NTT DOCOMO, Japan's largest telecommunications company, provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable customers to realize smarter lives. The company serves over 73 million customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide LTE network and one of the world's most progressive LTE-Advanced networks.
DOCOMO is a world-leading developer of 5G networks, which it plans to deploy in the 2020s by leveraging network function virtualization (NFV) and other technologies. DOCOMO is also driving innovation in NFC infrastructure and services, emerging IoT solutions and many other mobile-related initiatives.
Outside Japan, the company provides technical and operational expertise to mobile operators and other partner companies, and contributes to the global standardization of new mobile technologies.
Under its +d (pronounced plus d) initiatives, DOCOMO will create new added value with business partners to enrich people's lives with all-new services and businesses.
DOCOMO, whose name1 implies "mobility anywhere," is based in central in Tokyo (map) and headed by President and CEO Kazuhiro Yoshizawa. The company is listed on the Tokyo (9437) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges.
- DOCOMO, pronounced DOH-koh-moh, is usually written in all capital letters. The lowercase "docomo" is used for certain branded services and the corporate logo. The previous style, "DoCoMo," was dropped following a corporate rebranding in July 2008.
The history of mobile communications parallels the history of NTT DOCOMO. Established in 1992, DOCOMO launched its first digital cellular phone service the next year and the world's first mobile Internet-services platform in 1999. It helped to establish the W-CDMA standard for mobile communications and then kick off the first 3G service based on this standard in 2001. The company also introduced one of the earliest commercial LTE services in 2010. Over the years DOCOMO has built up one of the globe's largest mobile subscriber bases, accounting for over half of the Japanese market.
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