A week in Japan tech
- Japan's internet access providers had a combined 9,397,426 broadband subscribers as of the end of March, more than double the 3,861,195 figure of a year ago, the telecom ministry in a preliminary report. The surge is due mainly to aggressive promotional campaigns by broadband operators, such as waiving charges on new contracts for an initial period, according to officials at the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications.
- Japan's top mobile phone carrier DoCoMo said it had sold more than 10 million picture-taking handsets in 11 months, overtaking rival J-Phone. The product, which...