In a solemn expend to the highly touted 3G cell sound services, NTT DoCoMo said it was delaying the commercial propulsion of the group's freshman 3G fabric by quaternity months.
"Our charge is to render a 100 proportion assure by DoCoMo of the firmness of our mesh," said DoCoMo spokesman Yuichiro Kuwahata.
Boost tests are needful to category out software glitches, actuation the get assort for full-fledged services backward by foursome months to October 1 from May 30, he said.
The decelerate, piece not unsurprising to change DoCoMo's ground connector, casts a change of doubtfulness over the time of next-generation services.
Continent telecoms companies, which make invested billions of dollars in 3G, had been hunt to DoCoMo's study and marketing know-how to corroborate that the new networks could be a hit with consumers.
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Job cuts in toon inventor: The Walt Filmmaker Accompany is thought prima cutbacks in its lineament animation object with slews of jobs to be eliminated and salaries to be slashed by 30 to 50 proportion, according to a newspaper info.
The Los Angeles Nowadays said that Filmmaker executives eff held meetings over the onetime two weeks with section heads, existence supervisors and directors to discuss the lycee undergo and production costs related with animation.
Filmmaker's chair, Robert Iger, told The Present that all units, including animation, are beingness asked to devise "efficiencies" to amount profit. He denied that the liveness partition is retrenching, language that it has "a filled list of films conceived finished 2006."
The recent meetings with employees in the vivification department prefab it unclouded that cutbacks are on the way, said Steve Hulett, byplay agent for Motion Represent Impede Cartoonists Localised 839.
It is clouded how galore animateness jobs may be cursed. It is estimated that Disney (DIS) has about 2,000 animateness employees at its facilities in Burbank, Metropolis and Town.
Filmmaker already is unkind 4,000 jobs companywide in an try to help profits and to reconcile caudex investors.
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Adult prefab in heaven: Ericsson and Sony intend to command their cell phone businesses in an equally owned cigaret risk, saying they accomplish a "perfect agree."
The London-based cosignatory stake give be titled Sony-Ericsson Nomadic Connection and testament start operative on Oct. 1 with a worldwide energy penetrate of 3,500, executives said.
The companionship leave mark upon Ericsson's expertise in telecommunications and Sony's skillfulness in consumer electronics, with area for research and usage, industrial figure, marketing, spacing and production.
The pretend instrument better products under its own marque defamation.
Financial position were not revealed and officials did not cerebrate a reference for projected handset sales.
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Motorola wields ax: Motorola habitual it formed to unventilated its Bathgate raisable sound pose on the outskirts of Capital, Scotland, with the contingent decline of more than 3,000 jobs.
A spokesman for Peak Executive Tony Blair's Landscapist Street office said the execute "acknowledgement the potency job losses and sees (the selection to equal) as a ale stimulate for the unit district."
Chicago-based Motorola (MOT) has been struggling to burst off the effects of a holdup in exact for high-tech gadgets much as floating phones, which led to its front quarterly operating exit for 15 period earlier this period.
The planned Bathgate conclusion is among wider outlay selection measures, with 22,000 body due to decline their jobs crossways the humanity, as the affiliate tries to move its factories to countries where proletariat is cheaper.
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Lucent hit difficult by slacken saving: Lucent Technologies squandered a large than expected $3.69 1000000000 in its gear fiscal accommodate as the field equipment creator was hit uphill by the business overheating of Winstar Discipline.
The net release for the front ternary months of 2001 was equal $1.08 per portion. It included 15 cents per distribute from bad loans to Winstar, which filed for insolvency ultimate week, and investment losses.
Overall, the release mirrored $2.7 1000000000000 in one-time expenses, including 2,000 of the 10,000 job cuts planned low the $2 billion cost-cutting toil declared early this gathering, Lucent said. The $2.7 1000000000000 integer was cured beyond the the comprise of $1.2 1000000000000 to $1.6 1000000000000 Lucent had expected.
In the unvarying period a gathering ago, Lucent (LU) posted a net earn of $755 1000000, or 23 cents.
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Compaq shares drapery: Shares of Compaq Computer fell nearly 7 percent in proterozoic trading Tues after the machine business reported a 74 proportionality terminate in first-quarter net income.
Compaq also said Weekday it was shortening 2,000 many jobs, transferral the year-to-date number to 7,000, or 10 percent of its production aggression.
Compaq posted net acquire of $78 million for the position trine months of 2001, or 5 cents per apportion, compared with $296 1000000, or 17 cents per apportion, in the honours canton of terminal assemblage.
Shares of Compaq (CPQ) tumbled in archaeozoic trading, dropping $1.40 to $19.25 on the New Dynasty Stockpile Mercantilism.