Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Wednesday, May 21 including the increase of smartwatch shipments in Q1, VoLTE's role in growth of carrier VoIP and IMS revenues, FCC Commissioner Pai's stance on rules for restricting carriers from deploying small cells and DAS, the majority of time spent on a mobile phone is on apps and an enterprise mobility management firm's expansion in Japan.
NTT DoCoMo unveiled at the Mobile World Congress a machine-to-machine, or perhaps mammal-to-machine, product that uses a thermal sensor attached to a pregnant cow to monitor whether the cow is about to give birth in order to reduce calf mortality.
Japan's dominant mobile phone carrier NTT DoCoMo has lost market share to rivals Softbank and KDDI over the last couple of years, primarily as a result of defections from users looking for iPhones.
NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest wireless carrier with 60 million subscribers, may be set to offer Apple's iPhone in Japan, according to comments made by a company official in a recent interview.
The wireless industry is finally deploying 4G networks on a large scale to provide mobile broadband capabilities. But the industry is already demonstrating 5G speeds, and Samsung, Ericsson, and NTT DoCoMo are the early leaders, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.
Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo will bid up to $290 million in cash to acquire Italian mobile content provider Buongiorno, a 14.5 percent premium to Friday's closing prices. Thirteen-year-old Buongiorno
NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest mobile operator, will collaborate with Chinese search giant Baidu to distribute mobile content targeting the Chinese subscriber market. Baidu will assume an 80 percent
Twitter will collaborate with Japanese operator giant NTT DoCoMo to develop new applications integrating social media and search services into smartphones and feature phones. DoCoMo said it will add
A Japanese government advisory panel said it favors operator giant NTT DoCoMo's proposal to run a next-generation mobile broadcasting service based on ISDB-Tmm technology, shooting down carrier
Wireless technology firm NextWave Wireless will sell the remaining 65 percent equity interest in its PacketVideo mobile multimedia solutions unit to Japanese operator giant NTT DoCoMo for $111.6