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NTT DoCoMo, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Fujitsu, NEC, Nokia and Samsung all lining up to make 5G a reality in Japan


NTT DoCoMo announced that it is working with leading telecommunications companies to make 5G reality in Japan. As part of the effort, the operator is teaming-up with Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Fujitsu, NEC, Nokia and Samsung to conduct experimental trials of emerging 5G mobile communications technologies. Specifically, the firms will explore the potential to exploit frequency bands…

Lenovo acquires patents from NEC

Lenovo acquires patents from NEC

At one point we thought that Lenovo could acquire NEC. Apparently, the Chinese firm isn’t looking for the Japanese company’s handset portfolio, but its patents. We’ve no information how much Lenovo paid for the privilege, but we do know they got NEC’s 3,800+ patent families filed in numerous countries around the world. The portfolio includes…

NEC makes technology to quickly estimate mobile network speeds

NEC makes technology to quickly estimate mobile network speeds

NEC has developed a new technology that can estimate the transmission speed of internet and mobile network communications, while consuming significantly less bandwidth in the testing phase. In order to provide quality rich-media services for users, content providers and carriers are required to maintain detailed control of data transmission and adjust traffic volumes based on…

NEC Pulls Out Of Smartphone Market, Will Continue Feature Phone and Tablet Development


NEC has announced that it is pulling out of the smartphone business today, citing a downward slide in smartphone sales in an increasingly competitive smartphone market. NEC will still continue to produce tablets, and is focusing on its “Social Solutions Business,” which focuses on information and communications technologies. The company will still support recently released…

AT&T unveils NEC Terrain – rugged, QWERTY keyboard-equipped Android ICS smartphone

AT&T unveils NEC Terrain

AT&T announced the addition of NEC Terrain to its portfolio of business-ready devices. The ruggedized smartphone comes with a scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass screen and “sturdy core construct” that exceeds the military specifications (MIL-810G) for shock distribution, allowing it to work even in the toughest working conditions. Specs wise, the Terrain sports a full QWERTY…

Lenovo confirms JV talks with NEC

NEC will stop making smartphones after failing to make a deal with Lenovo

Lenovo is indeed talking to NEC over a smartphone joint venture that could potentially help the Chinese company reach new markets. At the same time, NEC — which has been losing money lately — could get some reward for all the hard work its engineers put into making some of the world’s coolest devices like…

Lenovo looking to buy NEC’s mobile phone division?

Lenovo looking to buy NEC's mobile phone division?

Japanese handset makers have seen better days. Just when we reported that Panasonic may be looking for a buyer for its mobile phone business, another company has apparently also found itself in the same position. It’s NEC, which may be in talks to sell its mobile phone division to Lenovo as we speak. The Japanese…

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