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NTT DoCoMo to use fuel cells at base stations

The Japanese mobile carrier plans to use fuel cells at its cellphone base stations as emergency power sources in the event of a disaster, and will select other base stations by the end of 2013.

August 19, 2013 by Ellyne Phneah


Renesas closing game console chip plant

Japanese chipmaker will close its Tsuruoka plant that makes chips for Nintendo game consoles and other consumer electronics, following failed efforts to find a buyer for the facility.

August 2, 2013 by Ellyne Phneah


KDDI wins Wi-Fi spectrum in Japan

Japanese government allocates 2500MHz spectrum to KDDI because it offers better utilization plans for frequency assets inside buildings and tunnels. Softbank lodges petition against decision, with its president "prepared to die" to voice its objections.

July 29, 2013 by Ellyne Phneah

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