NTT DoCoMo to Reduce Interconnection Fees

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TOKYO, JAPAN, March 16, 2004 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries today notified the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications of their downwardly revised fees for PDC and 3G FOMA® interconnection with other telecommunication operators. The changes apply retroactively from April 1, 2003.

1. Revised fees
PDC / FOMA (voice)
Revised fee (FY 2003)
(per second)
Current fee (FY 2002)
(per second)
Same service area *1 0.199 yen (3.4 % cut) 0.206 yen
Different service areas *2 0.252 yen (4.2 % cut) 0.263 yen
*1 Point of interface and receiver are in same DoCoMo service area (i.e., of same DoCoMo group company).
*2 Point of interface is not in receiver's DoCoMo service area.

2. Examples of calls that incur interconnection fees
Calling from To
Other-company PHS NTT DoCoMo cellular phone
Other-company cellular phone NTT DoCoMo cellular phone
Other-company international number NTT DoCoMo cellular phone
Other-company phones using non-NTT lines such as IP Phone, CATV etc. NTT DoCoMo cellular phone
NTT DoCoMo cellular phone Other-company international number
NTT DoCoMo cellular phone Other-company toll-free number

Attachment 1.
Structure of DoCoMo Interconnection Fees

Attachment 2.
Changes in DoCoMo Mobile Phone Access Charges

Attachment 3.
International Comparison of Mobile Phone Access Charges



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 America, the company is expanding its global reach through strategic alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in Asia-Pacific, Europe and North 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 only to subscribers in Japan.

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