July 11, 2013
NTT DOCOMO Extends Xi LTE Service to Mt. Fuji World Heritage Site
TOKYO, JAPAN, July 11, 2013 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC., a personalized mobile solutions provider for smarter living, announced today that it has begun providing XiTM LTE service in the Mt. Fuji area, now a World Heritage site, including the iconic mountain's 3,776-meter summit, trail entrances, climbing paths and mountainside cabins. Service will be available until the end of the official Mt. Fuji climbing season in late August.
DOCOMO's FOMATM 3G service in the Mt. Fuji area, which began in 2005, will continue to be available during climbing season.
The specific areas where Xi LTE service is available are the entrances, walking paths and cabins of the Yoshida, Subashiri, Gotemba and Fujinomiya trails, as well as the summit.
DOCOMO first provided mobile coverage in the Mt. Fuji area in 1999 with its movaTM 2G service, which was discontinued in March 2012.
Going forward, DOCOMO will continue to steadily broaden coverage areas of its LTE service and improve LTE network quality for the enhanced convenience of subscribers.
- Xi, FOMA and mova are trademarks of NTT DOCOMO, INC.
- Xi and FOMA are only available to subscribers in Japan.
About NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMO provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable smarter living for each customer. The company serves over 61 million mobile customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide 3G network and one of the world's first commercial LTE networks. Leveraging its unique capabilities as a mobile operator, DOCOMO is a leading developer of cutting-edge technologies for NFC mobile payments, mobile GPS, mobile TV, intuitive mobile assistance, environmental monitoring, smart grids and much more. Overseas, the company provides technical and operational expertise to eight mobile operators and other partner companies. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. Please visit https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/ for more information.