LTE Jouku Riyou Plan

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This billing plan is dedicated to drone operations.
To use the aerial mobile network, all you need to do is insert a SIM card that supports this plan into your drone or install an LTE-compatible device in which the same type of SIM card is inserted on the drone.
To use the mobile network in the air, you need to reserve the usage date and time, location, number of drones, and altitude on LTE Jouku Riyou Yoyaku, a website dedicated to subscribers, after signing up to this plan.

  • Communications are available only in an Xi (LTE) service area, except for 3G and 5G.
  • Application : Required

Monthly Charges

Introduction to charges of LTE Jouku Riyou Plan.*1

(incl. tax)

Monthly Charges Table
Monthly charges ¥49,800
Available data volume *2 120 GB
Communication standard 4G LTE
Communicable area Nationwide *3
  1. Voice calls cannot be made.
  2. If the data used in the current month exceeds the available data volume, the maximum data rate will change to 1 Mbps for both sending and receiving.
  3. Communications are available only in an Xi (LTE) service area, except for 3G and 5G.

Features of the Plan

Support for seamless long-distance flights

This plan supports seamless drone operations even for flights beyond the visual line of sight (flying without constant visual monitoring) and automatic long-distance flights by utilizing the mobile network.

Can be used in various industrial fields

This plan can be used in various areas, such as agriculture, logistics, and disaster measures. The expected implementation benefits include business streamlining, cost reduction, improvement of remote operability, and guaranteed safety.

Flow to Start Use

STEP 1: Sign up to LTE Jouku Riyou Plan at a docomo Shop

To use the mobile network in the air, a subscription to LTE Jouku Riyou Plan is required. The shop gives you a SIM card (choose standard SIM, miniSIM, or nanoSIM) that supports this plan and issues a d ACCOUNT/Business d ACCOUNT in writing (you can use an existing d ACCOUNT/Business d ACCOUNT if you already have one).

STEP 2: Making a reservation on the LTE Jouku Riyou Yoyaku website

After deciding when and where you will use a drone, go to the dedicated New windowLTE Jouku Riyou Yoyaku website (in Japanese only) and make a reservation.
To make a reservation, you need to log in with your d ACCOUNT/Business d ACCOUNT.

STEP 3: Connect an LTE device to the drone and start operating the drone

Connect an LTE-compatible device to the drone and insert the SIM card that supports this plan into the drone according to the drone specifications, or install an LTE-compatible device in which the same type of SIM card is inserted on the drone. Then you can use the drone on the reserved date and time and at the reserved location.

  • For details, visit the dedicated LTE Jouku Riyou Plan website.

Compatible Models

DOCOMO-designated LTE-compatible devices and modules made by various manufacturers

PDFList of LTE-compatible Devices and Modules (in Japanese only)

Notes

About prohibited acts

If DOCOMO becomes aware of any violation of the prohibited acts specified below, DOCOMO may discontinue your use of LTE Jouku Riyou Plan and the LTE Jouku Yoyaku website.
However, DOCOMO bears no responsibility for any damage caused by the discontinuation of LTE Jouku Riyou Plan and the LTE Jouku Yoyaku website or a slowdown or shutdown of communications.

[Prohibited acts]

  • Using the aerial network with a SIM card that does not have a subscription to LTE Jouku Riyou Plan
  • Using the aerial network with a device (without a technical conformity mark) that has not received Technical Standards Conformity Certification, etc. of Specified Radio Equipment based on the Radio Law and Technical Standards Conformity Approval etc. for Terminal Equipment based on the Telecommunications Business Law
  • Using the aerial network for any purpose other than controlling and monitoring the device
  • Using the aerial network at an altitude of 150 meters or above
  • Using the aerial network without a reservation on the LTE Jouku Riyou Yoyaku website
  • Using the aerial network in a manner different from the reservation details (date and time, location, etc.) on the LTE Jouku Riyou Yoyaku website

Other notes

  • To use a drone, you must to comply with the no-fly zone rules and other drone-related laws (Civil Aeronautics Act, Act to Prohibit Flights of Small-sized Aircrafts, Road Traffic Law, Radio Law, etc.).
  • If the Civil Aeronautics Act requires an application or report to use a drone, as well as a reservation on LTE Jouku Riyou Plan, you are responsible for submitting it.
  • Depending on the reservation details on the LTE Jouku Riyou Yoyaku website or other circumstances, the service may not be available for use. However, you will not be refunded.
  • Communications may be unavailable or slow down depending on the signal quality in places such as areas with bad reception at high altitudes or locations and event venues, where communication congestion occurs.
  • To guarantee the safety of operation, be sure to prepare a fail-safe feature, assuming a slowdown or shutdown of communications.
  • If you use a large amount of data for a long time in a data communication connection, or you connect for data communications repeatedly during a certain period of time, the data communication rate may be limited or the line may be suspended for a while if DOCOMO determines that the communications are affecting DOCOMO facilities.
  • If an accident should occur, contact the relevant ministries and agencies according to the drone-related laws (Civil Aeronautics Act, Act to Prohibit Flights of Small-sized Aircrafts, Road Traffic Law, Radio Law, etc.).

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