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Can NANCY Beat MPEG?Does MPEG 4 have the wireless video industry all wrapped up.. Maybe not.

J-Phone is using the NANCY codec for Movie Sha Mail, and this week we visited Office Noa, the company that developed NANCY and hear their CEO plans to beat MPEG at its own game.

Cathay Pacific Wireless Strategy

Cathay Pacific Wireless StrategyThere’s only one airline with a 3G-optimized, bilingual, B2C presence on all three of Japan’s wireless webs, and it isn’t even a Japanese carrier!

Join us for an exclusive, in-depth profile of Cathay Pacific’s consumer-facing wireless strategy and find out why a foreign airline is spending so much to get mobilized in Japan.

Japan's Wireless VC Scene

Japan's Wireless VC SceneThis week, Wireless Watch Japan sits down for coffee with Drew Freyman, Tokyo pointman for Nokia Venture Partners, a VC fund targeting the wireless space. We ask “Can Japanese wireless service providers follow DoCoMo overseas?”

Hint: NVP has yet to place an investment in Japan… Gulp!

Coming Soon… 4G

Coming Soon... 4GDr. Masayuki Fujise from Yokosuka Research Park’s Communications Research Labs talks about the Intelligent Transport System and a fiber-optic-based road-to-vehicle wireless system that will stream multi-megabyte files to your car in under 10 minutes.

Wireless connections at fiber speed to your car by 2010 😎

Eye-Candy… Mobile Video Phones

Eye-Candy... Mobile Video PhonesIt’s March, and on Japan’s wireless webs, it’s video season. We show you exclusive clips of KDDI/Au’s new EZmovie system and take a look at the latest videoconferencing and video-download services on J-Phone and NTT DoCoMo. Wireless entrepreneur and ex-Packet Video man-in-the-know David Collier joins us for Q&A on mobile video in Japan.

MVNO = B-Mobile

MVNO = B-MobileOne thing Japan’s carriers don’t do terribly well: sell wireless data and IT services to the enterprise. But then there are mobile ‘virtual’ network operators.

We speak with Dr. Seiji Sanda about his MVNO, his new v100 data card service, and implications for GSM/GPRS operators everywhere.