DETAILS: September 28, 2001

CONTRIBUTION: Researched mobile telecommunication standards, the Japanese telecom market as well as the cultural aspect of the country that drives the sales of next generation cell phones.

OF INTEREST: Is 3G for real? When people such as HK notable Li Ka-Shing (of Hutschison-Whampoa) are betting on the new generation of mobile tech, one has to take a hard look at NTT DoCoMo as it released in Tokyo the first complete 3G network in the world in October 2001. It's had its troubles, but the company is as innovative as the mobile industry gets.