NTT DoCoMo to Enhance ISP Service for FOMA Users

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TOKYO, JAPAN, April 14, 2005 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today the forthcoming launch of mopera U™, an advanced mobile ISP service for FOMA subscribers who connect to the Web via a PC, PDA or DoCoMo's new business-oriented M1000 handset. NTT DoCoMo aims to start the service this June.

The new service will be an important enhancement of DoCoMo's mopera® ISP service, which provides mobile access to the Web via wireless networks, such as DoCoMo's 3G FOMA, PHS and 2G PDC networks, and mobile access to e-mail accounts.

In addition to these services, mopera U will enable FOMA users to access public wireless LANs via their mobile PCs. It will also enable international roaming for packet-data communications via W-CDMA and GPRS networks and public wireless LANs overseas.

Fixed-line Internet access for home computers via the NTT East and West's FLET'S ADSL or B FLET'S ISP services can be added to mopera U service contracts, enabling customers to meet their total wireless and fixed Internet access needs with one simple subscription.

Other main features of mopera U will include:

  • E-mail
    • Web mail
    • Spam protection
    • Additional e-mail accounts (only available with M1000 handset)
    • Automatic e-mail reception
  • High Web data compression for reduced communication time
  • Security
    • User-specified limits on access to sites with malicious content
    • Protection from infected websites
    • Scanning for e-mail viruses

In connection with the service launch, DoCoMo plans to stop accepting applications for the mopera mail service from FOMA subscribers.

Initially, the M1000 handset, a new business-oriented FOMA phone unveiled today, will be the only FOMA handset with full-function browser and other functions capable of using all mopera U services as a standalone device without being connected to a mobile PC or PDA.


About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company, serving more than 50 million customers. The company offers a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-mode®, which provides e-mail and Internet access to over 43 million subscribers as the world's most popular mobile Internet service, 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 and Europe. 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.
mopera U and mopera are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan.
FLET'S ADSL and B FLET'S are registered trademarks of NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE EAST CORPORATION and NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE WEST CORPORATION in Japan.

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