NTT DoCoMo to Reduce Interconnection Fees

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TOKYO, JAPAN, March 20, 2003 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional companies today notified the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications of their downwardly revised fees for PDC and 3G interconnection with other telecommunication operators. The changes apply retroactively from April 1, 2002.

1. Revised fees

Call type/area Cell phone interconnection fee
Revised fee (2002 year)
(per second)
Current fee (2001)
(per second)
PDC
Same service area *1 0.206 yen (5.5% cut) 0.218 yen
Different service areas *2 0.263 yen (5.1% cut) 0.277yen
FOMA (voice)
Same service area *1 0.206 yen (5.5% cut) 0.218 yen
Different service areas *2 0.263 yen (5.1% cut) 0.277 yen
FOMA (64 Kbps digital)
Same service area *1 0.371 yen (5.4% cut) 0.392 yen
Different service areas *2 0.473 yen (5.2% cut) 0.499 yen
Satellite and in-flight telephone
  0.277 yen (no change) 0.277 yen
*1 Caller and receiver are in same DoCoMo service area (i.e., of same DoCoMo group company).
*2 Caller is not in receiver's DoCoMo service area.

2. Examples of calls that incur interconnection fees

Calling from To
Other-company PHS NTT DoCoMo cellular phone
Other-company cellular phone NTT DoCoMo cellular phone
Other-company international number NTT DoCoMo cellular phone
NTT DoCoMo cellular phone Other-company international number
NTT DoCoMo cellular phone Other-company toll-free number

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About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company with more than 45 million customers. The company provides a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services. These include , the world's most popular mobile internet service, which provides e-mail and internet access to over 37 million subscribers, and FOMA, launched in 2001 as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA. In addition to wholly owned subsidiaries in Europe and North and South America, the company is expanding its global reach through strategic alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in the Asia-Pacific, Europe and North and South America. NTT DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM), and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english

i-mode and FOMA are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.

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