TOKYO, JAPAN, November 19, 2003 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. reported that Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A. announced the release of DoCoMo's i-mode® service to the Italian market today. Italy marks the eighth market for i-mode service, which is already available in Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, Taiwan, Belgium, France, and Spain.
Wind is Italy's third largest mobile telecom company, with approximately 10 million subscribers. DoCoMo concluded a licensing agreement in June 2003 to provide Wind with patents, technologies and know-how necessary to launch the i-mode service. DoCoMo has also played a major role in helping Wind to establish close ties with content providers and equipment vendors, which is essential in order to build a strong foundation for the
DoCoMo sees great potential for i-mode growth in Italy, which is a major European market for mobile communications with its population of nearly 58 million people.
For further details regarding Wind's i-mode service, please contact Wind's Media Communications office at +39-06-8311-4600 (Rome) and +39-02-3011-6055 (Milan).
|1) Operator:||Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A.|
|2) Launch date:||November 19, 2003|
|3) Area:||Wind's GPRS network in Italy|
|5) Handsets:||N223i and N341i* (manufactured by NEC), both of which are equipped with a dual browser to view i-mode-compatible HTML and WML1.X content.
* DoJa™ compatible model
|6) Service includes:|
(1 euro = approx. 130 yen)
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