TOKYO, JAPAN, Sept 6, 2005 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. today reported that
The service, which is offered over Cellcom's GPRS network, marks the eleventh market for i-mode, following Japan, Germany,
Cellcom is Israel's leading mobile operator, both in terms of subscribers and profitability. DoCoMo concluded an agreement in November 2004 to provide Cellcom with know-how, technologies and patents necessary to launch the i-mode service.
DoCoMo sees great potential for i-mode growth in Israel, with its national population of approximately 7 million people.
For further details regarding Cellcom's i-mode service, please contact their Public Relations at +972-9-959-9695 or email@example.com.
Outline of i-mode service in Israel
|1) Operator:||Cellcom Israel, Ltd.|
|2) Launch date:||September 6, 2005|
|3) Area:||Cellcom's GPRS network in Israel|
|5) Handsets:||NEC N411i, Samsung S342i and S410i, Motorola E378i, as well as LG L342i. All are equipped with a dual browser to view i-mode-compatible HTML and WML1.X content.|
- More than 80 sites at the time of launch, available in Hebrew and/or English
- 11 major categories, as follows:
5) Info & Tools
- i-mode mail availability
- MMS transmission compatibility
About NTT DoCoMo
In early 2004 Cellcom introduced Full-EDGE coverage, thus becoming Israel's first third generation operator. Cellcom's GSM/GPRS/EDGE network enables the company to offer a variety of value-added services to its customers - JAVA games, MMS, downloads and streaming services. In 2004 Cellcom inaugurated its UMTS network in dense urban areas, as a step toward the expansion of this network."
Cellcom's rapid growth is reflected in its revenues, which amounted to NIS 5.6 billion in 2004. Starting in 1997, when Cellcom posted its first net profit, the annual growth of EBITDA has been 15% and growth of annual revenues has been 13%. The company has continued to post high profits (NIS 639 million in 2004).
i-mode, FOMA are trademarks or registered trademarks of
NTT DoCoMo's FOMA service is only available to subscribers in Japan.