DOCOMO Eyes Completion of New Disaster-preparedness Measures


TOKYO, JAPAN, February 23, 2012 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC., Japan’s leading mobile operator and provider of integrated services centered on mobility, announced today that it has nearly completed implementation of a wide range of disaster-preparedness measures introduced in response to lessons learned from the experience of the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011.

The measures, which were initially announced in April 2011, are designed to help secure mobile communications in key areas and facilities following a disaster, such as heavily populated areas and centers for coordinating emergency response, sheltering evacuees and delivering relief services. The measures also aim to strengthen DOCOMO’s ability to respond as fast as possible in disaster-affected areas and provide people with greater convenience and peace of mind through the use of mobile communications.

New Disaster Preparedness Measures

Secure communication for key areas/facilities (1) Install 104 large-zone base stations nationwide
(2) Provide base stations with uninterruptible power supply or 24 hours of battery power (about 1,900 stations)*
Respond quickly in disaster-stricken areas (3) Rapidly provide satellite mobile phones (3,000 units)*
(4) Quickly restore mobile service using satellite-linked systems (19 car-mounted and 24 portable units)
(5) Broaden service recovery using emergency microwave entrance facilities (100 areas)
Maximize customer convenience during disasters (6) Deploy Disaster Voice Messaging service
(7) Upgrade “Restoration Area Map” Web page
(8) Add voice interface to Disaster Message Board service
(9) Expand Early Warning “Area Mail™” service
(10) Increase use of ICT (SNS, etc.) for emergency communication

*Still being implemented.

For details about these measures, please see the attachment.

(Attachment) Deployment Status of the New Disaster Preparedness Measures

NTT DOCOMO is a world-leading integrated-services company centered on mobility. The company serves over 59 million mobile customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide 3G network and one of the world’s first commercial LTE networks. Leveraging its unique capabilities as a mobile operator, DOCOMO is a leading developer of cutting-edge technologies for NFC mobile payments, mobile GPS, mobile TV, intuitive mobile assistance, environmental monitoring, smart grids and much more. Overseas, the company provides technical and operational expertise to eight mobile operators and other partner companies. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. Please visit for more information.

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