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This is a '''timeline of {{w|NTT Docomo}}''', a Japanese mobile telecommunication services provider.
 
This is a '''timeline of {{w|NTT Docomo}}''', a Japanese mobile telecommunication services provider.
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* Which worldwide technology milestones were pioneered by NTT Docomo?
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* What are important company acquisitions by NTT Docomo?
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* What are some notable services launched by the company?
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==Big picture==
 
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! Time period !! Development summary  
 
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| 1952–1985 || Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation (NTTPC) prelude era.
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| 1952–1985 || Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation (NTTPC) prelude era. NTTPC is established as a corporation.
 
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| 1985–1992 || Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) prelude era.
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| 1985–1992 || Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) prelude era. NTT is established as a private company.
 
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| 1992 onwards || NTT DoCoMo era, which is formally established taking over the mobile communications business of {{w|Nippon Telegraph and Telephone}} Corporation (“NTT Group”) as part of its corporate reorganization.<ref name="Careers at NTT DoCoMo">{{cite web |title=Careers at NTT DoCoMo |url=https://www.cleverism.com/company/ntt-docomo/ |website=cleverism.com |accessdate=12 November 2019}}</ref> In 1999, the company launches the world's first mobile Internet-services platform.<ref name="Overviewdd">{{cite web |title=Overview |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/corporate/about/outline/ |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=15 October 2019}}</ref>  
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| 1992 onwards || {{w|NTT Docomo}} era, which is formally established taking over the mobile communications business of {{w|Nippon Telegraph and Telephone}} Corporation (“NTT Group”) as part of its corporate reorganization.<ref name="Careers at NTT DoCoMo">{{cite web |title=Careers at NTT DoCoMo |url=https://www.cleverism.com/company/ntt-docomo/ |website=cleverism.com |accessdate=12 November 2019}}</ref> in 1993, the company launches the mobile phone service (PDC).<ref name="Trends in Mobile">{{cite book |title=Trends in Mobile Technology and Business in the Asia-Pacific Region |edition=Youngjin Yoo, Jae-Nam Lee, Chris Rowley |url=https://books.google.com.ar/books?id=AAWkAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA92&dq=%22ntt%22+%22docomo%22+%22in+1985..1992%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjxz-aniYjmAhVsJrkGHULwD_YQ6AEISTAE#v=onepage&q=%22ntt%22%20%22docomo%22%20%22in%201985..1992%22&f=false}}</ref> In 1997 it launches a packet communications service.<ref name="Trends in Mobile"/> In 1999, the company launches the world's first mobile Internet-services platform.<ref name="Overviewdd">{{cite web |title=Overview |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/corporate/about/outline/ |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=15 October 2019}}</ref>  
 
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| 2000s || NTT Docomo becomes the first cellular operator in the world to offer commercial {{w|3G}} services.  
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| 2000s || {{w|NTT Docomo}} becomes the first cellular operator in the world to offer commercial {{w|3G}} services. By the late decade, the company reaches more than half of Japan's cellular market.
 
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| 2010s || NTT Docomo introduces one of the earliest commercial LTE services.<ref name="Overviewdd"/>
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| 2010s || {{w|NTT Docomo}} introduces one of the earliest commercial LTE services.<ref name="Overviewdd"/> Tata Docomo becomes the first private sector telecom company to launch {{w|3G}} services in India.
 
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! Year !! Month and date !! Event type !! Details
 
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| 1952 || || Prelude || [[w:Nippon Telegraph and Telephone|Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation]] (NTTPC) is founded.<ref name="fundinguniverse.com">{{cite web |title=Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation History |url=http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/nippon-telegraph-and-telephone-corporation-history/ |website=fundinguniverse.com |accessdate=15 October 2019}}</ref>
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| 1952 || || Early development || Nippon Denshin Denwa Kosha ([[w:Nippon Telegraph and Telephone|Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation]] (NTTPC)) is launched as a public corporation and becomes the main engine for Japanese telecommunications {{w|R&D}}.<ref>{{cite book |last1=Okada |first1=Yoshitaka |title=Struggles for Survival: Institutional and Organizational Changes in Japan's High-Tech Industries |url=https://books.google.com.ar/books?id=URDCtQdnuI4C&pg=PA217&dq=1952++Nippon+Telegraph+and+Telephone+Public+Corporation&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiQg5Py4YbmAhW0LLkGHSxABswQ6AEILjAB#v=onepage&q=1952%20%20Nippon%20Telegraph%20and%20Telephone%20Public%20Corporation&f=false}}</ref><ref name="fundinguniverse.com">{{cite web |title=Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation History |url=http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/nippon-telegraph-and-telephone-corporation-history/ |website=fundinguniverse.com |accessdate=15 October 2019}}</ref>
 
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| 1985 || May 30 || Early development || Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) launches as a privatized joint stock corporation.<ref name="fundinguniverse.com"/><ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp">{{cite web |title=History |url=https://www.docomo-sys.co.jp/english/company/history.html |website=docomo-sys.co.jp |accessdate=12 September 2019}}</ref>
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| 1985 || May 30 || Early development || State-owned Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corp. is privatized as Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) amid liberalization of the telecommunications sector.<ref name="fundinguniverse.com"/><ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp">{{cite web |title=History |url=https://www.docomo-sys.co.jp/english/company/history.html |website=docomo-sys.co.jp |accessdate=12 September 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite book |last1=Takano |first1=Yoshirō |title=Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Privatization Study: Experience of Japan and Lessons for Developing Countries, Parts 63-179 |url=https://books.google.com.ar/books?id=3aW1AAAAIAAJ&q=Nippon+Telegraph+and+Telephone+Corporation+in+1985&dq=Nippon+Telegraph+and+Telephone+Corporation+in+1985&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj9memH44bmAhXlD7kGHQ7IAWMQ6AEITzAF}}</ref> Operating domestic telecommunications, it is considered "one of the most powerful sparks that lit the communications revolution in Japan".<ref name="Communication">{{cite web |title=Communication |url=https://features.japantimes.co.jp/heisei-moments-part-8-communication/ |website=features.japantimes.co.jp |accessdate=26 November 2019}}</ref> 
 
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| 1986 || April || Funding || Capital investment from {{w|FUJITSU}} and {{w|Hitachi}} increases to 499 million JPY.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 1985 || || Product || NTT develops the first 'Shoulder phone', a car phone, that can be carried around in a shoulder trap.<ref name="Personal Media">{{cite book |last1=Rasmussen |first1=T. |title=Personal Media and Everyday Life: A Networked Lifeworld |url=https://books.google.com.ar/books?id=4uuhAwAAQBAJ&pg=PT36&dq=%22ntt%22+%22docomo%22+%22in+1985..1992%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjxz-aniYjmAhVsJrkGHULwD_YQ6AEIUDAF#v=onepage&q=%22ntt%22%20%22docomo%22%20%22in%201985..1992%22&f=false}}</ref>
 
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| 1989 || || Early development|| NTT Docomo commences operation of Nagoya Regional Marketing Branch.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 1987 || || Product || NTT offers the first handheld cellular phone, primarily for professional and organizational purposes.<ref name="Personal Media"/>
 
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| 1989 || || Personnel || NTT Docomo number of employees reach.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 1989 || || Service || NTT launches a new digital standard, which creates a fast growth for subscribers.<ref name="Personal Media"/>
 
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| 1990 || || Financial || NTT Docomo total sales reach 10 billion JPY.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 1991 || August || Founding || NTT Mobile Communications Network is established by the {{w|Nippon Telegraph and Telephone}} (NTT) as a subsidiary to take over the mobile cellular operations.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo |url=https://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia/term/48149/ntt-docomo |website=pcmag.com |accessdate=15 October 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite book |last1=Jain |first1=Vipul |title=Recent Trends in Intelligent Computing, Communication and Devices |url=https://books.google.com.ar/books?id=vUuzDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA1063&lpg=PA1063&dq=August+14,+1991+%22DOCOMO%22&source=bl&ots=QY_R6wQt54&sig=ACfU3U23aehqGfjuSOVoQEEZ5esKOZAwyw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjx4ouXjZ_lAhUZILkGHW8YC08Q6AEwCnoECAoQAg#v=onepage&q=August%2014%2C%201991%20%22DOCOMO%22&f=false}}</ref><ref name="crunchbase.com">{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo |url=https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/ntt-docomo#section-overview |website=crunchbase.com |accessdate=15 October 2019}}</ref><ref name="The Six Immutable">{{cite book |last1=Sugai |first1=Philip |last2=Koeder |first2=Marco |last3=Ciferri |first3=Ludovico |title=The Six Immutable Laws of Mobile Business |url=https://books.google.com.ar/books?id=p631MJdn4XAC&pg=PA25&dq=%22ntt%22+%22docomo%22+%22in+1985..1992%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjxz-aniYjmAhVsJrkGHULwD_YQ6AEIPzAD#v=onepage&q=%22ntt%22%20%22docomo%22%20%22in%201985..1992%22&f=false}}</ref> This unit would soon adopt the nickname DoCoMo, which stands for "Do Communications Over the Mobile Network".<ref name"dfgghj">{{cite book |last1=Vesa |first1=Jarkko |title=Mobile Services in the Networked Economy |url=https://books.google.com.ar/books?id=S93M_UK4iegC&pg=PA124&dq=%22ntt%22+%22docomo%22+%22in+1985..1992%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjxz-aniYjmAhVsJrkGHULwD_YQ6AEIKTAA#v=onepage&q=%22ntt%22%20%22docomo%22%20%22in%201985..1992%22&f=false}}</ref> Operations commence at the Osaka Regional Marketing Branch.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 1991 || || {{w|Market penetration}} || There are about 5.75 million pager subscribers in Japan, of which NTT has some 3.5 million.<ref name="Communication"/>  
 
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| 1991 || || Early development || NTT Docomo commences operation of its Osaka Regional Marketing Branch.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 1992 || || Administration || NTT MCN relocates head office to {{w|Ikebukuro}} from Koji-Machi, Chiyoda-Ku.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
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| 1991 || August || Founding || NTT Mobile Communications Network is established as a {{w|spin-off}} by the {{w|Nippon Telegraph and Telephone}} (NTT) to take over the mobile cellular operations.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo |url=https://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia/term/48149/ntt-docomo |website=pcmag.com |accessdate=15 October 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite book |last1=Jain |first1=Vipul |title=Recent Trends in Intelligent Computing, Communication and Devices |url=https://books.google.com.ar/books?id=vUuzDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA1063&lpg=PA1063&dq=August+14,+1991+%22DOCOMO%22&source=bl&ots=QY_R6wQt54&sig=ACfU3U23aehqGfjuSOVoQEEZ5esKOZAwyw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjx4ouXjZ_lAhUZILkGHW8YC08Q6AEwCnoECAoQAg#v=onepage&q=August%2014%2C%201991%20%22DOCOMO%22&f=false}}</ref><ref name="crunchbase.com">{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo |url=https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/ntt-docomo#section-overview |website=crunchbase.com |accessdate=15 October 2019}}</ref>
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| 1992 || || Personnel || NTT MCN number of employees reaches 300.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 1992 || || Administration || NTT DoCoMo relocates head office to {{w|Ikebukuro}} from Koji-Machi, Chiyoda-Ku.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 1992 || July 1 || Reorganization || NTT MCN becomes an independent company and begins operations assuming control of mobile communications business of the reorganizing [[w:Nippon Telegraph and Telephone|Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation]] (NTT).<ref name="Communication"/><ref name="History">{{cite web |title=History |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/corporate/about/outline/history/ |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=11 September 2019}}</ref> This event is considered to be the birth of NTT DoCoMo, after the cellular communications services of NTT are carved out from the former telecom monopolist's other lines of business.<ref name="i-mode Wireless">{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo: i-mode Wireless Internet Services |url=https://www.bus.umich.edu/kresgepublic/journals/gartner/research/96500/96594/96594.html |website=bus.umich.edu |accessdate=16 October 2019}}</ref>
 
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| 1992 || || Personnel || NTT DoCoMo number of employees reaches 300.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 1992 || || Service || NTT MCN launches the first analog cellular phone service.<ref name="The Six Immutable"/>
 
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| 1992 || July || Reorganization || NTT Mobile Communications Network assumes control of mobile communications business of the reorganizing [[w:Nippon Telegraph and Telephone|Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation]] (NTT).<ref name="History">{{cite web |title=History |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/corporate/about/outline/history/ |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=11 September 2019}}</ref> This event is considered to be the birth of NTT DoCoMo, after the cellular communications services of NTT are carved out from the former telecom monopolist's other lines of business.<ref name="i-mode Wireless">{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo: i-mode Wireless Internet Services |url=https://www.bus.umich.edu/kresgepublic/journals/gartner/research/96500/96594/96594.html |website=bus.umich.edu |accessdate=16 October 2019}}</ref>
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| 1993 || || Service || Japan moves to digital mobile services as NTT MCN launches a new service based on Personal Digital Cellular (PDC) technology.<ref name="dfgghj">{{cite book |last1=Vesa |first1=Jarkko |title=Mobile Services in the Networked Economy |publisher= |url=https://books.google.com.ar/books?id=S93M_UK4iegC&pg=PA124&lpg=PA124&dq=%221993%22+%22Japan%22+%22digital+mobile+services+%22+%22service+based+on+Personal+Digital+Cellular+(PDC)%22&source=bl&ots=A_gOX7Toa7&sig=ACfU3U1nC7zL5sJNqglnbb5toFQeeAZymA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiW9KrooYjmAhU9HrkGHY7lAqwQ6AEwAHoECAIQAQ#v=onepage&q=%221993%22%20%22Japan%22%20%22digital%20mobile%20services%20%22%20%22service%20based%20on%20Personal%20Digital%20Cellular%20(PDC)%22&f=false}}</ref>
 
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| 1993 || March || Service || NTT MCN Launches mova 2G (800 MHz) digital cellular phone service.<ref name="History"/>
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| 1993 || March || Service || NTT MCN Launches mova 2G (800 MHz), its first digital cellular phone service.<ref name="History"/><ref name="The Six Immutable"/>
 
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| 1993 || July || Administration || NTT DoCoMo is reorganized into nine regional companies within {{w|Japan}}.<ref name="i-mode Wireless"/>  
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| 1993 || July || Administration || NTT MCN is reorganized into nine regional companies within {{w|Japan}}.<ref name="i-mode Wireless"/>  
 
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| 1993 || || Administration || NTT MCN establishes its Main Sales Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
| 1993 || || Administration || NTT MCN establishes its Main Sales Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 1993 || || Userbase || Nearly 70 percent of new NTT pager subscribers are individuals instead of companies.<ref name="Communication"/>
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| 1994 || || Background || The mobile phone market is opened to competition.<ref name="dfgghj"/>
 
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| 1994 || April || Service || NTT MCN launches CITYPHONE 1.5 GHz digital cellular phone service in urban areas.<ref name="History"/>
 
| 1994 || April || Service || NTT MCN launches CITYPHONE 1.5 GHz digital cellular phone service in urban areas.<ref name="History"/>
 
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| 1996 || || Administration || NTT MCN relocates the head office to {{w|Nishigotanda}} from {{w|Ikebukuro}}.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
| 1996 || || Administration || NTT MCN relocates the head office to {{w|Nishigotanda}} from {{w|Ikebukuro}}.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 1996 || Mid-year || Personnel || NTT MCN employs about 500 engineers.<ref>{{cite book |last1=Funk |first1=Jeffrey L. |title=Global Competition Between and Within Standards: The Case of Mobile Phones |url=https://books.google.com.ar/books?id=K-eFDAAAQBAJ&pg=PA185&dq=%22ntt%22+%22docomo%22+%22in+1985..1992%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjxz-aniYjmAhVsJrkGHULwD_YQ6AEINzAC#v=onepage&q=%22ntt%22%20%22docomo%22%20%22in%201985..1992%22&f=false}}</ref>
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| 1996 || || Market growth || The adoption rate for mobiles in Japan reaches 25%.<ref name="Personal Media"/>
 
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| 1997 || || Financial || NTT MCN increases capital investment to 652.6 million JPY.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
| 1997 || || Financial || NTT MCN increases capital investment to 652.6 million JPY.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
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| 1997 || March || Service || NTT MCN launches DoPa packet-data communications service.<ref name="History"/>
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| 1997 || March || Service || NTT MCN launches DoPa packet-data communications service, the first data communications service in Japan.<ref name="History"/><ref name="The Six Immutable"/>
 
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| 1998 || || Administration || NTT MCN establishes its urban information systems division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
| 1998 || || Administration || NTT MCN establishes its urban information systems division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 1998 || || Recognition || NTT MCN acquires ISO9001 accreditation, an international standard used by organizations to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.<ref>{{cite web |title=WHAT IS ISO 9001:2015 – QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS? |url=https://asq.org/quality-resources/iso-9001 |website=asq.org |accessdate=16 October 2019}}</ref><ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
| 1998 || || Recognition || NTT MCN acquires ISO9001 accreditation, an international standard used by organizations to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.<ref>{{cite web |title=WHAT IS ISO 9001:2015 – QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS? |url=https://asq.org/quality-resources/iso-9001 |website=asq.org |accessdate=16 October 2019}}</ref><ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
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| 1998 || October 12 || Financial || NTT MCN goes public on the {{w|Nikkei 225}} average.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT Mobile Communications Network |url=https://money.howstuffworks.com/10-biggest-ipos8.htm |website=money.howstuffworks.com |accessdate=15 October 2019}}</ref> The company is registered under the ticker  TYO:9437.<ref name="crunchbase.com"/>
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| 1998 || October 12 || Financial || NTT MCN goes public on the {{w|Nikkei 225}} average.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT Mobile Communications Network |url=https://money.howstuffworks.com/10-biggest-ipos8.htm |website=money.howstuffworks.com |accessdate=15 October 2019}}</ref> The company is registered under the ticker  TYO:9437.<ref name="crunchbase.com"/> NTT sells 30% of DoCoMo to the public.<ref name="dfgghj"/>
 
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| 1998 || October 22 || Financial || NTT MCN is listed on the {{w|Tokyo Stock Exchange}}.<ref name="i-mode Wireless"/>
 
| 1998 || October 22 || Financial || NTT MCN is listed on the {{w|Tokyo Stock Exchange}}.<ref name="i-mode Wireless"/>
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| 1998–1999 || || Product || NTT MCN morking team designer {{w|Shigetaka Kurita}} invents the {{w|Emoji}}, a pictographic language being adopted around the world. The first set of 176 12×12 pixel emoji is created as part of i-mode's messaging features to help facilitate electronic communication, and also to serve as a distinguishing feature from other services.<ref>{{cite web|last=Blagdon|first=Jeff|title=How emoji conquered the world|url=https://www.theverge.com/2013/3/4/3966140/how-emoji-conquered-the-world|work=The Verge|publisher=Vox Media|accessdate=6 November 2013|date=12 September 2019}}</ref>
 
| 1998–1999 || || Product || NTT MCN morking team designer {{w|Shigetaka Kurita}} invents the {{w|Emoji}}, a pictographic language being adopted around the world. The first set of 176 12×12 pixel emoji is created as part of i-mode's messaging features to help facilitate electronic communication, and also to serve as a distinguishing feature from other services.<ref>{{cite web|last=Blagdon|first=Jeff|title=How emoji conquered the world|url=https://www.theverge.com/2013/3/4/3966140/how-emoji-conquered-the-world|work=The Verge|publisher=Vox Media|accessdate=6 November 2013|date=12 September 2019}}</ref>
 
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| 1999 || || || NTT MCN commences operation of XML solutions.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 1999 || February || Service || NTT MCN introduces its 2.5G i-mode, the first such service with national coverage.<ref name="The Six Immutable"/>
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| 1999 || August 8 || Userbase || i-mode grows to 1 million subscribers.<ref name="The Six Immutable"/>
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| 1999 || December || Userbase || i-mode grows to 3 million subscribers.<ref name="The Six Immutable"/>
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| 2000 || April || Rebranding || Around its 15th anniversary, NTT Mobile Communications Network changes official name to {{w|NTT Docomo}}.<ref name="History"/><ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2000 || August 6 || Userbase || Subscriptions for i-mode in Japan reaches 10 million.<ref name="sds"/>
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| 2000 || September || Facility || The {{w|NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building}} opens. One of the tallest buildings in {{w|Tokyo}}, it houses base station equipment and switching equipment.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo Yoyogi Building |url=https://www.emporis.com/buildings/104939/ntt-docomo-yoyogi-building-tokyo-japan |website=emporis.com |accessdate=18 November 2019}}</ref> 
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| 2000 || November 22 || Userbase || Subscriptions for i-mode in Japan reaches 10 million.<ref name="sds"/><ref name="The Six Immutable"/>
 
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| 1999 || || Personnel || NTT MCN reaches 500 employees.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2000 || Late year || Userbase || There are 50 million Personal Digital Cellular (PDC) subscribers in Japan.<ref name="The Six Immutable"/>
 
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| 2000 || April || Renaming || Around its 15th anniversary, NTT Mobile Communications Network changes official name to NTT DoCoMo.<ref name="History"/><ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2000 || || {{w|License}} || The {{w|Japanese government}} awards {{w|3G}} licenses to {{w|NTT Docomo}}, {{w|KDDI}} and {{w|J-Phone}} at no charge. This allows NTT Docomo to free up its cash stock for overseas investment.<ref name="i-mode Wireless"/>
 
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| 2000 || September || Facility || The {{w|NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building}} opens.
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| 2001 || || Recognition || {{w|NTT Docomo}} acquires ISO14001 accreditation<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>, the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system.<ref>{{cite web |title=WHAT IS ISO 14001:2015 – ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS? |url=https://asq.org/quality-resources/iso-14001 |website=asq.org |accessdate=16 October 2019}}</ref>
 
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| 2000 || || || The {{w|Japanese government}} awards {{w|3G}} licenses to NTT Docomo, {{w|KDDI}} and {{w|J-Phone}} at no charge. This allows NTT Docomo to free up its cash stock for overseas investment.<ref name="i-mode Wireless"/>
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| 2001 || March 4 || Userbase || Subscriptions for i-mode in Japan reaches 20 million.<ref name="sds"/>
 
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| 2001 || || Recognition || NTT Docomo acquires ISO14001 accreditation<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>, the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system.<ref>{{cite web |title=WHAT IS ISO 14001:2015 – ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS? |url=https://asq.org/quality-resources/iso-14001 |website=asq.org |accessdate=16 October 2019}}</ref>
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| 2001 || May || Userbase || i-mode grows to 23 million subscribers.<ref name="The Six Immutable"/>
 
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| 2001 || || Administration || NTT Docomo relocates the head office to {{w|Akasaka}} from {{w|Nishigotanda}}.
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| 2001 || July 1 || Userbase || Subscriptions for i-mode in Japan reaches 25 million.<ref name="sds"/>
 
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| 2001 || || Financial || NTT Docomo investment ratio increases to 100%.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2001 || || Administration || {{w|NTT Docomo}} relocates the head office to {{w|Akasaka}} from {{w|Nishigotanda}}.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
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| 2001 || October || Service || NTT Docomo becomes the first cellular operator in the world to offer commercial {{w|3G}} services (based on {{w|WCDMA}}) called {{w|Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access}} (FOMA). The service becomes first available in the {{w|Greater Tokyo Area}}, {{w|Yokohama}} and {{w|Kawasaki}}.<ref name="History"/><ref name="i-mode Wireless"/>
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| 2001 || || Financial || {{w|NTT Docomo}} investment ratio increases to 100%.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
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| 2002 || || Personnel || NTT Docomo reaches 700 employees.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2001 || October || Service || {{w|NTT Docomo}} becomes the first cellular operator in the world to offer commercial {{w|3G}} services (based on {{w|WCDMA}}) called {{w|Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access}} (FOMA). The service becomes first available in the {{w|Greater Tokyo Area}}, {{w|Yokohama}} and {{w|Kawasaki}}.<ref name="History"/><ref name="i-mode Wireless"/>
 
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| 2002 || || Administration || NTT Docomo establishes its Operation Systems HQ, System Development Division and Service Operations Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2001 || December 25 || Userbase || Subscriptions for i-mode in Japan reaches 30 million.<ref name="sds"/>
 
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| 2002 || March || Financial || NTT Docomo is listed on [[w:London stock exchange|London]] (delisted on March 2014) and {{w|New York stock exchange}}s.<ref name="History"/>
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| 2002 || || Personnel || {{w|NTT Docomo}} reaches 700 employees.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
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| 2002 || May 8 || Administration || NTT DoCoMo states in a memorandum of understanding plans to convert its regional subsidiaries into wholly owned subsidiaries by way of share exchange.<ref name="i-mode Wireless"/>
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| 2002 || || Administration || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes its Operation Systems HQ, System Development Division and Service Operations Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
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| 2002 || June 1 || Service || NTT DoCoMo launches its i-shot service, allowing subscribers to transmit still images taken with compatible mobile phones having built-in cameras to virtually any device capable of receiving {{w|e-mail}}.<ref name="dd"/>  
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| 2002 || March || Financial || {{w|NTT Docomo}} is listed on [[w:London stock exchange|London]] (delisted on March 2014) and {{w|New York stock exchange}}s.<ref name="History"/>
 
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| 2003 || January 14 || {{w|Market penetration}} || DoCoMo i-shot handsets (camera phone) sales exceed 5 million.<ref name="dd">{{cite web |title=DoCoMo Camera Phone Sales Exceed 5 Million |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2003/000928.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=12 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2002 || May 8 || Administration || {{w|NTT Docomo}} states in a memorandum of understanding plans to convert its regional subsidiaries into wholly owned subsidiaries by way of share exchange.<ref name="i-mode Wireless"/>
 
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| 2003 || || Administration || NTT Docomo establishes ERP Division and Technical Center.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2002 || June 1 || Service || {{w|NTT Docomo}} launches its i-shot service, allowing subscribers to transmit still images taken with compatible mobile phones having built-in cameras to virtually any device capable of receiving {{w|e-mail}}.<ref name="dd"/>  
 
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| 2004 || January 9 || Service || NTT DoCoMo announces the launch of an i-mode Disaster Message Board service allowing i-mode subscribers in Japan to post personal messages at a special i-mode site (provided in Japanese only) in the event of major calamities such as high-magnitude {{w|earthquake}}s.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Launch i-mode Disaster Message Board Service |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2004/001135.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=12 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2001 || October 14 || Userbase || Subscriptions for i-mode in Japan reaches 35 million.<ref name="sds"/>
 
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| 2004 || January 29 || {{w|Subsidiary}} || NTT DoCoMo announces the decision to liquidate its subsidiary, Mobimagic Co., an application service provider for medium and small-sized companies.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Liquidate a Subsidiary |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2004/001137.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=12 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2003 || January 14 || {{w|Market penetration}} || {{w|NTT Docomo}} i-shot handsets (camera phone) sales exceed 5 million.<ref name="dd">{{cite web |title=DoCoMo Camera Phone Sales Exceed 5 Million |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2003/000928.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=12 November 2019}}</ref>
 
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| 2004 || March 24 || {{w|Subsidiary}} || NTT DoCoMo announces the decision to liquidate DCM Capital LDN ({{w|United Kingdom}}) Limited, DCM Capital HKG (UK) Limited and DCM Capital 3G HKG (UK) Limited, each of which is a wholly owned subsidiary of DoCoMo.
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| 2003 || March 6 || Service || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces plans to unveil an always-on internet access service, dubbed "@FreeD™", for use with compatible {{w|Personal Handy-phone System}} (PHS) terminals.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Launch Flat-Rate Internet Access Service for PHS |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2003/000937.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2004 || April || Product || NTT DoCoMo launches mova 506i series of three PDC (2G) i-mode mobile phones, a series of handsets featuring cameras with effective resolutions of more than one million pixels.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo Unveils New mova 506i i-mode Phone Series |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2004/001166.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=12 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2003 || March 11 || || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces the introduction of the P2102V, the company's first {{w|3G}} videophone handset capable of video clip e-mailing and extended stand-by time, and the first {{w|Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access}} model to accept memory cards.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Introduce New FOMA Videophone Model |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2003/000940.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2004 || || Administration || NTT Docomo establishes Mobile Network Division and Security Services Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2003 || March 21 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces the introduction of the D505i mobile phone, the first model in the company's 505i series of enhanced-PDC ({{w|2G}}) handsets that incorporate a Flash browser.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Launch First Handset in New 505i Series |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2003/000965.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2004 || December || Product || NTT DoCoMo launches the F901iC 3G FOMA handset, the latest model in the 901i series.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Launch F901iC 3G FOMA Handset |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2004/001233.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=12 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2003 || March 27 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces the introduction of the its first {{w|Global Positioning Service}} (GPS) compatible handset, dubbed F661i, to the market.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Introduce First GPS Handset |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2003/000943.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2005 || December || Product || NTT Docomo launches iD credit brand.<ref name="History"/>
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| 2003 || May 26 || Service || {{w|NTT Docomo}} launches online shopping mall and account aggregation portal DoCommerce, which enables both 2G and 3G SSL-compatible i-mode handset users to manage their finances and shop online with their credit cards. The online mall launches with 10 virtual shops selling items such as accessories, perfumes and healthcare goods.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo launches mobile shopping mall and account aggregation portal |url=https://www.finextra.com/newsarticle/8935/ntt-docomo-launches-mobile-shopping-mall-and-account-aggregation-portal |website=finextra.com |accessdate=18 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2006 || April || Service || NTT Docomo launches DCMX mobile credit-card service.<ref name="History"/>
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| 2003 || June 3 || Service || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces a payments service to enable customers using {{w|2G}} and {{w|3G}} handsets to shop online at a dedicated portal site and receive bills for purchases together with their monthly mobile phone invoices.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Start Trial of Online Payments Service |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2003/000975.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>  
 
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| 2006 || || Administration || NTT Docomo establishes Information Security Services Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2003 || June 30 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces launch of the F2102V mobile videophone, the first model compatible with Docomo's new FirstPass SSL client authentication service.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Launch FOMA F2102V Videophone |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2003/000983.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2007 || || Administration || NTT DoCoMo establishes its Business Solution Headquarters, a System Integration Division, a Service Provider Division, a System Infrastructure Division, an Enterprise System Division, and an Information Security Department.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2003 || || Administration || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes ERP Division and Technical Center.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2003 || September || Userbase || After achieving a peak of more than 62 million subscribers for PDC services in Japan, the Japanese mobile market embraces next-generation technologies based on CDMA technology.<ref name="The Six Immutable"/>
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| 2003 || October 30 || || Total subscribers to {{w|2G}} and {{w|3G}} {{w|i-mode}} mobile internet service in Japan surpass 40 million.<ref name="sds">{{cite web |title=i-mode Subscribers Surpass 40 million |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2003/001115.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2003 || October 31 || || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announce development of the first {{w|FOMA}} compact flash card, P2402, which enables {{w|3G}} videophone and other wireless data communication via PCs and [[w:Personal digital assistant|PDA]]s, such as Docomo's sigmarion III.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo Develops FOMA Compact Flash Card |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2003/001116.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2003 || November 10 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces the release of the mova P505iS, the world's first camera phone equipped with auto focus.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Introduce P505iS: World's First Auto-Focus Camera Phone |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2003/001119.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2003 || December 9 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces the release of three handsets in the {{w|2G}} mova 505iS series: "the SO505iS, a mega-pixel camera phone equipped to play extended-length video files; the N505iS, the first NEC-made camera phone in the mova lineup with 1.3 mega-pixel resolution; and the SH505iS, which comes with a 2.02 mega-pixel, auto-focus camera."<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Launch Three New Models in mova 505iS Series |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2003/001126.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2003 || December 18 || || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces liquidation of NTT Docomo Telecomunicações do Brasil Limitada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Docomo.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Liquidate a Brazilian Subsidiary |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2003/001132.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2004 || January 9 || Service || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces the launch of an i-mode Disaster Message Board service allowing i-mode subscribers in Japan to post personal messages at a special i-mode site (provided in Japanese only) in the event of major calamities such as high-magnitude {{w|earthquake}}s.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Launch i-mode Disaster Message Board Service |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2004/001135.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=12 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2004 || January 29 || {{w|Subsidiary}} || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces the decision to liquidate its subsidiary, Mobimagic Co., an application service provider for medium and small-sized companies.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Liquidate a Subsidiary |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2004/001137.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=12 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2004 || January 29 || Userbase ({{w|3G}} [[w:Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access|FOMA]] service) || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces that subscribers to the {{w|3G}} [[w:Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access|FOMA]] service surpassed two million, two years and four months after the service was launched.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo FOMA Subscribers Top 2 Million |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2004/001139.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2004 || February 26 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces release of the P900i, the third handset in the new {{w|3G}} [[w:Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access|FOMA]] 900i series.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Release P900i - Third Handset in FOMA 900i Series |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2004/001146.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2004 || March 24 || {{w|Subsidiary}} || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces the decision to liquidate DCM Capital LDN ({{w|United Kingdom}}) Limited, DCM Capital HKG (UK) Limited and DCM Capital 3G HKG (UK) Limited, each of which is a wholly owned subsidiary of DoCoMo.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Liquidate Some of its Subsidiaries |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2004/001157.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=18 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2004 || March 31 || Userbase ({{w|3G}} [[w:Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access|FOMA]] service) || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces that subscribers to the {{w|3G}} [[w:Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access|FOMA]] service surpassed the three million mark.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo FOMA Subscribers Top 3 Million |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2004/001162.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2004 || April 1 || Research || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes its Mobile Society Research Institute, which would study the social impact of mobile phone use.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Establish "Mobile Society Research Institute" |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2004/001163.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2004 || April || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} launches mova 506i series of three PDC (2G) i-mode mobile phones, a series of handsets featuring cameras with effective resolutions of more than one million pixels.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo Unveils New mova 506i i-mode Phone Series |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2004/001166.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=12 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2004 || April 28 || Service || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces launch an international roaming-in service to enable mobile subscribers of Docomo's 21 international partners in 19 countries and territories to use the company's {{w|3G}} [[W:Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access|FOMA]] network while in Japan.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Launch 3G Roaming-In Service for Visitors to Japan |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2004/001169.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref> 
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| 2004 || || Administration || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes a Mobile Network Division and a Security Services Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2004 || December || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} launches the F901iC 3G FOMA handset, the latest model in the 901i series.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Launch F901iC 3G FOMA Handset |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2004/001233.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=12 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2004 || December 16 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} introduces the N900iG, the first [[w:Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access|FOMA]] {{w|3G}} handset for fully functional mobile communications in approximately 115 countries/regions.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo Introduces First FOMA 3G Handset for International Roaming |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2004/001229.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref> 
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| 2005 || November 24 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces launch of the [[w:Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access|FOMA]] SA800i, a child-friendly 3G mobile phone.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo Develops Child-Friendly Handset |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2005/000701.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=18 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2005 || December || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} launches iD credit brand.<ref name="History"/>
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| 2006 || April || Service || {{w|NTT Docomo}} launches DCMX mobile credit-card service.<ref name="History"/>
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| 2006 || || Administration || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes Information Security Services Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2007 || January 16 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces the development of new {{w|3G}} [[w:Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access|FOMA]] handsets: the 703i Series, D800iDS and SO903iTV.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo Unveils 3G FOMA 703i Series, D800iDS and SO903iTV Handsets |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2007/001311.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=24 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2007 || February 9 || Technology || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces achievement of the world's first 5Gbps packet transmission in 4G field experiment, using 100MHz frequency bandwidth to a mobile station moving at 10km/h.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo Achieves World's First 5Gbps Packet Transmission in 4G Field Experiment |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2007/001319.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=24 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2007 || March 14 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} introcudes the 3G FOMA F903iBSC business-use handset "to enable companies to address security issues such as information leaks and non-work-related use of corporate phones".<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo Unveils Secure 3G FOMA F903iBSC Handset for Business Use |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2007/001324.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=24 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2007 || April 3 || Technology || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces having developed a speech coding technology that provides "exceptionally high-quality voice for mobile phones, yet only requires the low-level computing power of conventional mobile telephony technologies".<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo Develops High-Quality Speech Coding Technology for Mobile Phones |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2007/001330.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=24 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2007 || July || Research || {{w|NTT Docomo}} begins testing an experimental Super {{w|3G}} system for mobile communications, with aims at achieving a downlink transmission rate of 300Mbps over a high-speed wireless network.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo Begins Super 3G Experiment |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2007/001354.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=25 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2007 || || Administration || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes its Business Solution Headquarters, a System Integration Division, a Service Provider Division, a System Infrastructure Division, an Enterprise System Division, and an Information Security Department.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2007 || September || Facility || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes an office in {{w|Hanoi}}, {{w|Vietnam}}, its fourth overseas office, joining existing facilities in {{w|Beijing}}, {{w|Shanghai}} and {{w|Singapore}}.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo Establishes Office in Hanoi, Vietnam |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2007/001365.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=24 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2007 || October || Product || The {{w|prototype}} [[w:wellness (alternative medicine)|Wellness]] {{w|mobile phone}} of  {{w|NTT Docomo}} and {{w|Mitsubishi Electric Corp.}} is launched at annual Japanese trade show {{w|CEATEC}}. It checks health with a motion sensor that detects body movement and  measures calories, and includes a {{w|breathalyzer}}.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20071029053227/http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hhzZNK2Qh8nBS4H9Tt_lDecgBE9QD8S3IR880|title=The Associated Press: New Prototype Phone Gives Fitness Check|author=|date=29 October 2007|website=archive.org|accessdate=12 September 2019}}</ref>
 
| 2007 || October || Product || The {{w|prototype}} [[w:wellness (alternative medicine)|Wellness]] {{w|mobile phone}} of  {{w|NTT Docomo}} and {{w|Mitsubishi Electric Corp.}} is launched at annual Japanese trade show {{w|CEATEC}}. It checks health with a motion sensor that detects body movement and  measures calories, and includes a {{w|breathalyzer}}.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20071029053227/http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hhzZNK2Qh8nBS4H9Tt_lDecgBE9QD8S3IR880|title=The Associated Press: New Prototype Phone Gives Fitness Check|author=|date=29 October 2007|website=archive.org|accessdate=12 September 2019}}</ref>
 
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| 2007 || December || Acquisition || NTT DoCoMo and [[w:KTF|KT Freetel]] jointly invest US$200 million for a total of 33% stake in {{w|U Mobile}} Malaysia.
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| 2007 || December || Acquisition || {{w|NTT Docomo}} and [[w:KTF|KT Freetel]] jointly invest US$200 million for a total of 33% stake in {{w|U Mobile}} Malaysia.<ref>{{cite web |title=STT to invest RM1b in U Mobile |url=https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/stt-invest-rm1b-u-mobile |website=theedgemarkets.com |accessdate=18 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2007 || December 10 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces launch of the F801i handset, which offers improved child-friendly features for security, theft/loss prevention, and ease of use.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Launch Child-Friendly F801i Handset |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2007/001377.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=24 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2008 || || Service || NTT DoCoMo begins offering a service called the "Area Mail Disaster Information Service" which broadcasts [[w:Earthquake Early Warning (Japan)|Earthquake Early Warning]] messages produced by the {{w|Japan Meteorological Agency}} to its subscribers with compatible handsets.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/service/safety/areamail/index.html |title=Area Mail Disaster Information Service |accessdate=2011-11-06 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20111025134752/http://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/service/safety/areamail/index.html |archivedate=2011-10-25 |df= }}</ref>
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| 2008 || January 3 || Userbase || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces having surpassed 15 million subscribers to the i-channel news and information service.<ref>{{cite web |title=i-channel Subscribers Exceed 15 Million |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2008/001380.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=25 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2008 || January 24 || {{w|Partnership}} || NTT DoCoMo announces a partnership with {{w|Google}}, which allows all models after the FOMA904i models to view {{w|YouTube}} videos.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://plusd.itmedia.co.jp/mobile/articles/0801/24/news066.html |title=ドコモとGoogleが提携──各種サービスのiモード対応などを推進 |accessdate=2008-01-26 |publisher=ITMedia+D モバイル |language=Japanese}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url=http://plusd.itmedia.co.jp/mobile/articles/0801/24/news104.html |title=YouTube、ドコモの904i/905iシリーズに対応 |accessdate=2008-01-26 |publisher=ITMedia+D モバイル |language=Japanese}}</ref>
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| 2008 || || Service || {{w|NTT Docomo}} begins offering a service called the "Area Mail Disaster Information Service" which broadcasts [[w:Earthquake Early Warning (Japan)|Earthquake Early Warning]] messages produced by the {{w|Japan Meteorological Agency}} to its subscribers with compatible handsets.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/service/safety/areamail/index.html |title=Area Mail Disaster Information Service |accessdate=2011-11-06 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20111025134752/http://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/service/safety/areamail/index.html |archivedate=2011-10-25 |df= }}</ref>
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| 2008 || January 24 || {{w|Partnership}} || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces a partnership with {{w|Google}}, which allows all models after the FOMA904i models to view {{w|YouTube}} videos.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://plusd.itmedia.co.jp/mobile/articles/0801/24/news066.html |title=ドコモとGoogleが提携──各種サービスのiモード対応などを推進 |accessdate=2008-01-26 |publisher=ITMedia+D モバイル |language=Japanese}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url=http://plusd.itmedia.co.jp/mobile/articles/0801/24/news104.html |title=YouTube、ドコモの904i/905iシリーズに対応 |accessdate=2008-01-26 |publisher=ITMedia+D モバイル |language=Japanese}}</ref>
 
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| 2008 || February || {{w|Joint venture}} || NTT Investment Partners, Inc. (NTT-IP) is estqablished as a corporate venture capital firm by [[w:Nippon Telegraph and Telephone|Nippon Telegraph]] and Telephone Corporation (NTT). The firm focuses on funding advanced/disruptive technologies, services and business models around the world and looks to leverage NTT Group companies’ business operations, technologies and vast network to its portfolio companies.
 
| 2008 || February || {{w|Joint venture}} || NTT Investment Partners, Inc. (NTT-IP) is estqablished as a corporate venture capital firm by [[w:Nippon Telegraph and Telephone|Nippon Telegraph]] and Telephone Corporation (NTT). The firm focuses on funding advanced/disruptive technologies, services and business models around the world and looks to leverage NTT Group companies’ business operations, technologies and vast network to its portfolio companies.
 
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| 2008 || March || Market || NTT DoCoMo reaches more than 53 million customers, which is more than half of Japan's cellular market.<ref name="Historyh"/>
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| 2008 || March || Market || {{w|NTT Docomo}} reaches more than 53 million customers, which is more than half of Japan's cellular market.<ref name="Historyh"/>
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| 2008 || March || {{w|Venture capital}} || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes a {{w|JPY}} 10 billion venture fund, the NTT Investment Partners Fund, L.P. (NTT-IP Fund).<ref name="Historyh"/>
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| 2008 || March 27 || Technology || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces having successfully demonstrated the world's first molecular delivery system for molecular communication.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo Demonstrates Molecular Delivery System for Molecular Communication |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2008/001391.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=24 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2008 || March || || NTT DoCoMo establishes a {{w|JPY}} 10 billion venture fund, the NTT Investment Partners Fund, L.P. (NTT-IP Fund).<ref name="Historyh"/>
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| 2008 || April 19 || Leadership || Ryuji Yamada is promoted as the president of {{w|NTT Docomo}}. Masao Nakamura stays as a director and senior adviser. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.asahi.com/business/update/0418/TKY200804180367.html|script-title=ja:ドコモ社長に山田副社長が昇格へ|accessdate=2008-04-18|date=2008-04-19|language=Japanese |archiveurl = https://web.archive.org/web/20080422030408/http://www.asahi.com/business/update/0418/TKY200804180367.html <!-- Bot retrieved archive --> |archivedate = 2008-04-22}}</ref>
 
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| 2008 || April 19 || Leadership || NTT DoCoMo Ryuji Yamada is promoted as the president of NTT Docomo. Masao Nakamura stays as a director and senior adviser. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.asahi.com/business/update/0418/TKY200804180367.html|script-title=ja:ドコモ社長に山田副社長が昇格へ|accessdate=2008-04-18|date=2008-04-19|language=Japanese |archiveurl = https://web.archive.org/web/20080422030408/http://www.asahi.com/business/update/0418/TKY200804180367.html <!-- Bot retrieved archive --> |archivedate = 2008-04-22}}</ref>
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| 2008 || May 27 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces the new 906i and 706i series comprising 19 handsets and 64 body colors.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DOCOMO Unveils 19 Handsets in New 906i and 706i Series |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2008/001402.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=24 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2008 || June || Partnership || NTT DoCoMo joins the non-profit {{w|Symbian Foundation}} led by {{w|Nokia}} to co-develop a new {{w|Symbian}} smartphone operating system based on the [[w:S60 (software platform)|S60]] platform, which results in Symbian^2 for the Japanese market.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/news/item/11613_First_Symbian2_phones_ship_in_.php|title=First Symbian^2 phones ship in Japan|author=|date=|website=allaboutsymbian.com|accessdate=27 March 2018}}</ref>
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| 2008 || June || Partnership || {{w|NTT Docomo}} joins the non-profit {{w|Symbian Foundation}} led by {{w|Nokia}} to co-develop a new {{w|Symbian}} smartphone operating system based on the [[w:S60 (software platform)|S60]] platform, which results in Symbian^2 for the Japanese market.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/news/item/11613_First_Symbian2_phones_ship_in_.php|title=First Symbian^2 phones ship in Japan|author=|date=|website=allaboutsymbian.com|accessdate=27 March 2018}}</ref>
 
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| 2008 || November || Acquisition || NTT DoCoMo acquires a 26% stake in {{w|Tata Teleservices}} for US$2.7 billion.
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| 2008 || July 9 || Subsidiary || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces establishment of DOCOMO China Co., Ltd. as a wholly owned subsidiary in {{w|Shanghai}}.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DOCOMO Establishes Subsidiary Company in Shanghai, China |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2008/001410.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=24 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2008 || || Administration || NTT Docomo establishes a Customer Information Systems Division, a Billing Systems Division, an Enterprise Information Systems Division, an Information Systems Infrastructure Division, a Business Intelligence Systems Division, a Service Platform Division, a System Development Division, and a Public Enterprise Business Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2008 || November 5 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces release of 22 handsets in four new series — docomo STYLE series, docomo PRIME series™, docomo SMART series and docomo PRO series.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DOCOMO Unveils 22 Handsets in Four All-new Series |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2008/001420.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=25 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2009 || June || Service || The Tata Docomo service is commercially launched in {{w|India}}.<ref>{{cite web |title=Tata Group Announces Pan-India GSM Service with NTT DOCOMO |url=https://corporate.tatateleservices.com/Downloads/NewsRoom/ttsl/Tata-DOCOMO-GSM-Launch-June-2009.pdf |website=corporate.tatateleservices.com |accessdate=18 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2008 || November || Acquisition || {{w|NTT Docomo}} acquires a 26% stake in {{w|Tata Teleservices}} for US$2.7 billion.<ref>{{cite web |title=DoCoMo buys 26% of Tata Teleservices |url=https://www.vantageasia.com/docomo-buys-26-of-tata-teleservices/ |website=vantageasia.com |accessdate=18 November 2019}}</ref>
 
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| 2009 || July 5 || Acquisition || NTT Docomo acquires {{w|San Diego, California}}-based PacketVideo for US$157.1 million. PacketVideo produces software for wireless multimedia that includes the display of video on mobile handsets.<ref name="crunchbase.com"/>
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| 2008 || || Administration || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes a Customer Information Systems Division, a Billing Systems Division, an Enterprise Information Systems Division, an Information Systems Infrastructure Division, a Business Intelligence Systems Division, a Service Platform Division, a System Development Division, and a Public Enterprise Business Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
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| 2009 || December 3 || Acquisition || NTT Docomo acquires net mobile AG.<ref name="crunchbase.com"/>
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| 2009 || May 11 || Technology || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces development of a "highly efficient mobile spatial audio transmission technology that enables a mobile phone user to assign a spatial position to each sound source when listening to multiple sound sources, such as during a game or a conference call".<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Develops Spatial Audio Transmission Technology for Mobile Phones |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2009/001438.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=24 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2010 || April || Financial || NTT DoCoMo raises fund size of NTT-IP Fund to {{w|JPY}} 15 billion.<ref name="Historyh"/>
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| 2009 || May 19 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} introduces its lineup of 18 new handsets, including models in four main series of FOMA {{w|3G}} handsets: docomo STYLE series, docomo PRIME series, docomo SMART series and docomo PRO series, as well as the new Evangelion Phone based on the [[w:Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance|anime film]].<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DOCOMO Unveils 18 New Handsets |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2009/001440.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=24 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2010 || || Administration || NTT DoCoMo establishes CliNIC Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2009 || June 6 || Service || The Tata Docomo service is commercially launched in {{w|India}}.<ref>{{cite web |title=Tata Group Announces Pan-India GSM Service with NTT DOCOMO |url=https://corporate.tatateleservices.com/Downloads/NewsRoom/ttsl/Tata-DOCOMO-GSM-Launch-June-2009.pdf |website=corporate.tatateleservices.com |accessdate=18 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2009 || July 2 || Service || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces a new service enabling an individual subscriber to use their Docomo mobile phone to easily and quickly remit money to another Docomo user.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO to Launch Mobile Remittance Service |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2009/001445.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=24 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2009 || July 5 || Acquisition || {{w|NTT Docomo}} acquires {{w|San Diego, California}}-based PacketVideo for US$157.1 million. PacketVideo produces software for wireless multimedia that includes the display of video on mobile handsets.<ref name="crunchbase.com"/>
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| 2009 || July 15 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces development of the SOLAR HYBRID, a solar-powered, waterproof mobile phone.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DOCOMO Develops Solar-powered Handset |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2009/001448.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=24 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2009 || September 24 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces development of mobile phone prototype made with the surplus wood of trees culled during thinning operations to maintain healthy forests.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Develops Mobile Phone Prototype Using Surplus Wood |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2009/001454.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=24 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2009 || November 10 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} introduces 19 new handsets, as well as a {{w|3G}}-capable digital photo frame. The lineup includes models in the four main series of FOMA 3G handsets —docomo STYLE series, docomo PRIME series, docomo SMART series, and docomo PRO series.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DOCOMO Unveils 20 New Models |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2009/001460.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=24 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2009 || December 3 || Acquisition || {{w|NTT Docomo}} acquires {{w|net mobile AG}}, a publicly traded {{w|business-to-business}} {{w|service provider}}.<ref name="crunchbase.com"/><ref>{{cite web |title=net mobile AG acquired by NTT DoCoMo |url=https://www.crunchbase.com/acquisition/ntt-docomo-acquires-net-m--081d0edc |website=crunchbase.com |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo Other Acquisitions |url=https://www.startupranking.com/acquisition/ntt-docomo-acquires-net-mobile-ag-8978 |website=startupranking.com |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2010 || April || Financial || {{w|NTT Docomo}} raises fund size of NTT-IP Fund to {{w|JPY}} 15 billion.<ref name="Historyh"/>
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| 2010 || May 18 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} introduces 20 new handsets, including 17 models in the four main series of FOMA 3G handsets - docomo STYLE series, docomo PRIME series, docomo SMART series and docomo PRO series - plus three docomo Smartphone models.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DOCOMO Unveils 20 New Handsets |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2010/001476.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=25 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2010 || || Administration || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes CliNIC Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
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| 2010 || June || {{w|Market penetration}} || {{w|Tata Docomo}} reaches about 32.82 million users.<ref>{{cite web |title=joint-venture.ppt |url=https://www.scribd.com/presentation/251917548/joint-venture-ppt |website=scribd.com |accessdate=12 November 2019}}</ref>
 
| 2010 || June || {{w|Market penetration}} || {{w|Tata Docomo}} reaches about 32.82 million users.<ref>{{cite web |title=joint-venture.ppt |url=https://www.scribd.com/presentation/251917548/joint-venture-ppt |website=scribd.com |accessdate=12 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2010 || November 5 || Service || {{w|Tata Docomo}} becomes the first private sector telecom company to launch {{w|3G}} services in {{w|India}}.<ref>{{cite web |title=Tata DoCoMo launches 3G services|url=https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/telecom/tata-docomo-launches-3g-services/articleshow/6865060.cms |website=economictimes.indiatimes.com |accessdate=18 November 2019}}</ref>
 
| 2010 || November 5 || Service || {{w|Tata Docomo}} becomes the first private sector telecom company to launch {{w|3G}} services in {{w|India}}.<ref>{{cite web |title=Tata DoCoMo launches 3G services|url=https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/telecom/tata-docomo-launches-3g-services/articleshow/6865060.cms |website=economictimes.indiatimes.com |accessdate=18 November 2019}}</ref>
 
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| 2010 || December || Service || NTT DoCoMo launches one of world's first {{w|Long-Term Evolution}} (LTE) services, Xi (read "crossy").<ref name="History"/>
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| 2010 || November 22 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} introduces a Japanese-market version of {{w|Samsung}}’s [[W:Samsung Galaxy Tab series|GALAXY Tab]] smart media device to be released in Japan.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO to Begin Selling Samsung GALAXY Tab on November 26 |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2010/001498.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=24 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2011 || || Administration || NTT DoCoMo establishes its Enterprise Solution Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2010 || December || Service || {{w|NTT Docomo}} launches one of world's first {{w|Long-Term Evolution}} (LTE) services, Xi (read "crossy").<ref name="History"/>
 
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| 2011 || June || Partnership || NTT DoCoMo announces team with {{w|McAfee}} to provide McAfee VirusScan Mobile for its Android mobile users.<ref>{{cite web |url= http://www.intomobile.com/2011/06/27/ntt-docomo-teamsup-mcafee-offer-free-malware-protection-its-android-users/ |title=NTT DoCoMo teams-up with McAfee to offer free malware protection for its Android users|work=intomobile.com |year=2011 |accessdate=16 October 2019}}</ref>
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| 2011 || || Administration || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes its Enterprise Solution Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
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| 2012 || March || Service || NTT DoCoMo shifts customer base completely to {{w|3G}} and {{w|LTE}} services.<ref name="History"/>
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| 2011 || March 28 || Facility || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces the establishment of a dedicated Smart Communication Services Department, with aims at strengthening its growing smartphone business.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DOCOMO to Create Dedicated Department for Smartphone Business |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2011/001517.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=25 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2012 || July || Acquisition || NTT DoCoMo acquires Italian company {{w|Buongiorno}} for 209 million euros.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/news/telecom/NTT-Docomo-acquires-Italys-Buongiorno/articleshow/14730373.cms|title=NTT Docomo acquires Italy's Buongiorno|accessdate=2012-07-07}}</ref>
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| 2011 || June || Partnership || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces team with {{w|McAfee}} to provide McAfee VirusScan Mobile for its Android mobile users.<ref>{{cite web |url= http://www.intomobile.com/2011/06/27/ntt-docomo-teamsup-mcafee-offer-free-malware-protection-its-android-users/ |title=NTT DoCoMo teams-up with McAfee to offer free malware protection for its Android users|work=intomobile.com |year=2011 |accessdate=16 October 2019}}</ref>
 
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| 2012 || August 10 || Acquisition || NTT DoCoMo acquires mobile commerce ecosystem Buongiorno for US$260 million.<ref name="crunchbase.com"/>
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| 2011 || September 8 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} introduces the first tablets compatible with its extra-high-speed next-generation {{w|LTE}} service, Xi (read “Crossy”). The “docomo Tablet GALAXY Tab 10.1 LTE SC-01D” and the “docomo Tablet ARROWS Tab LTE F-01D” are announced for sale.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO to Unveil First Tablets for LTE Service |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2011/001542.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=25 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2012 || || Administration || NTT DoCoMo establishes a Web System Division, and a Corporate Social Responsibility Department.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2011 || September 16 || Recognition || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces having achieved top ranking in business customer satisfaction for mobile phone and [[w:Personal Handy-phone System|PHS]] services.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Achieves Top Ranking in Business Customer Satisfaction for Mobile Phone and PHS Services |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2011/001547.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=25 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2013 || February || Acquisition || NTT DoCoMo acquires NTT-IP with the purpose to strengthen cooperation with startup companies in terms of venture funding and incubation. The DOCOMO Innovation Fund Partnership is established as a JPY 10 billion new venture fund and the DOCOMO’s Incubation Program starts operating.<ref name="Historyh"/>
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| 2011 || November 24 || Recognition || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces having received the highest marks among mobile phone operators in the 2011 Japan Mobile Phone Service StudySM, a customer-satisfaction study conducted by {{w|J.D. Power}} Asia Pacific.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Again Earns Highest Marks in Customer-Satisfaction Study |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2011/001558.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=25 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2013 || || Administration || NTT DoCoMo establishes its Enterprise Solution Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2012 || February 1 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} and {{w|The Walt Disney Company}} (Japan) announce launch of an exclusive smartphone brand, “Disney Mobile on docomo”. Exclusive content and services include access to Disney full-length animations, live actions and overseas dramas, digital content from Disney, such as puzzle and music game applications for children and family-entertainment, original Disney applications, and various customer benefits in cooperation with {{w|Tokyo Disney Resort}}.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO and Disney to Jointly Offer Smartphones and Mobile Services Under New “Disney Mobile on docomo” Brand |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2012/001571.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=25 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2013 || || Recognition || NTT DoCoMo acquires ISO39001 accreditation.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2012 || March || Service || {{w|NTT Docomo}} shifts customer base completely to {{w|3G}} and {{w|LTE}} services.<ref name="History"/>
 
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| 2013 || July || Renaming || NTT DoCoMo changes its trade name to NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc.<ref name="Historyh"/>
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| 2012 || March 11 || Userbase || {{w|NTT Docomo}} mobile subscribers surpass 60 million. The figure includes customers who subscribe to the company’s {{w|LTE}}, {{w|3G}} and {{w|2G}} mobile services.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DOCOMO Subscribers Top 60 Million |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2012/001583.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=25 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2013 || August 27 || Acquisition || NTT DoCoMo acquires Austrian e-commerce solution provider Fine Trade.<ref>{{cite web |title=Japan’s NTT Docomo Buys Fine Trade, An Austrian E-Commerce Solution Provider, For ‘Several Tens Of Millions Of Euros’ |url=https://techcrunch.com/2013/08/27/ntt-docomo-buys-e-commerce-solution-provider-fine-trade-to-build-out-business-in-europe/ |website=techcrunch.com |accessdate=16 October 2019}}</ref><ref name="crunchbase.com"/>
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| 2012 || June 8 || Userbase || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces that subscribers to Xi, the company’s extra-high-speed LTE mobile service offering a maximum downlink of 75 Mbps, surpassed three million.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DOCOMO Xi® LTE Service Subscribers Top 3 Million |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2012/001594.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=25 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2013 || October || Renaming || NTT DoCoMo, Inc. changes official name to NTT DOCOMO, INC.<ref name="History"/>
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| 2012 || July || Acquisition || {{w|NTT Docomo}} acquires Italian company {{w|Buongiorno}} for 209 million euros.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/news/telecom/NTT-Docomo-acquires-Italys-Buongiorno/articleshow/14730373.cms|title=NTT Docomo acquires Italy's Buongiorno|accessdate=2012-07-07}}</ref>
 
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| 2014 || January || {{w|Venture capital}} || NTT DOCOMO establishes a JPY 10 billion venture fund, NTT Investment Partners Fund II, L.P. (NTT-IP Fund II).<ref name="Historyh"/>
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| 2012 || July || {{w|Joint venture}} || {{w|NTT Docomo}} and Japanese electronics company {{w|Omron}} establish {{w|docomo Healthcare Inc}}, a new company with the purpose to design, develop and provide healthcare support services.<ref>{{cite web |title=Docomo, Omron to establish docomo Healthcare Inc |url=https://japantoday.com/category/tech/docomo-omron-to-establish-docomo-healthcare-inc |website=japantoday.com |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2014 || || Administration || NTT Docomo establishes Cloud Business Division, DOCOMO IT Systems Division, DOCOMO IT Infrastructure Division, DOCOMO Business Division, Legal & Contract Department, Internal Audit Department, and a Quality Control Department.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2012 || July 26 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} introduces the Raku-Raku smart phone, the first one designed for users who are new to touchscreen operations.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DOCOMO to Launch Smartphone for Beginners |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2012/001604.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=25 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2014 || July || Program launch || NTT Docomo starts operating new business co-creation program in cooperation with startup, 39works.<ref name="Historyh"/>
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| 2012 || August 10 || Acquisition || {{w|NTT Docomo}} acquires mobile commerce ecosystem Buongiorno for US$260 million.<ref name="crunchbase.com"/>
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| 2012 || October 1 || Technology milestone || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces launch the world’s first commercial mobile service for translation of conversations between people speaking Japanese and other languages. The company also announces a translator with word recognition camera, which translates foreign menus and signage by simply placing a smartphone camera in front of text.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DOCOMO to Introduce Mobile Translation of Conversations and Signage |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2012/001611.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=25 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2012 || October 11 || Service || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces that it would begin operating platforms for gaming and online shopping via its dmarket portal of content and services for smartphones and tablets. The new mobile gaming platform, dgame, would offer games in cooperation with providers such as {{w|Bandai Namco Entertainment}}, {{w|Konami}}, {{w|Sega}}, and {{w|Square Enix}}, starting with 15 social gaming titles.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DOCOMO to Launch Mobile Gaming and E-commerce |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2012/001615.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=25 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2012 || || Administration || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes a Web System Division, and a Corporate Social Responsibility Department.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2013 || January 10 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces development of the Smartphone for Juniors SH-05E, an entry-level model for upper elementary and junior high school students. The device enables parents to control voice calls and usage by setting restrictions on time of day and/or maximum amount of call time, as well as email and online activity. It is also equipped with an alarm.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DOCOMO Develops Smartphone for Preteens |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2013/0110_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=25 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2013 || February || Acquisition || {{w|NTT Docomo}} acquires NTT-IP with the purpose to strengthen cooperation with startup companies in terms of venture funding and incubation. The DOCOMO Innovation Fund Partnership is established as a JPY 10 billion new venture fund and the DOCOMO’s Incubation Program starts operating.<ref name="Historyh"/>
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| 2013 || February 23 || Research || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces that in a joint experiment conducted with the {{w|Tokyo Institute of Technology}} it succeeded in the world's first packet transmission uplink rate of approximately 10 Gbps. The test is expected to help pave the way for future super-high-bit-rate mobile communications.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO and Tokyo Institute of Technology Achieve World's First 10 Gbps Packet Transmission in Outdoor Experiment |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2013/0227_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=25 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2013 || || Administration || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes its Enterprise Solution Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2013 || || Recognition || {{w|NTT Docomo}} acquires ISO39001 accreditation.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2013 || November 25 || Service || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces launch of a one-day (24-hour) flat-rate data communications billing plan for customers traveling overseas.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO to Launch One-day International Data Service |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2013/1125_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=25 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2013 || July || Rebranding || {{w|NTT Docomo}} changes its trade name to NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc.<ref name="Historyh"/>
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| 2013 || August 27 || Acquisition || {{w|NTT Docomo}} acquires Austrian {{w|e-commerce}} solution provider Fine Trade.<ref>{{cite web |title=Japan’s NTT Docomo Buys Fine Trade, An Austrian E-Commerce Solution Provider, For ‘Several Tens Of Millions Of Euros’ |url=https://techcrunch.com/2013/08/27/ntt-docomo-buys-e-commerce-solution-provider-fine-trade-to-build-out-business-in-europe/ |website=techcrunch.com |accessdate=16 October 2019}}</ref><ref name="crunchbase.com"/>
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| 2013 || August 30 || Recognition || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces it has been ranked highest in business customer satisfaction for fifth straight year.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Ranked Highest in Business Customer Satisfaction for Fifth Straight Year |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2013/0830_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=25 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2014 || January || {{w|Venture capital}} || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes a JPY 10 billion venture fund, NTT Investment Partners Fund II, L.P. (NTT-IP Fund II).<ref name="Historyh"/>
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| 2014 || May 14 || Service || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces that its extra-high speed XiTM network would offer Japan's first {{w|LTE}} service for stable, high-quality voice and video calls using {{w|Voice-over-LTE}} (VoLTE) technology.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO to Launch Japan's First VoLTE Service |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2014/0514_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=25 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2014 || May 14 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} introduces its 2014 summer lineup of mobile devices, comprising six smartphones, two tablets, two feature phones, one Raku-Raku ("easy-easy") phone and one {{w|USB}} data terminal.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DOCOMO Unveils 12 New Mobile Devices in Summer Lineup |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2014/0514_01.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=25 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2014 || || Administration || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes Cloud Business Division, DOCOMO IT Systems Division, DOCOMO IT Infrastructure Division, DOCOMO Business Division, Legal & Contract Department, Internal Audit Department, and a Quality Control Department.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2014 || July || Program launch || {{w|NTT Docomo}} starts operating new business co-creation program in cooperation with startup, 39works.<ref name="Historyh"/>
 
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| 2014 || || Service || Under Civil Protection Law of Japan, Docomo begins offering a service called the "Area Mail Disaster and Evacuation Information Service" which broadcasts {{w|J-Alert}} messages (including Earthquake Early Warning) produced by the Japan Fire and Disaster Management Agency to its subscribers with compatible handsets (e.g. Sony XPERIA,  iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy).<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/info/news_release/2014/03/28_00.html|title=緊急速報「エリアメール」、及び「緊急速報メール」を利用した国民保護に関する情報の配信を開始|accessdate=12 September 2019}}</ref>
 
| 2014 || || Service || Under Civil Protection Law of Japan, Docomo begins offering a service called the "Area Mail Disaster and Evacuation Information Service" which broadcasts {{w|J-Alert}} messages (including Earthquake Early Warning) produced by the Japan Fire and Disaster Management Agency to its subscribers with compatible handsets (e.g. Sony XPERIA,  iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy).<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/info/news_release/2014/03/28_00.html|title=緊急速報「エリアメール」、及び「緊急速報メール」を利用した国民保護に関する情報の配信を開始|accessdate=12 September 2019}}</ref>
 
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| 2014 || October || || NTT DOCOMO Successfully Trials network functions virtualization NFV Using Multi-vendors' Virtualization Systems.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Successfully Trials NFV Using Multi-vendors' Virtualization Systems |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2014/1014_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=28 October 2019}}</ref>
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| 2014 || October || Technology || {{w|NTT Docomo}} annpounces having successfully trialed network functions virtualization NFV Using Multi-vendors' Virtualization Systems.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Successfully Trials NFV Using Multi-vendors' Virtualization Systems |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2014/1014_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=28 October 2019}}</ref>
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| 2015 || || Administration || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes its IT Security Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2015 || March 27 || Service || {{w|NTT Docomo}} launches Premium 4G, a {{w|LTE Advanced}} service.<ref>{{cite web |title=DoCoMo starts on March 27 on "PREMIUM 4G" of the fastest 225 Mbps in Japan, in which the file DL speed exceeds 1.5 times the LTE |url=https://gigazine.net/gsc_news/en/20150225-lte-advanced-docomo-premium-4g/ |website=gigazine.net |accessdate=28 October 2019}}</ref>
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| 2015 || May 13 || Service || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces integration of DOCOMO's dmarket services with social networking functions offered by {{w|Facebook}}.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO to Integrate Mobile Services with Facebook |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2015/0513_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2015 || September 30 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} its 2015 winter/2016 spring lineup of mobile devices, which includes 10 smartphones, one each tablet, feature phone and mobile {{w|Wi-Fi}} router.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Launches 13 New Mobile Devices for Winter/Spring Lineup |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2015/0930_01.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=25 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2015 || || Administration || NTT DOCOMO establishes its IT Security Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2015 || October 1 || Merger || Docomo Capital announces its merger with Docomo Innovations.<ref>{{cite web |title=GATEWAY TO JAPAN |url=https://www.docomoinnovations.com/ |website=docomoinnovations.com |accessdate=18 November 2019}}</ref>
 
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| 2015 || March 27 || Service || NTT DOCOMO launches Premium 4G, a {{w|LTE Advanced}} service.<ref>{{cite web |title=DoCoMo starts on March 27 on "PREMIUM 4G" of the fastest 225 Mbps in Japan, in which the file DL speed exceeds 1.5 times the LTE |url=https://gigazine.net/gsc_news/en/20150225-lte-advanced-docomo-premium-4g/ |website=gigazine.net |accessdate=28 October 2019}}</ref>
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| 2015 || Year round || Financial || {{w|NTT Docomo}} generates JPY 4.4 trillion in annual revenue, down from JPY 4.5 trillion recorded in 2014.<ref name="Careers at NTT DoCoMo"/>
 
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| 2015 || Year round || Financial || NTT DoCoMo generates JPY 4.4 trillion in annual revenue, down from JPY 4.5 trillion recorded in 2014.<ref name="Careers at NTT DoCoMo"/>
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| 2016 || || Acquisition || {{w|NTT Docomo}} acquires "Kurumin", a next generation support certification logo.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
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| 2016 || April || || NTT DOCOMO shifts new business co-creation program 39works to NTT DOCOMO.<ref name="Historyh"/>
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| 2016 || June 13 || || {{w|NTT Docomo}} and {{w|Ericsson}} announce successful completion of a joint Proof of Concept (PoC) of dynamic network slicing technology for {{w|5G}} core networks. {{w|NTT Docomo}} is responsible the network slice creation and selection functions, and Ericsson developed technologies to perform network slice lifecycle and service management.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO and Ericsson Perform Successful Proof of Concept of Dynamic 5G Network Slicing |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2016/0613_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=25 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2016 || || Acquisition || NTT DOCOMO acquires "Kurumin", a next generation support certification logo.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2017 || January || International expansion || {{w|NTT Docomo}} launches its NTT DOCOMO Ventures' {{w|Silicon Valley}} branch in the United States.<ref name="Historyh"/>
 
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| 2017 || January || International expansion || NTT DOCOMO launches its NTT DOCOMO Ventures' {{w|Silicon Valley}} branch in the United States.<ref name="Historyh"/>
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| 2017 || || Acquisition || {{w|NTT Docomo}} acquires the highest position of "Eruboshi", based on Act to advance women's success in their working life.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
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| 2017 || || Acquisition || NTT DOCOMO acquires the highest position of "Eruboshi", based on Act to advance women's success in their working life.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2017 || February || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announes a new {{w|eSIM}} platform that would enable companion consumer devices embedded with subscriber identity modules (eSIM), including tablets and wearables, to connect to mobile networks through remote provisioning of the profile.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Develops eSIM Platform for Consumer Devices |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2017/0223_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=12 November 2019}}</ref>
 
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| 2017 || February || Product || NTT DOCOMO announes a new {{w|eSIM}} platform that would enable companion consumer devices embedded with subscriber identity modules (eSIM), including tablets and wearables, to connect to mobile networks through remote provisioning of the profile.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Develops eSIM Platform for Consumer Devices |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2017/0223_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=12 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2017 || February 27 || Partnership || {{w|Qualcomm Technologies}}, {{w|Ericsson}}, and {{w|NTT Docomo}} announce collaboration on {{w|5G}} New Radio (NR) trials to accelerate wide-scale 5G deployments in Japan.<ref>{{cite web |title=Qualcomm, Ericsson, and NTT DOCOMO announce collaboration on 5G NR trials to accelerate wide-scale 5G deployments in Japan |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2017/0227_02.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2017 || May || Service || NTT DOCOMO launches {{w|5G}} trial networks at {{w|Aomi}}, {{w|Odaiba}} (Tokyo Waterfront City) and the area around {{w|Tokyo Skytree}}.
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| 2017 || April 23 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} introduces five new 3G FOMA 904i models.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo Unveils New FOMA 904i Series |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2007/001335.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=24 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2017 || October || {{w|Venture capital}} || NTT DOCOMO establishes a JPY 15 billion new venture fund, DOCOMO Innovation Fund II, L.P.<ref name="Historyh"/>
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| 2017 || June 27 || || [[w:China Mobile|China Mobile Communications Corporation]] and {{w|NTT Docomo}} announce joint development of the world's first multi-vendor embedded subscriber identity module (eSIM) system within their commercial environments based on the GSMA's Remote Provisioning Architecture for Embedded UICC3.1 (GSMAv3.1) standard.<ref>{{cite web |title=China Mobile Communications and NTT DOCOMO Develop World's First Multi-Vendor eSIM System for IoT |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2017/0627_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2017 || November 28 || Product || In collaboration with international digital security company {{w|Gemalto}}, NTT DOCOMO announces development of the world's first multi-profile SIM "for use through multi-carrier collaborations that can allow users to switch between profiles, which include data such as contract information and telephone numbers, on their smartphone or tablet in each country."<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Develops Multi-Profile SIM for Smartphones and Tablets |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2017/1128_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=12 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2017 || October || {{w|Venture capital}} || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes a JPY 15 billion new venture fund, Docomo Innovation Fund II, L.P.<ref name="Historyh"/>
 
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| 2018 || || Administration || NTT DOCOMO Establishes IoT Division, Sales Channel Promotion Division Certified as a Health and Productivity Management Organization (White 500).<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2017 || November 28 || Product || In collaboration with international digital security company {{w|Gemalto}}, {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces development of the world's first multi-profile SIM "for use through multi-carrier collaborations that can allow users to switch between profiles, which include data such as contract information and telephone numbers, on their smartphone or tablet in each country."<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Develops Multi-Profile SIM for Smartphones and Tablets |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2017/1128_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=12 November 2019}}</ref>
 
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| 2018 || || Recognition || NTT DOCOMO receives the Certification of Silver (Gin-no-Nintei).<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2018 || || Administration || {{w|NTT Docomo}} Establishes {{w|IoT}} Division, Sales Channel Promotion Division Certified as a Health and Productivity Management Organization (White 500).<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
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| 2018 || July || {{w|Venture capital}} || NTT DOCOMO establishes a JPY 20 billion venture fund, NTT Investment Partners Fund III, L.P. (NTT-IP Fund III).<ref name="Historyh">{{cite web |title=History |url=https://www.nttdocomo-v.com/en/history/ |website=nttdocomo-v.com |accessdate=15 October 2019}}</ref>  
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| 2018 || || Recognition || {{w|NTT Docomo}} receives the Certification of Silver (Gin-no-Nintei).<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
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| 2018 || || Recognition || NTT DOCOMO manages employee health from business management standpoint and is certified “White 500” Recognition for Excellence in Health and Productivity Management.<ref name="Labor Practices">{{cite web |title=Labor Practices |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/binary/pdf/corporate/csr/about/pdf/e_csr2018w_008.pdf |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=15 October 2019}}</ref>
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| 2018 || March 16 || Technology || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces the launch of an {{w|AI}} engine that "quickly, simply and accurately analyzes shelf allocation in stores and warehouses using photos taken with smartphones and other common devices".<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Launches AI Engine for Fast, Accurate Shelf Analysis |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2018/0316_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2018 || December 28 || Acquisition || NTT DOCOMO acquires Conobie,  a Japanese website about parenting that provides articles and short comics about pregnancy, childbirth, childcare, and parenting.<ref name="crunchbase.com"/><ref>{{cite web |title=Like BabyCenter, L.L.C. |url=https://mandasoft.com/acquisition/?viewmodes=1&acquisitionID=71312&title=Everyday_Health_Inc__acquired_BabyCenter_LLC |website=mandasoft.com |accessdate=28 October 2019}}</ref>
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| 2018 || May 9 || || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces that together with {{w|NEC Corporation}} and {{w|Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation}} (NTT) it has achieved what is considered to be the first successful 28 GHz wireless data transmission between a {{w|5G}} base station and a 5G mobile station in 5G field trials using a car moving at 305 km/h.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Achieves World's First 5G Wireless Data Transmission in Ultra-high-mobility Environment Exceeding 300 km/h |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2018/0509_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2019 || || Administration || NTT DOCOMO Establishes Sales Channel Promotion Department, Security Operation Center, Web Systems Department, SE & Business Support Center, Human Resources and Development Department, and Western Branch.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2019 || June 26 || Technology || {{w|China Mobile}} and {{w|NTT Docomo}} announce launch of an eSIM solution to enable cross-vendor SIM profile switching from DOCOMO to China Mobile.<ref>{{cite web |title=China Mobile and NTT DOCOMO to Launch World's First IoT Multi-vendor eSIM Solution |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2018/0626_01.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2018 || July || {{w|Venture capital}} || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes a JPY 20 billion venture fund, NTT Investment Partners Fund III, L.P. (NTT-IP Fund III).<ref name="Historyh">{{cite web |title=History |url=https://www.nttdocomo-v.com/en/history/ |website=nttdocomo-v.com |accessdate=15 October 2019}}</ref>
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| 2018 || || Recognition || {{w|NTT Docomo}} manages employee health from business management standpoint and is certified “White 500” Recognition for Excellence in Health and Productivity Management.<ref name="Labor Practices">{{cite web |title=Labor Practices |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/binary/pdf/corporate/csr/about/pdf/e_csr2018w_008.pdf |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=15 October 2019}}</ref>
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| 2018 || November 29 || Technology || {{w|NTT Docomo}} and {{w|Toyota}} announce successful joint control of the Toyota-developed T-HR31 humanoid robot in trials using {{w|5G}} under a test environment with control from a remote location.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO and Toyota Conduct Successful Remote Control of T-HR3 Humanoid Robot Using 5G |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2018/1129_01.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2018 || December 28 || Acquisition || {{w|NTT Docomo}} acquires Conobie,  a Japanese website about parenting that provides articles and short comics about pregnancy, childbirth, childcare, and parenting.<ref name="crunchbase.com"/><ref>{{cite web |title=Like BabyCenter, L.L.C. |url=https://mandasoft.com/acquisition/?viewmodes=1&acquisitionID=71312&title=Everyday_Health_Inc__acquired_BabyCenter_LLC |website=mandasoft.com |accessdate=28 October 2019}}</ref>
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| 2019 || February 4 || Technology || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces development of the world's first 8K 3D {{w|virtual reality}} system for live video streaming and viewing at 60 frames per second (fps) over {{w|5G}} mobile communications.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Develops World's First 360-degree 8K 3D VR System for Live Video Streaming and Viewing at 60 fps |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2019/0204_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2019 || February 18 || Recognition || {{w|NTT Docomo}} is ranked as the leading mobile operator in the world in terms of applications for candidate standard-essential patents (SEPs) for the new fifth-generation ({{w|5G}}) mobile communication standard. The company is also ranked first in terms of 5G technical proposals (contributions). The rankings are based on a study conducted by Japanese firm Cyber Creative Institute Co.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Ranked World's Top Mobile Operator in 5G SEP Applications and Contributions to 5G Standard |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2019/0218_01.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2019 || May 29 || Technology || {{w|NTT Docomo}}, {{w|AGC Inc.}} and {{w|Ericsson}} announce having achieved the world's first {{w|5G}} mobile telecommunications using an antenna embedded in synthetic fused silica glass to transmit and receive 28 GHz 5G radio signals for stable, high-speed mobile communication in buildings, vehicles and trains.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO, AGC and Ericsson Achieve World's First 5G Communication Using Glass Antenna for 28 GHz |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2019/0529_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2019 || July 31 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces development of an {{w|application programming interface}} for its docomo sky drone-operation platform and uses the API to "successfully integrate docomo sky with NEXSYS-ONE's tower maintenance platform in a joint trial, demonstrating the possibility to use drones for automated inspections and maintenance of mobile-network base-station towers."<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Develops Drone Platform API for Expanded Drone Applications |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2019/0731_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2019 || || Administration || {{w|NTT Docomo}} Establishes Sales Channel Promotion Department, Security Operation Center, Web Systems Department, SE & Business Support Center, Human Resources and Development Department, and Western Branch.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2019 || May 17 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces development of a [[w:Unmanned aerial vehicle|drone]] that is propelled safely through the air with ultrasonic vibrations, which make it appropriate for concert halls and other indoor spaces.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Develops Safe, Blade-free Drone Propelled with Ultrasonic Vibrations |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2019/0517_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2019 || May 23 || Technology || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces research in collaboration with {{w|Tohoku University}}, of an artificial-intelligence technology to detect {{w|periodontal disease}} simply by photographing a person's gums with a {{w|smartphone}}.<ref>{{cite web |title=Tohoku University and DOCOMO Launch Research Project to Develop Artificial-intelligence Technology for Periodontal Disease Detection |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2019/0523_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2019 || September 2 || Technology || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces having joined the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) "with the aim of further advancing the use of 5G technology in the manufacturing sector".<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Joins 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2019/0902_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2019 || September 10 || Partnership || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces agreement with {{w|Omron}} and {{w|Nokia Networks}} to collaborate in trials of 5G mobile communication technology inside factories, "with the aim of significantly enhancing future manufacturing productivity". <ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO to Commence 5G Trials at Manufacturing Sites in Partnership with OMRON and Nokia |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2019/0910_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=24 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2019 || September 30 || Technology || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces achievement of the world's first 28 GHz-band {{w|5G}} mobile communications between base stations and a high-speed bullet train during experimental trials to verify further enhancement of 5G in collaboration with Central [[w:Japan Railways Group|Japan Railway Company]].<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Achieves World's First 5G Communication Between High-speed Bullet Train and Experimental Base Stations |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2019/0930_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2019 || December 5 || Technology || {{w|NTT Docomo}} and {{w|Kyoto University}} announce joint development of what is believed to be the world's first {{w|artificial intelligence}}-based system for inspecting bridges based on vehicle weights and structural deflection estimated from video footage.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO and Kyoto University develop world's first AI system to detect bridge deterioration using video-based vehicle weights and structural deflection |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2019/1205_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2019 || December 20 || Acquisition || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces purchase of all shares of {{w|docomo Healthcare, Inc.}} and make it a wholly owned subsidiary of {{w|NTT Docomo}}.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DOCOMO to Absorb docomo Healthcare in Simplified, Short-form Merger |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2019/1220_01.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2020 || January 17 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces world's first trial of a prototype transparent dynamic metasurface using 28 GHz 5G radio signals. The prototype is a collaboration with glass manufacturing company {{w|AGC Inc.}}<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Conducts World's First Successful Trial of Transparent Dynamic Metasurface |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2020/0117_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2020 || January 24 || Technology || {{w|NTT Docomo}} releases a white paper on the topic of {{w|6G}}, the sixth-generation mobile communications system that the company aims to launch on a commercial basis by 2030. The paper contains the company's views in the field of 5G evolution and 6G communications technology, areas that it has been researching since 2018.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Releases White Paper Promoting 6G Communication System |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2020/0124_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=24 January 2020}}</ref> 
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| 2020 || July || Infrastructure || {{w|NTT Docomo}} plans to have {{w|5G}} base stations in all 47 Japanese prefectures by this time.<ref name="venturebeat.com">{{cite web |title=NTT Docomo moves up Japan-wide 5G to June 2020, offers early access |url=https://venturebeat.com/2019/09/19/ntt-docomo-moves-up-japan-wide-5g-to-june-2020-offers-early-access/ |website=venturebeat.com |accessdate=18 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2021 || Spring || Infrastructure || {{w|NTT Docomo}} plans to reach a total of 10,000 {{w|5G}} base stations by this time.<ref name="venturebeat.com"/> 
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| 2026 || March || Service shutdown || {{w|NTT Docomo}} plans to discontinue its internet-capable mobile phone system {{w|i-mode}} (introduced in 1999) by this time, due to a dwindling number of users.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT Docomo to discontinue decades-old i-mode, world's first mobile internet service, in 2026 |url=https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/10/29/business/tech/ntt-docomo-discontinue-decades-old-mode-worlds-first-mobile-internet-service-2026/#.XdLzPNX0mUk |website=japantimes.co.jp |accessdate=18 November 2019}}</ref>
 
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Latest revision as of 11:46, 25 January 2020

This is a timeline of NTT Docomo, a Japanese mobile telecommunication services provider.

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Big picture

Time period Development summary
1952–1985 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation (NTTPC) prelude era. NTTPC is established as a corporation.
1985–1992 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) prelude era. NTT is established as a private company.
1992 onwards NTT Docomo era, which is formally established taking over the mobile communications business of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (“NTT Group”) as part of its corporate reorganization.[1] in 1993, the company launches the mobile phone service (PDC).[2] In 1997 it launches a packet communications service.[2] In 1999, the company launches the world's first mobile Internet-services platform.[3]
2000s NTT Docomo becomes the first cellular operator in the world to offer commercial 3G services. By the late decade, the company reaches more than half of Japan's cellular market.
2010s NTT Docomo introduces one of the earliest commercial LTE services.[3] Tata Docomo becomes the first private sector telecom company to launch 3G services in India.

Full timeline

Year Month and date Event type Details
1952 Early development Nippon Denshin Denwa Kosha (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation (NTTPC)) is launched as a public corporation and becomes the main engine for Japanese telecommunications R&D.[4][5]
1985 May 30 Early development State-owned Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corp. is privatized as Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) amid liberalization of the telecommunications sector.[5][6][7] Operating domestic telecommunications, it is considered "one of the most powerful sparks that lit the communications revolution in Japan".[8]
1985 Product NTT develops the first 'Shoulder phone', a car phone, that can be carried around in a shoulder trap.[9]
1987 Product NTT offers the first handheld cellular phone, primarily for professional and organizational purposes.[9]
1989 Service NTT launches a new digital standard, which creates a fast growth for subscribers.[9]
1991 August Founding NTT Mobile Communications Network is established by the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) as a subsidiary to take over the mobile cellular operations.[10][11][12][13] This unit would soon adopt the nickname DoCoMo, which stands for "Do Communications Over the Mobile Network".[14] Operations commence at the Osaka Regional Marketing Branch.[6]
1991 Market penetration There are about 5.75 million pager subscribers in Japan, of which NTT has some 3.5 million.[8]
1992 Administration NTT MCN relocates head office to Ikebukuro from Koji-Machi, Chiyoda-Ku.[6]
1992 Personnel NTT MCN number of employees reaches 300.[6]
1992 July 1 Reorganization NTT MCN becomes an independent company and begins operations assuming control of mobile communications business of the reorganizing Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT).[8][15] This event is considered to be the birth of NTT DoCoMo, after the cellular communications services of NTT are carved out from the former telecom monopolist's other lines of business.[16]
1992 Service NTT MCN launches the first analog cellular phone service.[13]
1993 Service Japan moves to digital mobile services as NTT MCN launches a new service based on Personal Digital Cellular (PDC) technology.[17]
1993 March Service NTT MCN Launches mova 2G (800 MHz), its first digital cellular phone service.[15][13]
1993 July Administration NTT MCN is reorganized into nine regional companies within Japan.[16]
1993 Administration NTT MCN establishes its Main Sales Division.[6]
1993 Userbase Nearly 70 percent of new NTT pager subscribers are individuals instead of companies.[8]
1994 Background The mobile phone market is opened to competition.[17]
1994 April Service NTT MCN launches CITYPHONE 1.5 GHz digital cellular phone service in urban areas.[15]
1996 Administration NTT MCN relocates the head office to Nishigotanda from Ikebukuro.[6]
1996 Mid-year Personnel NTT MCN employs about 500 engineers.[18]
1996 Market growth The adoption rate for mobiles in Japan reaches 25%.[9]
1997 Financial NTT MCN increases capital investment to 652.6 million JPY.[6]
1997 March Service NTT MCN launches DoPa packet-data communications service, the first data communications service in Japan.[15][13]
1998 Administration NTT MCN establishes its urban information systems division.[6]
1998 Recognition NTT MCN acquires ISO9001 accreditation, an international standard used by organizations to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.[19][6]
1998 October 12 Financial NTT MCN goes public on the Nikkei 225 average.[20] The company is registered under the ticker TYO:9437.[12] NTT sells 30% of DoCoMo to the public.[17]
1998 October 22 Financial NTT MCN is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.[16]
1998 December Acquisition NTT MCN assumes control of Personal Handyphone System (PHS) business from NTT Personal Group.[15][16]
1998–1999 Product NTT MCN morking team designer Shigetaka Kurita invents the Emoji, a pictographic language being adopted around the world. The first set of 176 12×12 pixel emoji is created as part of i-mode's messaging features to help facilitate electronic communication, and also to serve as a distinguishing feature from other services.[21]
1999 February Service NTT MCN introduces its 2.5G i-mode, the first such service with national coverage.[13]
1999 August 8 Userbase i-mode grows to 1 million subscribers.[13]
1999 December Userbase i-mode grows to 3 million subscribers.[13]
2000 April Rebranding Around its 15th anniversary, NTT Mobile Communications Network changes official name to NTT Docomo.[15][6]
2000 August 6 Userbase Subscriptions for i-mode in Japan reaches 10 million.[22]
2000 September Facility The NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building opens. One of the tallest buildings in Tokyo, it houses base station equipment and switching equipment.[23]
2000 November 22 Userbase Subscriptions for i-mode in Japan reaches 10 million.[22][13]
2000 Late year Userbase There are 50 million Personal Digital Cellular (PDC) subscribers in Japan.[13]
2000 License The Japanese government awards 3G licenses to NTT Docomo, KDDI and J-Phone at no charge. This allows NTT Docomo to free up its cash stock for overseas investment.[16]
2001 Recognition NTT Docomo acquires ISO14001 accreditation[6], the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system.[24]
2001 March 4 Userbase Subscriptions for i-mode in Japan reaches 20 million.[22]
2001 May Userbase i-mode grows to 23 million subscribers.[13]
2001 July 1 Userbase Subscriptions for i-mode in Japan reaches 25 million.[22]
2001 Administration NTT Docomo relocates the head office to Akasaka from Nishigotanda.[6]
2001 Financial NTT Docomo investment ratio increases to 100%.[6]
2001 October Service NTT Docomo becomes the first cellular operator in the world to offer commercial 3G services (based on WCDMA) called Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access (FOMA). The service becomes first available in the Greater Tokyo Area, Yokohama and Kawasaki.[15][16]
2001 December 25 Userbase Subscriptions for i-mode in Japan reaches 30 million.[22]
2002 Personnel NTT Docomo reaches 700 employees.[6]
2002 Administration NTT Docomo establishes its Operation Systems HQ, System Development Division and Service Operations Division.[6]
2002 March Financial NTT Docomo is listed on London (delisted on March 2014) and New York stock exchanges.[15]
2002 May 8 Administration NTT Docomo states in a memorandum of understanding plans to convert its regional subsidiaries into wholly owned subsidiaries by way of share exchange.[16]
2002 June 1 Service NTT Docomo launches its i-shot service, allowing subscribers to transmit still images taken with compatible mobile phones having built-in cameras to virtually any device capable of receiving e-mail.[25]
2001 October 14 Userbase Subscriptions for i-mode in Japan reaches 35 million.[22]
2003 January 14 Market penetration NTT Docomo i-shot handsets (camera phone) sales exceed 5 million.[25]
2003 March 6 Service NTT Docomo announces plans to unveil an always-on internet access service, dubbed "@FreeD™", for use with compatible Personal Handy-phone System (PHS) terminals.[26]
2003 March 11 NTT Docomo announces the introduction of the P2102V, the company's first 3G videophone handset capable of video clip e-mailing and extended stand-by time, and the first Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access model to accept memory cards.[27]
2003 March 21 Product NTT Docomo announces the introduction of the D505i mobile phone, the first model in the company's 505i series of enhanced-PDC (2G) handsets that incorporate a Flash browser.[28]
2003 March 27 Product NTT Docomo announces the introduction of the its first Global Positioning Service (GPS) compatible handset, dubbed F661i, to the market.[29]
2003 May 26 Service NTT Docomo launches online shopping mall and account aggregation portal DoCommerce, which enables both 2G and 3G SSL-compatible i-mode handset users to manage their finances and shop online with their credit cards. The online mall launches with 10 virtual shops selling items such as accessories, perfumes and healthcare goods.[30]
2003 June 3 Service NTT Docomo announces a payments service to enable customers using 2G and 3G handsets to shop online at a dedicated portal site and receive bills for purchases together with their monthly mobile phone invoices.[31]
2003 June 30 Product NTT Docomo announces launch of the F2102V mobile videophone, the first model compatible with Docomo's new FirstPass SSL client authentication service.[32]
2003 Administration NTT Docomo establishes ERP Division and Technical Center.[6]
2003 September Userbase After achieving a peak of more than 62 million subscribers for PDC services in Japan, the Japanese mobile market embraces next-generation technologies based on CDMA technology.[13]
2003 October 30 Total subscribers to 2G and 3G i-mode mobile internet service in Japan surpass 40 million.[22]
2003 October 31 NTT Docomo announce development of the first FOMA compact flash card, P2402, which enables 3G videophone and other wireless data communication via PCs and PDAs, such as Docomo's sigmarion III.[33]
2003 November 10 Product NTT Docomo announces the release of the mova P505iS, the world's first camera phone equipped with auto focus.[34]
2003 December 9 Product NTT Docomo announces the release of three handsets in the 2G mova 505iS series: "the SO505iS, a mega-pixel camera phone equipped to play extended-length video files; the N505iS, the first NEC-made camera phone in the mova lineup with 1.3 mega-pixel resolution; and the SH505iS, which comes with a 2.02 mega-pixel, auto-focus camera."[35]
2003 December 18 NTT Docomo announces liquidation of NTT Docomo Telecomunicações do Brasil Limitada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Docomo.[36]
2004 January 9 Service NTT Docomo announces the launch of an i-mode Disaster Message Board service allowing i-mode subscribers in Japan to post personal messages at a special i-mode site (provided in Japanese only) in the event of major calamities such as high-magnitude earthquakes.[37]
2004 January 29 Subsidiary NTT Docomo announces the decision to liquidate its subsidiary, Mobimagic Co., an application service provider for medium and small-sized companies.[38]
2004 January 29 Userbase (3G FOMA service) NTT Docomo announces that subscribers to the 3G FOMA service surpassed two million, two years and four months after the service was launched.[39]
2004 February 26 Product NTT Docomo announces release of the P900i, the third handset in the new 3G FOMA 900i series.[40]
2004 March 24 Subsidiary NTT Docomo announces the decision to liquidate DCM Capital LDN (United Kingdom) Limited, DCM Capital HKG (UK) Limited and DCM Capital 3G HKG (UK) Limited, each of which is a wholly owned subsidiary of DoCoMo.[41]
2004 March 31 Userbase (3G FOMA service) NTT Docomo announces that subscribers to the 3G FOMA service surpassed the three million mark.[42]
2004 April 1 Research NTT Docomo establishes its Mobile Society Research Institute, which would study the social impact of mobile phone use.[43]
2004 April Product NTT Docomo launches mova 506i series of three PDC (2G) i-mode mobile phones, a series of handsets featuring cameras with effective resolutions of more than one million pixels.[44]
2004 April 28 Service NTT Docomo announces launch an international roaming-in service to enable mobile subscribers of Docomo's 21 international partners in 19 countries and territories to use the company's 3G FOMA network while in Japan.[45]
2004 Administration NTT Docomo establishes a Mobile Network Division and a Security Services Division.[6]
2004 December Product NTT Docomo launches the F901iC 3G FOMA handset, the latest model in the 901i series.[46]
2004 December 16 Product NTT Docomo introduces the N900iG, the first FOMA 3G handset for fully functional mobile communications in approximately 115 countries/regions.[47]
2005 November 24 Product NTT Docomo announces launch of the FOMA SA800i, a child-friendly 3G mobile phone.[48]
2005 December Product NTT Docomo launches iD credit brand.[15]
2006 April Service NTT Docomo launches DCMX mobile credit-card service.[15]
2006 Administration NTT Docomo establishes Information Security Services Division.[6]
2007 January 16 Product NTT Docomo announces the development of new 3G FOMA handsets: the 703i Series, D800iDS and SO903iTV.[49]
2007 February 9 Technology NTT Docomo announces achievement of the world's first 5Gbps packet transmission in 4G field experiment, using 100MHz frequency bandwidth to a mobile station moving at 10km/h.[50]
2007 March 14 Product NTT Docomo introcudes the 3G FOMA F903iBSC business-use handset "to enable companies to address security issues such as information leaks and non-work-related use of corporate phones".[51]
2007 April 3 Technology NTT Docomo announces having developed a speech coding technology that provides "exceptionally high-quality voice for mobile phones, yet only requires the low-level computing power of conventional mobile telephony technologies".[52]
2007 July Research NTT Docomo begins testing an experimental Super 3G system for mobile communications, with aims at achieving a downlink transmission rate of 300Mbps over a high-speed wireless network.[53]
2007 Administration NTT Docomo establishes its Business Solution Headquarters, a System Integration Division, a Service Provider Division, a System Infrastructure Division, an Enterprise System Division, and an Information Security Department.[6]
2007 September Facility NTT Docomo establishes an office in Hanoi, Vietnam, its fourth overseas office, joining existing facilities in Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore.[54]
2007 October Product The prototype Wellness mobile phone of NTT Docomo and Mitsubishi Electric Corp. is launched at annual Japanese trade show CEATEC. It checks health with a motion sensor that detects body movement and measures calories, and includes a breathalyzer.[55]
2007 December Acquisition NTT Docomo and KT Freetel jointly invest US$200 million for a total of 33% stake in U Mobile Malaysia.[56]
2007 December 10 Product NTT Docomo announces launch of the F801i handset, which offers improved child-friendly features for security, theft/loss prevention, and ease of use.[57]
2008 January 3 Userbase NTT Docomo announces having surpassed 15 million subscribers to the i-channel news and information service.[58]
2008 Service NTT Docomo begins offering a service called the "Area Mail Disaster Information Service" which broadcasts Earthquake Early Warning messages produced by the Japan Meteorological Agency to its subscribers with compatible handsets.[59]
2008 January 24 Partnership NTT Docomo announces a partnership with Google, which allows all models after the FOMA904i models to view YouTube videos.[60][61]
2008 February Joint venture NTT Investment Partners, Inc. (NTT-IP) is estqablished as a corporate venture capital firm by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT). The firm focuses on funding advanced/disruptive technologies, services and business models around the world and looks to leverage NTT Group companies’ business operations, technologies and vast network to its portfolio companies.
2008 March Market NTT Docomo reaches more than 53 million customers, which is more than half of Japan's cellular market.[62]
2008 March Venture capital NTT Docomo establishes a JPY 10 billion venture fund, the NTT Investment Partners Fund, L.P. (NTT-IP Fund).[62]
2008 March 27 Technology NTT Docomo announces having successfully demonstrated the world's first molecular delivery system for molecular communication.[63]
2008 April 19 Leadership Ryuji Yamada is promoted as the president of NTT Docomo. Masao Nakamura stays as a director and senior adviser. [64]
2008 May 27 Product NTT Docomo announces the new 906i and 706i series comprising 19 handsets and 64 body colors.[65]
2008 June Partnership NTT Docomo joins the non-profit Symbian Foundation led by Nokia to co-develop a new Symbian smartphone operating system based on the S60 platform, which results in Symbian^2 for the Japanese market.[66]
2008 July 9 Subsidiary NTT Docomo announces establishment of DOCOMO China Co., Ltd. as a wholly owned subsidiary in Shanghai.[67]
2008 November 5 Product NTT Docomo announces release of 22 handsets in four new series — docomo STYLE series, docomo PRIME series™, docomo SMART series and docomo PRO series.[68]
2008 November Acquisition NTT Docomo acquires a 26% stake in Tata Teleservices for US$2.7 billion.[69]
2008 Administration NTT Docomo establishes a Customer Information Systems Division, a Billing Systems Division, an Enterprise Information Systems Division, an Information Systems Infrastructure Division, a Business Intelligence Systems Division, a Service Platform Division, a System Development Division, and a Public Enterprise Business Division.[6]
2009 May 11 Technology NTT Docomo announces development of a "highly efficient mobile spatial audio transmission technology that enables a mobile phone user to assign a spatial position to each sound source when listening to multiple sound sources, such as during a game or a conference call".[70]
2009 May 19 Product NTT Docomo introduces its lineup of 18 new handsets, including models in four main series of FOMA 3G handsets: docomo STYLE series, docomo PRIME series, docomo SMART series and docomo PRO series, as well as the new Evangelion Phone based on the anime film.[71]
2009 June 6 Service The Tata Docomo service is commercially launched in India.[72]
2009 July 2 Service NTT Docomo announces a new service enabling an individual subscriber to use their Docomo mobile phone to easily and quickly remit money to another Docomo user.[73]
2009 July 5 Acquisition NTT Docomo acquires San Diego, California-based PacketVideo for US$157.1 million. PacketVideo produces software for wireless multimedia that includes the display of video on mobile handsets.[12]
2009 July 15 Product NTT Docomo announces development of the SOLAR HYBRID, a solar-powered, waterproof mobile phone.[74]
2009 September 24 Product NTT Docomo announces development of mobile phone prototype made with the surplus wood of trees culled during thinning operations to maintain healthy forests.[75]
2009 November 10 Product NTT Docomo introduces 19 new handsets, as well as a 3G-capable digital photo frame. The lineup includes models in the four main series of FOMA 3G handsets —docomo STYLE series, docomo PRIME series, docomo SMART series, and docomo PRO series.[76]
2009 December 3 Acquisition NTT Docomo acquires net mobile AG, a publicly traded business-to-business service provider.[12][77][78]
2010 April Financial NTT Docomo raises fund size of NTT-IP Fund to JPY 15 billion.[62]
2010 May 18 Product NTT Docomo introduces 20 new handsets, including 17 models in the four main series of FOMA 3G handsets - docomo STYLE series, docomo PRIME series, docomo SMART series and docomo PRO series - plus three docomo Smartphone models.[79]
2010 Administration NTT Docomo establishes CliNIC Division.[6]
2010 June Market penetration Tata Docomo reaches about 32.82 million users.[80]
2010 November 5 Service Tata Docomo becomes the first private sector telecom company to launch 3G services in India.[81]
2010 November 22 Product NTT Docomo introduces a Japanese-market version of Samsung’s GALAXY Tab smart media device to be released in Japan.[82]
2010 December Service NTT Docomo launches one of world's first Long-Term Evolution (LTE) services, Xi (read "crossy").[15]
2011 Administration NTT Docomo establishes its Enterprise Solution Division.[6]
2011 March 28 Facility NTT Docomo announces the establishment of a dedicated Smart Communication Services Department, with aims at strengthening its growing smartphone business.[83]
2011 June Partnership NTT Docomo announces team with McAfee to provide McAfee VirusScan Mobile for its Android mobile users.[84]
2011 September 8 Product NTT Docomo introduces the first tablets compatible with its extra-high-speed next-generation LTE service, Xi (read “Crossy”). The “docomo Tablet GALAXY Tab 10.1 LTE SC-01D” and the “docomo Tablet ARROWS Tab LTE F-01D” are announced for sale.[85]
2011 September 16 Recognition NTT Docomo announces having achieved top ranking in business customer satisfaction for mobile phone and PHS services.[86]
2011 November 24 Recognition NTT Docomo announces having received the highest marks among mobile phone operators in the 2011 Japan Mobile Phone Service StudySM, a customer-satisfaction study conducted by J.D. Power Asia Pacific.[87]
2012 February 1 Product NTT Docomo and The Walt Disney Company (Japan) announce launch of an exclusive smartphone brand, “Disney Mobile on docomo”. Exclusive content and services include access to Disney full-length animations, live actions and overseas dramas, digital content from Disney, such as puzzle and music game applications for children and family-entertainment, original Disney applications, and various customer benefits in cooperation with Tokyo Disney Resort.[88]
2012 March Service NTT Docomo shifts customer base completely to 3G and LTE services.[15]
2012 March 11 Userbase NTT Docomo mobile subscribers surpass 60 million. The figure includes customers who subscribe to the company’s LTE, 3G and 2G mobile services.[89]
2012 June 8 Userbase NTT Docomo announces that subscribers to Xi, the company’s extra-high-speed LTE mobile service offering a maximum downlink of 75 Mbps, surpassed three million.[90]
2012 July Acquisition NTT Docomo acquires Italian company Buongiorno for 209 million euros.[91]
2012 July Joint venture NTT Docomo and Japanese electronics company Omron establish docomo Healthcare Inc, a new company with the purpose to design, develop and provide healthcare support services.[92]
2012 July 26 Product NTT Docomo introduces the Raku-Raku smart phone, the first one designed for users who are new to touchscreen operations.[93]
2012 August 10 Acquisition NTT Docomo acquires mobile commerce ecosystem Buongiorno for US$260 million.[12]
2012 October 1 Technology milestone NTT Docomo announces launch the world’s first commercial mobile service for translation of conversations between people speaking Japanese and other languages. The company also announces a translator with word recognition camera, which translates foreign menus and signage by simply placing a smartphone camera in front of text.[94]
2012 October 11 Service NTT Docomo announces that it would begin operating platforms for gaming and online shopping via its dmarket portal of content and services for smartphones and tablets. The new mobile gaming platform, dgame, would offer games in cooperation with providers such as Bandai Namco Entertainment, Konami, Sega, and Square Enix, starting with 15 social gaming titles.[95]
2012 Administration NTT Docomo establishes a Web System Division, and a Corporate Social Responsibility Department.[6]
2013 January 10 Product NTT Docomo announces development of the Smartphone for Juniors SH-05E, an entry-level model for upper elementary and junior high school students. The device enables parents to control voice calls and usage by setting restrictions on time of day and/or maximum amount of call time, as well as email and online activity. It is also equipped with an alarm.[96]
2013 February Acquisition NTT Docomo acquires NTT-IP with the purpose to strengthen cooperation with startup companies in terms of venture funding and incubation. The DOCOMO Innovation Fund Partnership is established as a JPY 10 billion new venture fund and the DOCOMO’s Incubation Program starts operating.[62]
2013 February 23 Research NTT Docomo announces that in a joint experiment conducted with the Tokyo Institute of Technology it succeeded in the world's first packet transmission uplink rate of approximately 10 Gbps. The test is expected to help pave the way for future super-high-bit-rate mobile communications.[97]
2013 Administration NTT Docomo establishes its Enterprise Solution Division.[6]
2013 Recognition NTT Docomo acquires ISO39001 accreditation.[6]
2013 November 25 Service NTT Docomo announces launch of a one-day (24-hour) flat-rate data communications billing plan for customers traveling overseas.[98]
2013 July Rebranding NTT Docomo changes its trade name to NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc.[62]
2013 August 27 Acquisition NTT Docomo acquires Austrian e-commerce solution provider Fine Trade.[99][12]
2013 August 30 Recognition NTT Docomo announces it has been ranked highest in business customer satisfaction for fifth straight year.[100]
2014 January Venture capital NTT Docomo establishes a JPY 10 billion venture fund, NTT Investment Partners Fund II, L.P. (NTT-IP Fund II).[62]
2014 May 14 Service NTT Docomo announces that its extra-high speed XiTM network would offer Japan's first LTE service for stable, high-quality voice and video calls using Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology.[101]
2014 May 14 Product NTT Docomo introduces its 2014 summer lineup of mobile devices, comprising six smartphones, two tablets, two feature phones, one Raku-Raku ("easy-easy") phone and one USB data terminal.[102]
2014 Administration NTT Docomo establishes Cloud Business Division, DOCOMO IT Systems Division, DOCOMO IT Infrastructure Division, DOCOMO Business Division, Legal & Contract Department, Internal Audit Department, and a Quality Control Department.[6]
2014 July Program launch NTT Docomo starts operating new business co-creation program in cooperation with startup, 39works.[62]
2014 Service Under Civil Protection Law of Japan, Docomo begins offering a service called the "Area Mail Disaster and Evacuation Information Service" which broadcasts J-Alert messages (including Earthquake Early Warning) produced by the Japan Fire and Disaster Management Agency to its subscribers with compatible handsets (e.g. Sony XPERIA, iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy).[103]
2014 October Technology NTT Docomo annpounces having successfully trialed network functions virtualization NFV Using Multi-vendors' Virtualization Systems.[104]
2015 Administration NTT Docomo establishes its IT Security Division.[6]
2015 March 27 Service NTT Docomo launches Premium 4G, a LTE Advanced service.[105]
2015 May 13 Service NTT Docomo announces integration of DOCOMO's dmarket services with social networking functions offered by Facebook.[106]
2015 September 30 Product NTT Docomo its 2015 winter/2016 spring lineup of mobile devices, which includes 10 smartphones, one each tablet, feature phone and mobile Wi-Fi router.[107]
2015 October 1 Merger Docomo Capital announces its merger with Docomo Innovations.[108]
2015 Year round Financial NTT Docomo generates JPY 4.4 trillion in annual revenue, down from JPY 4.5 trillion recorded in 2014.[1]
2016 Acquisition NTT Docomo acquires "Kurumin", a next generation support certification logo.[6]
2016 June 13 NTT Docomo and Ericsson announce successful completion of a joint Proof of Concept (PoC) of dynamic network slicing technology for 5G core networks. NTT Docomo is responsible the network slice creation and selection functions, and Ericsson developed technologies to perform network slice lifecycle and service management.[109]
2017 January International expansion NTT Docomo launches its NTT DOCOMO Ventures' Silicon Valley branch in the United States.[62]
2017 Acquisition NTT Docomo acquires the highest position of "Eruboshi", based on Act to advance women's success in their working life.[6]
2017 February Product NTT Docomo announes a new eSIM platform that would enable companion consumer devices embedded with subscriber identity modules (eSIM), including tablets and wearables, to connect to mobile networks through remote provisioning of the profile.[110]
2017 February 27 Partnership Qualcomm Technologies, Ericsson, and NTT Docomo announce collaboration on 5G New Radio (NR) trials to accelerate wide-scale 5G deployments in Japan.[111]
2017 April 23 Product NTT Docomo introduces five new 3G FOMA 904i models.[112]
2017 June 27 China Mobile Communications Corporation and NTT Docomo announce joint development of the world's first multi-vendor embedded subscriber identity module (eSIM) system within their commercial environments based on the GSMA's Remote Provisioning Architecture for Embedded UICC3.1 (GSMAv3.1) standard.[113]
2017 October Venture capital NTT Docomo establishes a JPY 15 billion new venture fund, Docomo Innovation Fund II, L.P.[62]
2017 November 28 Product In collaboration with international digital security company Gemalto, NTT Docomo announces development of the world's first multi-profile SIM "for use through multi-carrier collaborations that can allow users to switch between profiles, which include data such as contract information and telephone numbers, on their smartphone or tablet in each country."[114]
2018 Administration NTT Docomo Establishes IoT Division, Sales Channel Promotion Division Certified as a Health and Productivity Management Organization (White 500).[6]
2018 Recognition NTT Docomo receives the Certification of Silver (Gin-no-Nintei).[6]
2018 March 16 Technology NTT Docomo announces the launch of an AI engine that "quickly, simply and accurately analyzes shelf allocation in stores and warehouses using photos taken with smartphones and other common devices".[115]
2018 May 9 NTT Docomo announces that together with NEC Corporation and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) it has achieved what is considered to be the first successful 28 GHz wireless data transmission between a 5G base station and a 5G mobile station in 5G field trials using a car moving at 305 km/h.[116]
2019 June 26 Technology China Mobile and NTT Docomo announce launch of an eSIM solution to enable cross-vendor SIM profile switching from DOCOMO to China Mobile.[117]
2018 July Venture capital NTT Docomo establishes a JPY 20 billion venture fund, NTT Investment Partners Fund III, L.P. (NTT-IP Fund III).[62]
2018 Recognition NTT Docomo manages employee health from business management standpoint and is certified “White 500” Recognition for Excellence in Health and Productivity Management.[118]
2018 November 29 Technology NTT Docomo and Toyota announce successful joint control of the Toyota-developed T-HR31 humanoid robot in trials using 5G under a test environment with control from a remote location.[119]
2018 December 28 Acquisition NTT Docomo acquires Conobie, a Japanese website about parenting that provides articles and short comics about pregnancy, childbirth, childcare, and parenting.[12][120]
2019 February 4 Technology NTT Docomo announces development of the world's first 8K 3D virtual reality system for live video streaming and viewing at 60 frames per second (fps) over 5G mobile communications.[121]
2019 February 18 Recognition NTT Docomo is ranked as the leading mobile operator in the world in terms of applications for candidate standard-essential patents (SEPs) for the new fifth-generation (5G) mobile communication standard. The company is also ranked first in terms of 5G technical proposals (contributions). The rankings are based on a study conducted by Japanese firm Cyber Creative Institute Co.[122]
2019 May 29 Technology NTT Docomo, AGC Inc. and Ericsson announce having achieved the world's first 5G mobile telecommunications using an antenna embedded in synthetic fused silica glass to transmit and receive 28 GHz 5G radio signals for stable, high-speed mobile communication in buildings, vehicles and trains.[123]
2019 July 31 Product NTT Docomo announces development of an application programming interface for its docomo sky drone-operation platform and uses the API to "successfully integrate docomo sky with NEXSYS-ONE's tower maintenance platform in a joint trial, demonstrating the possibility to use drones for automated inspections and maintenance of mobile-network base-station towers."[124]
2019 Administration NTT Docomo Establishes Sales Channel Promotion Department, Security Operation Center, Web Systems Department, SE & Business Support Center, Human Resources and Development Department, and Western Branch.[6]
2019 May 17 Product NTT Docomo announces development of a drone that is propelled safely through the air with ultrasonic vibrations, which make it appropriate for concert halls and other indoor spaces.[125]
2019 May 23 Technology NTT Docomo announces research in collaboration with Tohoku University, of an artificial-intelligence technology to detect periodontal disease simply by photographing a person's gums with a smartphone.[126]
2019 September 2 Technology NTT Docomo announces having joined the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) "with the aim of further advancing the use of 5G technology in the manufacturing sector".[127]
2019 September 10 Partnership NTT Docomo announces agreement with Omron and Nokia Networks to collaborate in trials of 5G mobile communication technology inside factories, "with the aim of significantly enhancing future manufacturing productivity". [128]
2019 September 30 Technology NTT Docomo announces achievement of the world's first 28 GHz-band 5G mobile communications between base stations and a high-speed bullet train during experimental trials to verify further enhancement of 5G in collaboration with Central Japan Railway Company.[129]
2019 December 5 Technology NTT Docomo and Kyoto University announce joint development of what is believed to be the world's first artificial intelligence-based system for inspecting bridges based on vehicle weights and structural deflection estimated from video footage.[130]
2019 December 20 Acquisition NTT Docomo announces purchase of all shares of docomo Healthcare, Inc. and make it a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Docomo.[131]
2020 January 17 Product NTT Docomo announces world's first trial of a prototype transparent dynamic metasurface using 28 GHz 5G radio signals. The prototype is a collaboration with glass manufacturing company AGC Inc.[132]
2020 January 24 Technology NTT Docomo releases a white paper on the topic of 6G, the sixth-generation mobile communications system that the company aims to launch on a commercial basis by 2030. The paper contains the company's views in the field of 5G evolution and 6G communications technology, areas that it has been researching since 2018.[133]
2020 July Infrastructure NTT Docomo plans to have 5G base stations in all 47 Japanese prefectures by this time.[134]
2021 Spring Infrastructure NTT Docomo plans to reach a total of 10,000 5G base stations by this time.[134]
2026 March Service shutdown NTT Docomo plans to discontinue its internet-capable mobile phone system i-mode (introduced in 1999) by this time, due to a dwindling number of users.[135]

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