i-mode Subscribers Surpass 40 million

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TOKYO, JAPAN, October 30, 2003 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today that total subscribers to 2G and 3G i-mode® mobile internet service in Japan surpassed 40 million today, in about four and a half years since the service was launched on February 22, 1999.

As DoCoMo's proprietary mobile internet platform, i-mode has reinvented the cellular industry and continues to grow in popularity day by day. The service is now spreading around the world through licensing agreements between DoCoMo and foreign-based telecom operators.

Subscriptions for i-mode in Japan have grown as follows:
August 8, 1999 1 million  
March 15, 2000 5 million  
August 6, 2000 10 million  
November 22, 2000 15 million  
March 4, 2001 20 million  
July 1, 2001 25 million  
December 25, 2001 30 million  
October 14, 2002 35 million  
October 30, 2003 40 million  


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Proceed of monthly subscribers
(As of October 30, 2003)


Proceed of monthly IP, iMenu site,
independent i-mode website numbers (as of September, 2003)


Breakdown of i-mode subscribers
by gender and age (As of September, 2003)


i appli comaptible handset users
among i-mode subscribers (As of October 28, 2003)


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 i-mode®, the world's most popular mobile internet service, which provides e-mail and internet access to over 40 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 Asian Pacific reigion, 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 available to subscribers in Japan only.

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