StarHub to Launch i-mode Service in Singapore


TOKYO, JAPAN, November 18, 2005 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. today reported that StarHub announced that they will launch i-mode® service in Singapore beginning tomorrow, November 19.

The service, which will be offered over StarHub's GPRS and W-CDMA networks, marks the opening of the 15th market for i-mode, following Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, Taiwan, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Australia, Israel, Russia, England and Ireland, in that order.

DoCoMo concluded an agreement in January 2005 to provide StarHub, a provider of integrated info-communications services, with the know-how, technologies and patents necessary to launch and operate an i-mode service exclusively for mobile users in Singapore.


Outline of i-mode Service in Singapore

Operator: StarHub
Launch date: November 19, 2005
Area: Singapore
Networks: GPRS and W-CDMA
Handsets: NEC N600i, N411i and Samsung S410i
Content: 1. More than 100 sites (English or Chinese) at launch
2. Major categories of information:
  • news
  • sports
  • banking & trading
  • entertainment
  • Chinese content
  • shopping
  • information & directories
  • fun downloads
  • games
  • chat
  • lifestyle
  • i-Experience Zone
3. i-mode mail availability
4. MMS transmission compatibility

About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company, serving more than 50 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 45 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, North America and Asia, 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 and FOMA 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.

About StarHub
StarHub is Singapore's second largest info-communication company and the sole operator delivering a full range of information, communications and entertainment services over fixed, cable, mobile and Internet platforms. StarHub operates a 3G mobile network in addition to its GSM network and is the exclusive provider of i-mode mobile Internet service over its 2.5G and 3G networks. StarHub also operates its own nation-wide HFC network that delivers multi-channel cable TV services (including digital cable), voice and Internet access for both consumer and corporate markets. StarHub is listed on the SGX-ST.
Driven by a passion for listening and providing what customers want, StarHub endeavors to bring affordable and premium quality services with innovative and useful features to all its customers. StarHub raises the level of competition in Singapore, challenging others as well as itself, to constantly introduce new world-class services at competitive prices. This unwavering commitment will further strengthen Singapore's position as a leading info-communication hub in the region. Visit for more information.

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