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.
Japanese operator NTT Docomo and five regional vendors are teaming up to produce new LTE chipsets for mobile devices. The group, which includes Fujitsu, Fujitsu Semiconductor, NEC, Panasonic Mobile Communications and Samsung Electronics, plans to establish its joint venture company by the end of March 2012.
Panasonic is looking to expand its devices business outside of its home market of Japan.
Japanese consumer electronics giant Panasonic is reported to be planning the launch of smartphones for its home market, building on its existing position as a supplier of mass-market devices to operators including NTT DoCoMo.