoMo is to launch an Apple-style application platform for its mass market “i-mode” mobile handsets, a move seen as a...

    31. June 12, 2010

      Fujitsu and Toshiba discuss handset units merger

      Fujitsu and Toshiba are negotiating to merge their mobile handset businesses, people familiar with the matter said yesterday...

    32. June 11, 2010

      Fujitsu and Toshiba in handset merger talks

      Fujitsu and Toshiba are negotiating to merge their mobile handset businesses, people familiar with the matter said on Friday...

    33. May 30, 2010

      Rival tablets ready to bite into iPad lead

      Supplies of the iPad have been limited but the low-priced rivals are expected to be plentiful The international launch of...

    34. May 18, 2010

      Japan leads way with coupons

      Consumers in Japan have used their mobile phones as shopping tools for the better part of a decade, and their experiences...

    35. May 17, 2010

      Mobiles deployed to entice shoppers

      Scanned: consumers are using quick response codes to look up information on potential purchases and get digital money-off...

    36. May 11, 2010

      Lombard Live: Everything going nowhere

      It’s five days since the election and Britain’s political parties haven’t even started to consider what possible coalitions...

    37. April 29, 2010

      Bharti profit falls as Indian mobile competition bites

      Bharti Airtel yesterday reported its first decline in net profit for three years, highlighting competition in the home...

    38. April 28, 2010

      Bharti profit falls as competition bites

      Bharti Airtel on Wednesday reported its first decline in net profit for three years, highlighting competition in the home...

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