DoCoMo selects Motorola, NEC and Fujitsu for super 3G network

20 Nov 2006

Japan’s leading mobile operator by subscribers, NTT DoCoMo, has selected Motorola and NEC Corp to supply handsets for its so-called ‘super 3G network’, while Fujitsu Ltd will supply the necessary base station controllers, an industry source said. Last week DoCoMo Technology Inc President Kouta Kinoshita confirmed that the mobile operator had selected equipment vendors for the network, but he did not disclose the names of the companies involved. DoCoMo plans to have the super 3G network ready by around 2009. Kinoshita said the operator intends to spend less on the super 3G network than it had on its 3G infrastructure. The cellco has spent a total of JPY2.8 trillion (USD23.8 billion) on UMTS in the past six years, he added.

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