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Docomo struggles to turn patents into profits in 5G race

Japanese carrier insists it is not far behind top players like Huawei

A sign at the Tokyo Game Show 2019: NTT Docomo's 5G patents do not contribute to the company's earnings.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese mobile carrier NTT Docomo on Tuesday stressed it remains a global leader on 5G technology, though the company has faced difficulty monetizing its patents related to next-generation wireless networks.

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