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|
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
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