Information & Communications Technology

NTT Docomo to offer low-priced 5G smartphones

Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo will introduce a new line of low-priced 5G smartphones by the end of the year as it tries to attract more subscribers, a top company official revealed Thursday.

Japan materials makers scramble to tap 5G bonanza

Japan's materials makers are pouring money into development and output of cutting-edge products essential to the expanded use of 5G -- the next generation mobile communication standard -- including substances that cut signal loss and devices to facilitate data transmission in high-frequency bands.

Mizuho and SoftBank to offer loans and stock trades via smartphone

Mizuho Financial Group will partner with SoftBank Group in the latest move in Japan to provide financial services to smartphone users, Nikkei has learned. The two companies, through the tech giant's payment unit PayPay, will offer services including making personal loans using credit scores as well as stock trading.

Next generation technologies offer 'new normal' after pandemic

Conversations on next generation technologies were largely hypothetical only a few months ago, but the potential of 5G networks, quantum computing and location services are being tested in real-time as a way to contend with the coronavirus pandemic and to adjust to the 'new normal' that it has forced upon us.