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NTT Docomo eyeing more startup investments

Mobile carrier to focus on AI, IoT ventures in Israel, Silicon Valley

TOKYO -- NTT Docomo will invest in 20 startups in Japan and elsewhere in the year ending March 2018, about double the current fiscal year's figure, a company source said.

The Japanese mobile carrier will focus its investments on two sectors -- artificial intelligence and the internet of things, or IoT, in which myriad appliances are expected to be connected to the internet.

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