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metaps ad platform receives US1.3M funding

Smartphone app monetisation platform metaps has secured an additional US$1.3 million in Series A funding to the US$4.2 million it raised in December last year

Report: Fujitsu eyeing international device expansion

Japanese electronics company Fujitsu is planning to launch smartphones and tablets in Europe, growing its business outside of its home market, the Financial Times reports.

KDDI set to launch ‘first’ NFC service in Japan

Japanese mobile operator KDDI is to launch the country’s first internationally-recognised NFC service before the …

KDDI to use CSFB for launch of LTE voice services

Japanese number two operator KDDI will offer voice services via Circuit Switched Fallback (CSFB) technology from vendor Nokia Siemens Networks when it launches LTE data services towards the end of next year.

KDDI reports 5% net profit increase

Japanese number two operator KDDI has reported a 4.8 percent year-on-year increase in net profit for the quarter ending September 2011

Nokia set to bow out of Japanese market

Reports originating from Japanese publication Nikkei said that Nokia is to close its final operations in Japan at the end of August 2011, following its failure to generate a significant presence in the competitive market.

SKT inks China Mobile app deal; Japanese launch planned

South Korean operator SK Telecom announced a deal which will see its T Store content and apps sold in a “shop within a shop” within Mobile Market, the app store of China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile operator.

Overseas vendors improve in Japan

Figures from research firm Strategy Analytics showed that Samsung has landed a place in the top four handset makers in Japan for the first time, aided by the growth of smartphones in the country.

TEPCO still mulling KDDI sale

Reuters reports that Japanese power company TEPCO has not decided whether to sell its stake in KDDI, the country’s number-two mobile operator.

Wireless City Planning gets go ahead in Japan

Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has approved an application by Wireless City Planning to deploy basestations using the 2.5GHz spectrum band.