Top Japan, China, S Korea mobile firms join forces

Japan's top mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo said Wednesday it had tied up with China Mobile and South Korea's KT Corporation to boost its rapidly growing smartphone business and international roaming.

Tokyo: Japan's top mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo said Wednesday it had tied up with China Mobile and South Korea's KT Corporation to boost its rapidly growing smartphone business and international roaming.
     
NTT DoCoMo Inc has established "a broad-based business tie-up" with China's largest mobile operator and the South Korean firm, the Japanese carrier said in a statement, as it searches for new business in Northeast Asia.
     
DoCoMo has been looking to expand abroad in search of growth overseas, away from Japan's saturated telecoms market.
     
A business cooperation committee to be set up by the three companies will consider further opportunities for collaboration.
     
The committee will look particularly at "dramatic changes occurring in the mobile market, including the further globalisation of corporate activities and the sharply rising popularity of smartphones," DoCoMo said.
     
Specific areas to be looked at also include international roaming, enterprise services and mobile network technologies.

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