In line with this move, DoCoMo also announced that it has concluded a memorandum of understanding with Far EasTone to collaborate on the W-CDMA third-generation (3G) and i-mode® mobile phone businesses in Taiwan. Based on the memorandum, both companies will also work to maximize the synergy effects of the 3G platform, international roaming services, and joint procurement of handsets and other equipment.
In addition, DoCoMo will continue to promote the i-mode business that KG Telecom is currently handling in the Taiwanese market. The newly merged company will take over this role following the acquisition.
Since the start of its equity participation in 2001, DoCoMo has been actively involved in KG Telecom's business through management participation, technical assistance etc. This merger will enable DoCoMo to secure a more solid base in Taiwan, and increase economic value via further development of i-mode services and steady realization of 3G business.
About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company with more than 47 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
39 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 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.
NTT DoCoMo's FOMA service is only available to subscribers in Japan.