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:
- 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
- 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.
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