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3G FOMA subscribers exceed 40 million
Posted: 03-Oct-2007 [Source: NTT DoCoMo]

[Six years after introducing FOMA, NTT DoCoMo's subscriber base surpassed 40 million as of September 29, 2007.]

Tokyo -- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced that subscribers to DoCoMo's 3G FOMA service surpassed 40 million on September 29, 2007, 11 months after topping 30 million in November 2006 and six years since the service's launch in October 2001.

FOMA has led all domestic 3G services in net subscription growth for 41 consecutive months, between April 2004 and August 2007, according to the most recent data compiled by the Telecommunications Carriers Association, a 90-member industry organization in Japan.

DoCoMo, the world's largest operator of 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA technology, attributes the strong popularity of its 3G high-speed, large-capacity data transmission service to a wide variety of discounts, such as "Pake-hodai" and "Pake-hodai Full" flat-rate data-communication billing plans, diverse content and services, such as "Deco-mail e-mails decorated with pictograms and other formatting and intuitive-motion "Chokkan Games", as well as FOMA's large lineup of handsets, broad coverage area and high-quality calls.

DoCoMo is tirelessly enhancing FOMA by introducing advanced handsets, competitive billing plans and services that truly satisfy subscriber needs. The effort includes plans to make HSDPA service, which provides significantly faster speeds than the conventional 3G FOMA service, available to 90 percent of the domestic population.


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