TOKYO, JAPAN, February 1, 2006 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today three prototype high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) handsets developed with Fujitsu, Motorola and NEC, respectively. DoCoMo aims to start HSDPA services sometime between July and September 2006.
HSDPA, a high-speed packet transmission technology standardized by the Third Generation Partnership Project, offers a theoretical maximum downlink speed of about 14Mbps. At present, the prototype handsets have maximum speeds of 3.6Mbps, 10 times faster than current 3G FOMA® handsets. HSDPA is expected to facilitate powerful new services by enabling high-volume downloads and the viewing of highly rich content.
The handsets will be demonstrated at the DoCoMo booth at the 3GSM World Congress 2006 in Barcelona, Spain from February 13 to 16. For details on the DoCoMo exhibit, please visit
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 45 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, North America
and Asia, the company is expanding its global reach through strategic alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in Asia-Pacific
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.