NTT DoCoMo to Expand M-stage Visual Net Service

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TOKYO, JAPAN, March 13, 2003 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that the company will expand its M-stage Visual Net™ service to include Personal Handyphone System (PHS) and landline phones that have teleconferencing capabilities, starting March 24, 2003.

M-stage Visual Net provides a communications platform that enables numerous people to participate simultaneously in mobile videoconferencing. Launched in October 2002, this service was previously only available to users of teleconferencing-capable handsets. With the service expansion, users of PHS Lookwalk P751v handsets and Moppet* landline phones will also be able to participate in mobile videoconferences, though they will not be able to host one.

The enhanced service also allows users to register up to five videoconferences at once. Previously, users could only register one videoconference. Moreover, a short comment on meeting agenda and details, for example, can be included in the registration confirmation e-mail sent to participants together with log-in details citing the specific time of the conference and the designated access number.

Users hosting the teleconference will be charged a monthly Visual Net service fee of 100 yen, along with additional FOMA transmission charges that apply. Applications for this service will be available at all DoCoMo branches and DoCoMo shops as well as telephone registration centers.

In line with official requirements, DoCoMo today notified the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, and Posts and Telecommunications of new service plans.

For more specifications on the M-stage Visual Net service, please refer to the press release issued September 24, 2002, which can be accessed by visiting the DoCoMo website.

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 , 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

M-stage is a trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc., in Japan and other countries.
i-mode and FOMA are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.
*Moppet is a product of NTT East and West.

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