NTT DOCOMO to Reduce Interconnection Fees

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TOKYO, JAPAN, March 2, 2009 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it has notified the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications that the fees it charges other telecommunications operators to interconnect with its network have been reduced by more than 10 percent, effective immediately and applied retroactively to all interconnections since April 1, 2008.

The revised fees are as follow:
Call area New per-second fee
(As of fiscal 2008)
Previous per-second fee
(Through fiscal 2007)
Within same service area *1 0.160 yen (11.1% reduction) 0.180 yen
Between different service areas *2 0.180 yen (11.8% reduction) 0.204 yen
*1 Point of interface and call-receiver are in same DOCOMO service area.
*2 Point of interface and call-receiver are not in same DOCOMO service area.

Structure of DOCOMO's Interconnection Fees

Changes in DOCOMO Mobile Phone Interconnection Fees

International Comparison of Mobile Phone Interconnection Fees

NTT DOCOMO is the world's leading mobile operator and provider of advanced mobile services. The company serves over 54 million customers in Japan, including 48 million using i-mode™, the world's most popular mobile e-mail/Internet platform, and 47 million using FOMA™, the world's original 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA. As a leader in the development of cutting-edge mobile technologies, DOCOMO is continually expanding the role of mobile phones as versatile and highly personalized "lifestyle tools" for everyday life, including with a wide range of innovative services for mobile payments, GPS, mobile TV, multimedia content and much more. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit

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