Our presenter, Ted Matsumoto, has devoted more than 30 years as a leader in the Japanese Information and Communication industry, and is thought of as one of the leading authorities on the history and future of the Japanese telecommunication industry. Over the years Ted has learned a lot about the difference between Japanese and global mobile market environments, and he started thinking about new global business opportunities from a very different angle. His presentation will touch on a wide array of subjects including -
- History of Japanese mobile communication and the role DoCoMo, KDDI and
SoftBank played in it.
- Why Japanese handset vendors have quickly become the losers.
- Why Japanese Telecom Infrastructure vendors have become the players to
fall behind Chinese competitors.
- What will happen, in the coming decade, in the global mobile communication
market, and what kind of role Japanese players could play in it.
About the Speaker:
Ted started working as the first distributor for NTT DoCoMo, as the GM of Itochu's Communication Business Division. Then, he started Qualcomm Japan in 1998, and helped KDDI to challenge NTT DoCoMo with the superior Mobile Data technology (EVDO). In 2006, he was invited by Masa Son, Founder and Chairman of SoftBank, to join the Board of SoftBank Mobile, and take the position of SEVP and CSO of the 3rd largest Japanese mobile operator which SoftBank bought from Vodafone, UK. During the period he served for the Board, SoftBank Mobile recorded a dramatic growth. Number of mobile subscribers, which was 15.22 million (market share 16.5%) in March, 2006, grew to 42.18 million (market share 29.8%) in March 2013. After he retired from SoftBank's Board in 2012, he has been running his own consulting firm and served for many large and small mobile operators throughout the world.
Mike Benner, Darren McKellin, Co-Chairs
William Dallyn, Imai Jen-La Plante, John Kirch, Vice Chairs
Eriko Asai, Board Liaison
ACCJ Information, Communications and Technology Committee
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