At last, some relief for Juergen: this story is dated
February 25th. After so much news from the
distant past, finally some news from the future.
Things are pretty weird when you have stories
talking about how Japan is depending on i-mode
propagating abroad to salve its bruised national
----- Original Message -----
From: "Graham Brown" <gbrown_at_wirelessworldforum.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 6:03 PM
Subject: (keitai-l) TIME: Deflating DoCoMo
> Article in Time Asia today. FEBRUARY 25, 2002 VOL.159 NO.7
> "Deflating DoCoMo"
> Looks like DoCoMo's honeymoon with the press may be heading for a Narita
> "...DoCoMo no longer sparkles as one of the few diamonds in Japan's rough
> The soundings come pre-launch of imode in April and end FY01. One expects
> repeat of the $2billion write-down that they were reluctantly forced to
> on KPN. March 31st may seem similar announcements for AT&T.
> Time is one of the few pubs that shape the "mainstream" (remember not so
> ago Matsunaga was beaming on the front page). DoCoMo's recent bond issue
> (http://www.appelsiini.net/keitai-l/archives/2002-02/0182.html) and
> future float on FTSE/NYSE relies on positive PR.
> It's all exciting stuff though as the drama escalates ...
> "DoCoMo is our flag bearer. If the company takes its time getting into the
> global arena, we will lose our lead to American or other foreign
> Without that kind of commitment from Japanese companies, our economy will
> never recover."
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Received on Wed Feb 20 06:45:30 2002