TOKYO, JAPAN, December 12, 2005 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that it will acquire a stake in JUST IN MOBILE INTERNATIONAL COMPANY LIMITED (JMI), for US $6 million. JMI is the holding company of Chinese mobile payment service provider, Just In Mobile. The transaction will take place in January 2006.
DoCoMo aims through the investment to boost the services of Just In Mobile in China by providing the know-how that DoCoMo has acquired through its settlement service using mobile phones in Japan.
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 www.docomo.ne.jp/english
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.