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A week in Japanese tech

Telecommunications
- Nippon Telegraph Telephone expects to double its group operating profit in the next three years. NTT says cost-cutting and new mobile services will help drive the companyƆs profits. However, the telecom giant did not point to any specific restructuring plans that the market had been looking for. NTT, parent of mobile operator NTT DoCoMo, is targeting strong performance in the mobile market, as well as new customers for its optical-fiber-network services.

- NEC, Matsushita Electric Industrial, KDDI and Japan Telecom will set up a joint venture to provide Internet-access services. The new company, to be launched in June, is expected to provide Internet service...


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