On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 03:21:41 -0800 (PST), Ken Chang <carigate_at_yahoo.com> wrote:
> actually Vodafone.jp was in a better position to cooperate with JR
> (because they used to be JR-Phone) but they gave up the opportunity.
Actually, the tricky thing about Felica has always been working out
licensing with Sony, not with any kind of negotiation with JR. I was
not involved with our negotiations, but am friends with one of those
who worked on the DoCoMo effort, and can tell you that the technology
has been ready for awhile, it has been the business aspects that
slowed things down. Because Sony and DoCoMo jointly formed the Felica
mobile company that licenses Felica technology for use in mobile
phones (don't remember what it is called), from a business standpoint
it has probably been more difficult for us than DoCoMo, despite
traditionally close ties with JR (which have dwindled, by the way, to
little more than the fact that there are still people who work for us
who used to work for JR, and the same with Nissan, our other founding
> the right thing to do. hope we can see more Vodafone.jp initiatives
> to compete in the Japanese market, than they being forced to follow
> others in the last minute.
I hope so, too!
Received on Sun Feb 27 09:58:48 2005