NTT DoCoMo and Hutch Essar Not to Proceed With i-mode Contract


TOKYO, JAPAN, May 7, 2007 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced that the company and Indian mobile operator Hutchison Essar Ltd. ("Hutch") have agreed not to proceed with the contract signed on December 15, 2006 regarding the licensing of the i-modeTM mobile Internet service in India.

DoCoMo and Hutch had been striving to launch i-mode service in India within 2007. Due to the changes in business environment, both companies concluded that it would be difficult to launch i-mode service at this time and agreed not to proceed.

About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company. DoCoMo serves more than 52 million customers, including 35 million people subscribing to FOMATM, launched as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA in 2001. DoCoMo also offers a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-modeTM, the world's most popular mobile e-mail/Internet service, used by more than 47 million people. With the addition of credit-card and other e-wallet functions, DoCoMo mobile phones have become highly versatile tools for daily life. NTT DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more, 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.

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