NTT DOCOMO Receives Approval for Plans to Establish Specified Base Stations for Expansion of 3.9G Mobile Communications


TOKYO, JAPAN, June 28, 2012 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it has received approval from the Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications on its May 25th application to establish specified base stations for 3.9G mobile communications that will use the 700 MHz band. The plan, which was formulated in response to a rapid increase in data traffic, will also allow DOCOMO to expand and improve its Xi® (read “crossy”) LTE services.

DOCOMO plans to immediately begin establishment in order to provide an even higher standard of communication for their customers. The company plans to begin offering LTE services using the 700 MHz band in January 2015.

NTT DOCOMO is a world-leading integrated-services company centered on mobility. The company serves over 60 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.

Xi is a registered trademark of NTT DOCOMO, INC. in Japan and/or other countries.

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