June 30, 2016
DOCOMO to Ensure Mt. Fuji Climbers Have High-Quality Mobile Access
TOKYO, JAPAN, June 30, 2016 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it will offer PREMIUM 4GTM LTE-Advanced mobile communications services with a maximum downlink of 375Mbps, as well as FOMATM 3G service, at the summit of Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain and one of UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage Sites. The service will be available during the summer climbing season from July 10 to later in August.
DOCOMO also will offer an extra-fast maximum downlink of 337.5Mbps, compared with the usual 225Mbps, on the Subashiri, Gotemba, Fujinomiya and Yoshida trails, the most heavily used routes to the 3,776-meter summit.
Also, DOCOMO Wi-Fi® hotspots will be located at selected cabins on the slopes. Shared tablets available in some cabins will enable climbers to enjoy the company's translation app, Hanashite Hon'yakuTM, plus dTVTM video streaming and many other premier mobile services from DOCOMO.
Going forward, DOCOMO will continue to ensure that Mount Fuji climbers enjoy high-quality mobile services as part of its initiative to enhance the quality of mobile communications in expanded coverage areas around Japan.
- Downlink speeds are theoretical maximums and services are provided on a best-effort basis. Speeds may vary depending on network traffic or transmission environments.
- FOMA, PREMIUM 4G, Hanashite Hon'yaku, and dTV are trademarks of NTT DOCOMO, INC.
- Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
About NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMO provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable smarter living for each customer. The company serves over 70 million mobile customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide LTE network and one of the world's most progressive LTE-Advanced networks. DOCOMO is a leading developer of a 5G network that it plans to deploy by 2020, as well as network function virtualization (NFV), NFC infrastructure and services, emerging IoT solutions, and more. Outside Japan, the company is providing technical and operational expertise to seven mobile operators and other partner companies, and is contributing to the global standardization of all-new mobile technologies. DOCOMO is listed on stock exchanges in Tokyo (9437) and New York (DCM). Please visit https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/.