|NTT DoCoMo and KPN Mobile to Promote 3G Service in Europe|
Posted: 11-Jun-2002 [Source: NTT DoCoMo press release]
[DoCoMo to install FOMA base station in the Netherlands and KPN will open a FOMA demonstration room in its headquarter's allowing visitors to use FOMA handsets.]
Tokyo and The Hague -- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and Dutch-based mobile communications operator KPN Mobile N.V. today signed a memorandum of understanding regarding a joint campaign to promote a third-generation mobile communications service in the Netherlands.
The service will be based on DoCoMo's 3G mobile communications service, which DoCoMo is already operating in Japan.
Under the pact, DoCoMo will install a FOMA base station in the Netherlands and KPN Mobile will open a FOMA demonstration room in the company's headquarters in August. Visitors will be able to use actual handsets to experience FOMA's many unique features, which may include videophone, mobile internet, i-motionTM sound and video-clip distribution service, "Multiaccess" simultaneous voice/data communications, as well as superior voice quality and high-speed data transmission.
The demonstration room will be open to visitors such as journalists, analysts, telecom operators, and vendors for one year. By providing opinion leaders with demonstrations of the new FOMA, the two companies hope to generate strong interest in 3G service as part of a successful launch in the European market.
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