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Ding founder Mark Roden, who is gearing the company up for a major expansion in its workforce and services. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ding, the global mobile phone top-up platform founded by Irish entrepreneur Mark Roden, has beefed up its management team including hiring a top huma(...)

Customers wait in line to use an automated teller machine (ATM) at a Japan Post Co branch in Hachioji. Photograph: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg via Getty Images

In early July, the 61-year-old chief executive of 7pay appeared on TV to apologise after the launch of one of Japan’s most hotly-anticipated mobile pa(...)

Japan’s big three telecom operators plan not to use current equipment and upcoming  5G gear from China’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Japan’s big three telecom operators plan not to use current equipment and upcoming fifth-generation (5G) gear from China’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE(...)

Kokepiyo, a girl group, at an in-store event at a Tower Records in Tokyo, one of the chain’s 85 locations in Japan. Photograph: Hiroyuki Ito/The New York Times

Around the world, the music business has shifted toward downloads and streaming. But in Japan, the compact disc is still king.On a drizzly Sunday afte(...)

Apple chief executive Tim Cook needs to unveil the next game-changing gadget from Apple to keep investors happy.   Photograph: Noah Berger/Bloomberg

Apple just bought itself some much-needed time. Yesterday, the company surprised Wall Street with news that it sold more iPhones in the March quart(...)

The silhouettes of customers are seen browsing products inside an Apple Inc. store in New York. Photograph: Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg

Apple is poised to record its first profit gain in more than a year after shoppers who shunned clothes and purses during the holidays shelled out for (...)

A store displays advertising for Vodafone Group Plc on Dahanu Road in Kainad, Maharashtra, India.  Photograph: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Tata Teleservices Maharashtra Ltd surged in Mumbai trading yesterday, heading for a seven-month high, after a report that Vodafone Plc was in early ta(...)

Delegates at the 10th Annual Future Internet Assembly at the Helix DCU watching as Zoran Stancic, European Commission, deputy director general, Connect, addresses the conference. PHOTOGRAPH: ALAN BETSON

Telecoms could prove to be a “bottleneck” for innovation and the sector needs “a Michael O’Leary or a Ryanair” to bring a “disruptive approach” to (...)