DoCoMo has chosen Motorola Inc. and NEC Corp. to supply handsets for its so-called super 3G network, an industry source said. The source said Fujitsu Ltd. would supply the base stations for the network, which is an upgrade to DoCoMo’s existing 3G infrastructure. DoCoMo Technology Inc. President Kouta Kinoshita told a news conference earlier this week that the mobile operator had selected equipment vendors for the network in October, but he did not provide their names.
For its existing 3G network, DoCoMo buys its network equipment from a range of suppliers including NEC, Fujitsu and Swedish maker Ericsson. Kinoshita said DoCoMo would spend less on the super 3G network than it had on its existing 3G network. DoCoMo has spent a total of 2.8 trillion yen ($23.8 billion) on its 3G network in the past six years, he said. Continue >>