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(keitai-l) Re: DoCoMo 3G: Delayed

From: JAPON.NET <web_at_japon.net>
Date: 04/24/01
Message-ID: <B70B7F24.2784%web_at_japon.net>
Technical Issues are there.
Market Reasons here are:
- Nice to give more time to the 503i series which are popular = money
making.
- No need to rush when today's version of 3G =  M-Stage Visual/Music on 64K
band is not findind overwhelming demand. (And on this DoCoMo is already
running a few hundred "monitors" = "friendly users")



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on 01.4.24 4:33 PM, Vittorio Nicolardi at vnicolardi_at_izogud.com wrote:
> Tuesday April 24, 10:22 AM
> NTT DoCoMo Denies Delay In 3G Rollout; Launch On May 30
> http://sg.biz.yahoo.com/010424/15/nkqw.html
>> Kuwahata said DoCoMo will launch an "introductory" 3G service at the end of
> May, to make sure that the initial phase of the service operates without
>> communications glitches and software bugs. "We are aiming to provide a
> 100%-guaranteed service to the public," he said.
>> DoCoMo then plans to steadily expand the "introductory" 3G service until
> the end of September, and launch a full-fledged commercial service in
> October, >Kuwahata said.
> 
> Is this a nice way to to say they are delaying?
> I have experieced this "non commercial" introduction of services many times.
> I the start ups where I was working that meant that we where not really
> ready to launch (insufficient coverage, serious problems in the billing
> system...) I bet they will offer foma to "friendly users" and that there
> will be no way to get a foma phone before October...
> 
> Vittorio
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "JAPON.NET" <web_at_japon.net>
> Sent: Monday, April 23, 2001 11:45 PM
> Subject: (keitai-l) DoCoMo 3G: Delayed
>> 
>> Just from early morning Japanese TV (6: 36AM TV Tokyo)
>> 
>> DoCoMo is delaying the launch of 3G until the Fall.
>> (Japanese news sites not updated yet)
>> 
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