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Encyclopedia > NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
株式会社エヌ・ティ・ティ・ドコモ
Type Public KK (Spinoff from NTT)
Founded August 1991
Headquarters Japan
Key people Masao Nakamura, President & CEO
Industry Wireless Services
Products PDC, i-mode, W-CDMA, FOMA, HSDPA, PHS
Revenue $45.183 Billion USD (2005)
Net income $6.972 Billion USD (2005)
Employees 21,527 (2005)
Parent Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (60.24%)
Website www.nttdocomo.com
A building of NTT DoCoMo in Shinagawa, Tokyo.

NTT DoCoMo, Inc. (株式会社エヌ・ティ・ティ・ドコモ Kabushiki-gaisha Enutiti Dokomo?, TYO: 9437, NYSEDCM, LSE: NDCM) is the predominant mobile phone operator in Japan. The name is officially an abbreviation of the phrase Do Communications Over the Mobile Network, and is also a play on dokomo, meaning “everywhere” in Japanese. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links NTT_DoCoMo_logo. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Business corporation ) is a type of corporation ) defined under Japanese law. ... Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (日本電信電話 Nippon Denshin Denwa) is a telephone company that dominates the telecommunication market in Japan. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... For the use of the term in networking, see Wireless networking. ... PDC may stand for: Political parties: Parti Démocrate-Chrétien Suisse (Switzerland) Partido Demócrata Cristiano (Chile) Partido Demócrata Cristiano (El Salvador) Personal Digital Cellular, a Japanese mobile phone standard Programme Delivery Control, a standard to control video recorders using codes transmitted in the teletext service. ... NTT DoCoMos i-mode is a wireless Internet service popular in Japan and is increasing in popularity in other parts of the world, such as the Israel (Cellcom being the main company to sell i-mode phones and service there). ... W-CDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) is a type of 3G cellular network. ... The word Foma has several meanings: Foma is a term in the fictional Bokononist religion in Kurt Vonneguts novel Cats Cradle. ... High-Speed Downlink Packet Access or HSDPA is a mobile telephony protocol. ... The Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is the uniformed division of the United States Public Health Service (PHS) and one of the seven Uniformed Services of the United States. ... Look up revenue in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... This article is about work. ... A holding company is a company that owns part, all, or a majority of other companies outstanding stock. ... Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (日本電信電話 Nippon Denshin Denwa) is a telephone company that dominates the telecommunication market in Japan. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (960x1280, 637 KB)Found on a Japanese site for public domain images. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (960x1280, 637 KB)Found on a Japanese site for public domain images. ... Shinagawa (品川区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... The Tokyo Stock Exchange ), or TSE, is one of the largest stock exchange markets in the world by monetary volume located in Tokyo, Japan, second only to the New York Stock Exchange. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... The Source by Greyworld, in the new LSE building Paternoster Square. ... A mobile phone operator (also wireless carrier) is a telephone company that provides phone services for mobile phone subscribers. ...


DoCoMo was spun off from Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) in August 1991 to take over the mobile cellular operations. DoCoMo provides 2G (mova) PDC cellular services in 800 MHz and 1.5 GHz bands (total 34 MHz bandwidth), and 3G (FOMA) W-CDMA services in the 2 GHz (1945-1960 MHz) band. Its businesses also include PHS (Paldio), paging, and satellite. DoCoMo has announced that its PHS services will be phased out over the next few years. Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (日本電信電話 Nippon Denshin Denwa) is a telephone company that dominates the telecommunication market in Japan. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Personal Digital Cellular (PDC) is a 2G mobile phone standard developed and used exclusively in Japan. ... 3G is the third generation of mobile phone standards and technology, after 2G. It is based on the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) family of standards under the International Mobile Telecommunications programme, IMT-2000. 3G technologies enable network operators to offer users a wider range of more advanced services while achieving... The Personal Handy-phone System (PHS), also marketed as the Personal Access System (PAS), is a mobile network system operating in the 1880-1930 MHz frequency band. ...


DoCoMo provides phone, video phone (FOMA and Some PHS), i-mode (internet), and mail (i-mode mail, Short Mail, and SMS) services.


On October , 2007, the prototype Wellness mobile phone of Japan's NTT DoCoMo Inc. and Mitsubishi Electric Corp., was launched at the CEATEC. It gives health check with a motion sensor that detects body movement and measures calories, and, has a breathalyzer. [1] For other uses, see October (disambiguation). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see Prototype (disambiguation). ... Wellness may mean: Wellness (alternative medicine) - Here, wellness is generally used to mean a healthy balance of the mind-body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being. ... Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (三菱電機), based in the Mitsubishi Denki Building in Tokyo, manufactures electric equipment. ... Not to be confused with censure, censer, or censor. ... A breathalyzer (or breathalyser) is a device for estimating blood alcohol content (BAC) from a breath sample. ...

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Customers

NTT DoCoMo is a subsidiary of Japan's incumbent telephone operator NTT. The majority of NTT-DoCoMo's shares are owned by NTT (which is 31% to 55% government-owned). While some NTT shares are publicly traded, control of the company by Japanese interests (Government and civilian) is guaranteed by the number of shares available to buyers. It provides wireless voice and data communications to many subscribers in Japan. NTT DoCoMo is the creator of W-CDMA technology as well as mobile i-mode service. W-CDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) is a type of 3G cellular network. ... NTT DoCoMos i-mode is a wireless Internet service popular in Japan and is increasing in popularity in other parts of the world, such as the Israel (Cellcom being the main company to sell i-mode phones and service there). ...


NTT DoCoMo has more than 50 million customers, which means more than half of Japan’s cellular market. The company provides a wide variety of mobile multimedia services. These include i-mode which provides e-mail and internet access to over 50 million subscribers, and FOMA, launched in 2001 as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA. The word Foma has several meanings: Foma is a term in the fictional Bokononist religion in Kurt Vonneguts novel Cats Cradle. ...


In addition to wholly owned subsidiaries in Europe and North America, the company is expanding its global reach through strategic alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in Asia-Pacific and Europe. NTT DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM), and New York (DCM) stock exchanges.


Services

i-mode

i-mode is NTT DoCoMo’s proprietary mobile internet platform and as of October 2006 boasts 47 million customers in Japan. This excludes overseas users over networks in 15 other countries, as of November 2005, through i-mode licensing agreements with cellular phone operators. NTT DoCoMos i-mode is a wireless Internet service popular in Japan and is increasing in popularity in other parts of the world, such as the Israel (Cellcom being the main company to sell i-mode phones and service there). ...


With i-mode, mobile phone users get benefits such as mobile reservations, supporting secure transactions and keeping up to date with the latest information. They're able to get easy access to thousands of Internet sites, as well as specialized services such as e-mail, online shopping, Mobile Banking, ticket reservations, and restaurant reviews. Mobile users can access sites from anywhere in Japan, and at unusually low rates, because their charges are based on the volume of data transmitted, not the airtime. NTT DoCoMo's i-mode network structure not only provides access to i-mode and i-mode-compatible content through the Internet, but also provides access through a dedicated leased-line circuit for added security. DoJa, the Java environment specification for i-mode adds further functionality. online shopping has grown hugley as the internet has expanded. ... Mobile banking (also known as M-Banking, mbanking, etc. ... Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and video signals (programs) to a number of recipients (listeners or viewers) that belong to a large group. ... DoJa profile is Java environment specification for DoCoMos i-mode mobile phone. ...


Takeshi Natsuno won the Wharton Infosys Business Transformation Award in 2002 for his innovative strategical work on i-mode. Wharton most often refers to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. ... Infosys Technologies Limited (BSE: 500209, NASDAQ: INFY) is a multinational information technology services company headquartered in Bangalore, India. ...


FOMA

FOMA N2051 mobile phone
FOMA N2051 mobile phone

DoCoMo was the first mobile operator in the world to commercially roll-out 3G mobile communications. DoCoMo's 3G services are marketed under the brand FOMA. At present (2005) FOMA uses W-CDMA technology with a data rate of 384 kbit/s. Since DoCoMo was the first carrier to roll out 3G network technology, DoCoMo used technologies different from the European UMTS standards, which were not ready early enough for DoCoMo's roll-out. Recently DoCoMo is working to modify FOMA to conform fully with UMTS standards over time. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 434 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (500 × 690 pixel, file size: 208 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 434 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (500 × 690 pixel, file size: 208 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... 3G is the third generation of mobile phone standards and technology, after 2G. It is based on the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) family of standards under the International Mobile Telecommunications programme, IMT-2000. 3G technologies enable network operators to offer users a wider range of more advanced services while achieving... The word Foma has several meanings: Foma is a term in the fictional Bokononist religion in Kurt Vonneguts novel Cats Cradle. ... W-CDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) is a type of 3G cellular network. ... Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) is one of the third-generation (3G) mobile phone technologies. ...


HSDPA

DoCoMo is working to upgrade the data rates towards 14.4 Mbit/s using HSDPA. Up to 3.6 Mbit/s per cell in the downlink service has launched in August 2005 High-Speed Downlink Packet Access or HSDPA is a mobile telephony protocol. ...


Ownership

NTT DoCoMo's shares are publicly traded on several stock exchanges, with the major shareholder (over 55%) being Japan's incumbent operator NTT. NTT is also a publicly traded corporation and the majority share holder is the Government of Japan. Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (日本電信電話 Nippon Denshin Denwa) is a telephone company that dominates the telecommunication market in Japan. ...


R&D

While most mobile operators globally do not perform any significant R&D and rely on equipment suppliers for the development and supply of new communication equipment, NTT DoCoMo continues the NTT tradition of very extensive R&D efforts. It was mainly DoCoMo's strong R&D investments which allowed DoCoMo to introduce 3G communications and i-mode data services long before such services were introduced anywhere else in the world.


DoCoMo's investments outside Japan

NTT DoCoMo has a wide range of foreign investments. However, NTT DoCoMo was not successful in investing in foreign carriers. DoCoMo had invested very large multi-billion dollar amounts in KPN, Hutchison Telecom (included 3, Hutch, etc.), KTF, AT&T Wireless, and had to write-off or sell all these investments in foreign carriers. As a result, DoCoMo booked a total of about US$ 10 billion in losses, while during the same time DoCoMo's Japan operations were profitable. KPN (in full Koninklijke KPN N.V., Royal KPN NV) (NYSE: KPN) is a Dutch fixed-line and mobile telecommunications company, including both 2G and 3G mobile operations. ... 3 is a brand used for nine mobile telecommunications networks in Europe, Asia and Australia. ... Hutch is a national cellular operator in India. ... KTF (Korea Telecom Freetel, KSE: 032390, KOSPI: KTF) is a South Korean telecommunications firm, specializing in cellular, or mobile, phones. ... AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. ...


Access DoCoMo outside Japan

DoCoMo Mobile Shop Shinjuku
DoCoMo Mobile Shop Shinjuku
DoCoMo/Vodafone PDC phones 
PDC phones do not work in foreign countries. PDC is deployed only in Japan.
Most DoCoMo "FOMA" phones (except roaming-ready models) and Vodafone Japan 802N, 703N and 905SH 
These are W-CDMA-only phones, so they cannot be used with GSM networks. Also note that they cannot be used with a foreign operator's subscription because they do not accept other operators' SIM cards.
Vodafone 3G phones (except 802N, 703N and 905SH) and DoCoMo "FOMA" roaming-ready phones 
These phones will work with foreign GSM networks (with the exception of the 903i and 904i series which only have W-CDMA roaming capability). However, they cannot be used with a foreign operator's subscription until they are unlocked. This can be done for the N900iG, the M1000, and most of the Vodafone-branded 3G phones (except the 904SH and the 705SH).
KDDI phones can not be used outside Japan, with the exception of the Global Passport models. Those cannot be used locally on non-Japanese networks, however, because of the use of a non-standard ESN (5 letters followed by 6 numbers).

Much like U.S. CDMA phones, Japanese phones are designed for their respective operators (except recent Vodafone 3G phones) and will not work with a foreign operator's subscription. In other words, the fact that a Japanese phone is technically capable of working in a foreign country does not mean it can be used with a local operator's service out of the box. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 764 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 785 pixel, file size: 426 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 764 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 785 pixel, file size: 426 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Categories: Wards of Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... KDDI Corporation is a Japanese telecommunication operator formed in October 2000 through the merger of DDI, KDD, and IDO Corp. ...


References

http://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/corporate/mobilelife/index.html is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


See also

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (日本電信電話 Nippon Denshin Denwa) is a telephone company that dominates the telecommunication market in Japan. ...

External links

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