NTT DoCoMo to Reduce Interconnection Fees

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TOKYO, JAPAN, March 8, 2005 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries today notified the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications of their downwardly revised fees for 2G mova® and 3G FOMA® interconnection with other telecommunications operators. The changes apply retroactively from April 1, 2004.

Revised fees:
Call area mova / FOMA (voice)
Revised fee (FY 2004)
(per second)
Current fee (FY 2003)
(per second)
Same service area *1 0.193 yen (3.0% cut) 0.199 yen
Different service areas *2 0.232 yen (7.9 % cut) 0.252 yen

*1 Point of interface and receiver are in same DoCoMo service area (i.e., of same DoCoMo group company).
*2 Point of interface is not in receiver's DoCoMo service area.

Attachment 1.
Structure of DoCoMo Interconnection Fees

Attachment 2.
Changes in DoCoMo Mobile Phone Interconnection Fees

Attachment 3.
International Comparison of Mobile Phone Interconnection Fees

About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company, serving more than 49 million customers. The company offers a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-mode®, which provides e-mail and Internet access to over 43 million subscribers as the world's most popular mobile Internet service, and FOMA®, launched in 2001 as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA. 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. For more information, visit

i-mode, FOMA, and mova are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.
NTT DoCoMo's FOMA service is only available to subscribers in Japan.

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