TOKYO, JAPAN, May 17, 2006 ---
Please see the attachment for an overview of the system and details about the procedures.
The mobile phone operators will continue to consider MNP procedures and announce further details in due course.
- About NTT DoCoMo
- NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company. DoCoMo serves more than 51 million subscribers, including an unmatched 24 million people subscribing to FOMA™, launched as the world's first 3G mobile service based on
W-CDMAin 2001. DoCoMo also offers a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-mode™, the world's most popular mobile e-mail/Internet service, used by more than 46 million people. With the addition of credit-card and other e-walletfunctions, DoCoMo mobile phones have become highly versatile tools for daily life. NTT DoCoMois listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges.
For more information, visit www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english.
- About KDDI Corporation
- KDDI (TSE: 9433) is a diversified telecommunication operator formed by the merger of DDI, KDD and IDO in 2000, and is the only domestic company that provides both mobile communication service and broadband service. The number of subscribers to the mobile phone services under the au and Tu-Ka brands is over 25 million. The KDDI group companies have more than 14,000 and turnover of 3,060billion yen in 2006. At KDDI, aggressive improvement of the communications environment in preparation for the coming ubiquitous network society is underway and KDDI is aiming to become a "ubiquitous solution company" which provides high value-added solutions. For more information, please visit www.kddi.com.
- About Vodafone K.K.
- Vodafone K.K. (President & CEO: Masayoshi Son) is a leading mobile operator in Japan with over 15 million customers and a member of the SoftBank Group. The Tokyo-based company offers a wide range of sophisticated mobile voice and data services, including Vodafone live!, and launched the mobile industry's first picture messaging service, Sha-mail, in November 2000. Vodafone K.K.'s 3G service offers Japan's largest roaming footprint with coverage in 144 countries and regions. Vodafone K.K. is now working in close cooperation with other SoftBank Group companies to accelerate the pace of the Digital Information Revolution. For more information, please visit www.vodafone.jp/english/
*Above data is current as of 30 April 2006.
Vodafone and Vodafone live! are registered trademarks or trademarks of Vodafone Group Plc.