TOKYO, JAPAN, December 21, 2005 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that it has agreed with Fuji Television Network, Inc. (Fuji Television) to acquire 77,000 shares of Fuji Television's treasury stock (approximately 2.6% of total issued shares) for 20,713,000,000 yen on January 11, 2006.
DoCoMo and Fuji Television have been discussing how to link mobile communications and broadcasting. The agreement precedes the launch of "One-segment" terrestrial digital broadcasting on April 1, 2006, which will present new opportunities for linkages with mobile services.
The partners will cooperate closely with each other by sharing their respective resources and expertise to create a new market and develop innovative services in the field of mobile communications and broadcasting.
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
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.