Why Japan is several years ahead of EU in telecoms and broadband?

and what can Europe do to catch up? Presentation to EU Technology Attaches at the Embassy of the European Union in Tokyo Today (March 23, 2006) I was invited to brief the Technology Attaches of the Embassies of the 25 European Union countries here in Tokyo about Japan’s telecommunications sector (both fixed net and wireless) […]

EU investments in Japan: Why did Vodafone fail in Japan?

Vodafone made the largest ever European investment in Japan Why did Vodafone fail so dramatically in Japan? Quick answer Vodafone failed in Japan not for one single reason but for hundreds of reasons, which can be grouped into two groups Soft factors: Japan knowledge at HQ, and knowledge at HQ about the specifics of Japan’s […]

Vodafone in Japan? Why did Vodafone change its mind about Japan?

Negotiations between SoftBank and Vodafone about sale of Vodafone Japan confirmed Bloomberg: Vodafone-Japan CEO Tsuda seeks growth in Japan, not sale About one year ago, in an interview with Bloomberg (“Vodafone KK’s Tsuda seeks growth in Japan, not sale“), I mentioned that a sale of Vodafone’s Japan operations to Softbank might be the way Vodafone […]

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