Feeds

NEC joins 3G forces with Matsushita

More partnerships, more partnerships

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Remote control for virtualized desktops

NEC and Matsushita are to work together in developing 3G software. The software will concentrate on getting video to the handsets - something that will remain a main selling point when the networks and handsets are finally available.

The link-up was first reported by Japanese newspaper Nihon Keizai Shimbun, which said a formal announcement will be made tomorrow. NEC has already admitted the joint venture.

The decision for two such big companies to work together on 3G is most likely a sign of things to come. The huge cost of rolling out 3G has everyone involved in it panicking. The companies behind infrastructure have already announced a wide range of partnerships. Now it's the turn of software and hardware manufacturers.

The next-generation networks may well start off with the cheapest rather than the best software. Large scale link-up will help companies lower price while not taking such a hit in investment.

It doesn't help either that demand for other mobiles is falling, leaving companies with less money to invest in development. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online
Now you can run your own intelligence agency
Azure TITSUP caused by INFINITE LOOP
Fat fingered geo-block kept Aussies in the dark
NASA launches new climate model at SC14
75 days of supercomputing later ...
Yahoo! blames! MONSTER! email! OUTAGE! on! CUT! CABLE! bungle!
Weekend woe for BT as telco struggles to restore service
Cloud unicorns are extinct so DiData cloud mess was YOUR fault
Applications need to be built to handle TITSUP incidents
BOFH: WHERE did this 'fax-enabled' printer UPGRADE come from?
Don't worry about that cable, it's part of the config
Stop the IoT revolution! We need to figure out packet sizes first
Researchers test 802.15.4 and find we know nuh-think! about large scale sensor network ops
SanDisk vows: We'll have a 16TB SSD WHOPPER by 2016
Flash WORM has a serious use for archived photos and videos
Astro-boffins start opening universe simulation data
Got a supercomputer? Want to simulate a universe? Here you go
prev story

Whitepapers

Go beyond APM with real-time IT operations analytics
How IT operations teams can harness the wealth of wire data already flowing through their environment for real-time operational intelligence.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.