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NTT DoCoMo has announced plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange in September, launching what is expected to be one of the most heavily traded American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programs by a Japanese company.
In the past year NTT DoCoMo has spent $14.7 billion building up a portfolio of European and U.S. telecom interests, including a 15% stake in KPN Mobile of the Netherlands, which is suffering from high debts incurred through its purchase of 3G licenses.
Every weekday morning, weather permitting, Kiyoyuki Tsujimura pedals his bicycle to the station where he boards one of Tokyo's notoriously congested commuter trains to make the journey into the heart of the city.
NTT DoCoMo, Japan's leading mobile phone operator, plans to start delivering a music service on its wireless PHS (personal handyphone system) network later this month, allowing users to download online music onto their PHS phones.
One night recently, Masanori Ishii picked up his i-mode phone to read e-mail from his contacts in Houston, only to be told the service was unavailable. 'It was the third time that week this had happened to me, so I knew the problem would be solved in a couple of hours,' Mr Ishii said...
Mobile-phone handset sales in Japan fell 2.4% last year to 40.6 million units according to Gartner, the private research firm. The news coincided with NTT DoCoMo's warning that it expected a 30% decline in new subscriptions this year. The slowdown in growth stems from a lack of att...
It has been a busy month here in Tokyo. Early on, KDDI, Japan's second-largest telecoms group, said it aimed to ship 7 million advanced service 3G handsets, thus considerably intensifying competition over advanced third-generation mobile phone services.
DoCoMo's share price has fallen 33% since a new share issue a year ago...but will cheaper shares attract new capital to the Japanese mobile giant? And just how safe is Vodafone's investment in JAPAN TELECOM? January 2002 ended with NTT DoCoMo's confirmation of their plans to list in Ne...
Launched in October, DoCoMo's 3G FOMA service signed up only 30,000 subscribers in its first three months. There's no guarantee that 3G will be a success to rival i-mode, or even catch on in a significant way. According to Yoshinori Uda, NTT DoCoMo's EVP, the Japanese pioneer of the wo...
There have been no eye-catching marketing events or even any anecdotal evidence to suggest that NTT DoCoMo's FOMA - the world's first third-generation wideband CDMA service - is yet on its way to becoming a Japanese social phenomenon to rival the once sensational i-mode, DoCoMo's exist...
DoCoMo, which started the world's first W-CDMA service in October, has pursued a strategy of taking minority investments in overseas carriers to build a family of mobile phone companies throughout the world using the same 3G mobile phone technology. So far, it has not been a resoundi...
The early days of NTT DoCoMo's pioneering third-generation mobile phone service are proving to be a trial in more than one sense of the word. The 3G WCDMA (wideband CDMA) service, called FOMA, was supposed to offer a dramatic leap in technology and 'stress-free communications,' as the ...
It was another lively month here in Tokyo. First KDDI, Japan's second largest telecoms group, forecast that group net profits would more than triple to $384 million thanks to restructuring and a boost from its 3G mobile phone service.