NTT DoCoMo, Inc. (DCM) - NYSE
  • Dec. 31, 2012, 10:17 AM
    Samsung (SSNLF.PK) is about to significantly expand its Silicon Valley ops: the electronics giant is building a 1.1M square foot sales and R&D center in San Jose, just a stone's throw away from Apple and Google, as well as opening other local facilities. Samsung has already made huge commitments for its Austin, TX facilities. Separately, the Daily Yomiuri reports Samsung will begin selling smartphones based on its Tizen OS (developed with Intel) to NTT DoCoMo (DCM) in 2013.
    | Dec. 31, 2012, 10:17 AM | 1 Comment
  • Dec. 7, 2012, 11:24 AM

    Some Asian Apple (AAPL -1.8%) news: 1) The iPad Mini has launched to sparse crowds in China. The regular iPad controlled 71% of the Chinese tablet market in Q3, according to Analysys. 2) China Unicom (CHU) took over 200K iPhone 5 pre-orders in its first 2 days of availability. Unicom is fully subsidizing the phone to those who make a $947 deposit. 3) NTT DoCoMo (DCM) is facing more pressure to strike an iPhone deal (previous): the top Japanese carrier lost 40.8K subs in November to rivals SoftBank and KDDI. Apple's Japanese sales rose 113% Y/Y in FQ4.

    | Dec. 7, 2012, 11:24 AM | 7 Comments
  • Nov. 19, 2012, 5:57 AM

    Nokia Siemens Networks (NOK, SI) and Ballard Power (BLDP) are developing mobile-infrastructure equipment that uses fuel cell technology to ensure that networks keep operating during power blackouts. The product has been received statutory approval in Japan, and been evaluated by NTT Docomo (DCM). (PR)

    | Nov. 19, 2012, 5:57 AM
  • Oct. 31, 2012, 8:37 AM

    Spectra Energy (SE) agrees to acquire a one-third interest in the Sand Hills and Southern Hills pipelines now under construction by DCP Midstream (DCM). SE, Phillips 66 (PSX) and DCM each would own a one-third interest in the pipelines and will equally fund the remaining capital expenditures through completion. SE's total investment in the two projects is expected at $700M-$800M.

    | Oct. 31, 2012, 8:37 AM
  • Oct. 26, 2012, 12:49 PM

    Apple (AAPL -2.6%) is now seeing a decent post-earnings selloff. Aside from the margin issues, the Street is likely concerned about Apple's relatively soft European and Asia-Pac performance. Europe and China's macro problems are one reason, but in light of Samsung's Q3 smartphone sales and recent market share data (I, II), Android competition could be another. U.S. and Japanese sales grew much faster thanks to iPhone share gains - could the Japanese gains finally lead to a deal with NTT DoCoMo? (more) (transcript)

    | Oct. 26, 2012, 12:49 PM | 45 Comments
  • Oct. 24, 2012, 10:34 AM

    Amazon (AMZN) finally enters the Japanese e-reader and tablet markets: the company just opened a Japanese Kindle store featuring over 50K e-books, and says the Kindle Paperwhite, Fire, and Fire HD will be available at local retail chains. A deal with NTT DoCoMo (DCM) will allow 3G Paperwhite users to receive free mobile data services. Amazon, whose Japanese launch was held up by squabbles with publishers, is joining a crowded market.

    | Oct. 24, 2012, 10:34 AM
  • Aug. 21, 2012, 11:02 AM

    Nokia (NOK) now has a 59% share of the global Windows Phone (MSFT) user base, per app analytics firm Localytics. This compares with 21% for HTC, and 13% for Android giant Samsung. However, IDC recently estimated WP only had a 3.5% share of global smartphone sales in Q2. comScore just pegged WP's share of the Japanese smartphone base at 3%, compared with 64% for Android (GOOG) and (impressively, given top carrier DCM still doesn't sell it) 32% for the iPhone (AAPL).

    | Aug. 21, 2012, 11:02 AM | 5 Comments
  • Aug. 1, 2012, 12:55 PM
    NTT DoCoMo (DCM), Fujitsu, and NEC have formed a JV (majority-owned by Fujisu) that will develop 3G/4G baseband chips. The JV, which aims to reduce the companies' dependence on baseband leader Qualcomm (QCOM), comes 4 months after a partnership that also featured Samsung and Panasonic unraveled. Qualcomm and its giant R&D budget have weathered a few similar challenges in the past.
    | Aug. 1, 2012, 12:55 PM
  • Jul. 13, 2012, 6:45 PM
    Baidu (BIDU) is forming a Chinese mobile content distribution JV with NTT DoCoMo (DCM). DoCoMo is investing $22.5M to obtain a 20% stake in the JV, whose first offerings will be games and related services from Japanese developer DeNA. A JV between Baidu and Japan's Rakuten recently unraveled, and the company's international moves generally haven't gone well. But the DoCoMo tie-up does play into Baidu's efforts to build a strong mobile developer ecosystem.
    | Jul. 13, 2012, 6:45 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 6, 2012, 11:30 AM

    More from Jefferies on Apple: Misek also predicts Apple will sell 30M iPhones in the June quarter (more than some expect), and thinks production is steady at 28M-32M (if accurate, that's a positive for iPhone component suppliers). He also doubts Euro carriers will follow the lead of Telefonica's (TEF) Spanish unit in eliminating phone subsidies, given the share losses that resulted, and expects NTT DoCoMo (DCM) to eventually carry the iPhone, in spite of statements to the contrary.

    | Jun. 6, 2012, 11:30 AM
  • May 17, 2012, 9:07 AM

    Though China Mobile says it's in talks to carry the iPhone, Japan's NTT DoCoMo (DCM), which has over 60M subscribers, says it still has no plans to do so, citing an inability to offer some of its services on Apple's (AAPL) device. The WSJ previously claimed talks had stalled over Apple's purchase requirements, and DoCoMo's insistence on pre-installing certain apps. DoCoMo's remarks come as it introduces 19 new devices, nearly all of which run Android (GOOG).

    | May 17, 2012, 9:07 AM | 4 Comments
  • May 14, 2012, 2:32 PM

    NTT DoCoMo's (DCM) German subsidiary is spending $300M to acquire Buongiorno, an Italian mobile content provider that posted 2011 sales of $295M. Buongiorno, whose offerings include games, ringtones, and mobile payment services, claims its products are used by ~2B customers in 57 countries. DoCoMo has tried hard to gain a following for its i-mode mobile data platform in Europe, but with only modest success.

    | May 14, 2012, 2:32 PM
  • Apr. 25, 2012, 6:56 PM

    Smartphones finally account for the majority of Japanese phone sales, according to comScore, as a country that has been relatively slow to abandon feature phones starts to come around. Android (GOOG) accounted for 61.4% of Japanese smartphone users as of February, and the iPhone 34.2% - the latter is impressive given Apple (AAPL) still lacks a deal with top carrier NTT DoCoMo (DCM).

    | Apr. 25, 2012, 6:56 PM
  • Apr. 2, 2012, 9:46 AM
    An alliance between Samsung, Fujitsu, NEC, Panasonic, and NTT DoCoMo (DCM) to develop 4G LTE baseband chips has been cancelled barely 6 months after being announced, reportedly over a failure to agree on JV terms. Qualcomm (QCOM), which is believed to control over 40% of the baseband market, must be pleased, though given how many similar efforts have fallen flat, it may have never been too worried to begin with.
    | Apr. 2, 2012, 9:46 AM
  • Mar. 30, 2012, 5:44 PM

    Apple (AAPL) received top marks from Japanese consumers in a brand evaluation survey - that's up from 11th place last year, and an impressive accomplishment given the extent the Japanese electronics market has been historically dominated by local brands. Apple, which also placed second in a survey of Japanese businesspeople (behind TM), still doesn't have a deal to sell the iPhone via top Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo (DCM).

    | Mar. 30, 2012, 5:44 PM
  • Mar. 12, 2012, 3:21 PM

    Investors can catch great deals with the stocks of a number of largely-overlooked global companies that strike close to the heart of value investors with their "extremely cheap" valuations and provide income-oriented investors a generous yield to latch onto, according to Morningstar. ADRs Making the grade: [MT, FTE, DCM, SU, WBK, RDS.A, AMX, and TEVA.

    | Mar. 12, 2012, 3:21 PM
Company Description
NTT DoCoMo, Inc. engages in the mobile communications business. It operates through the following segments: Telecommunications, Smart Life Business, and Other Businesses. The Telecommunications segment provides mobile communication services, optical-fiber broadband and other telecommunications... More
Sector: Technology
Industry: Wireless Communications
Country: Japan