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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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== Sample questions ==
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The following are some interesting questions that can be answered by reading this timeline:
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* How did userbase evolve across different NTT Docomo products and services?
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** Sort the full timeline by "Event type" and look for the group of rows with value "Userbase".
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** You will see evolution of figures across a variety of services.
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* What are some of the numerous R&D enterprises by NTT Docomo?
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** Sort the full timeline by "Event type" and look for the group of rows with value "{{w|Research and development}}".
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** You will se some important developments, some of them conducted in partnerships with other companies/organizations.
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* Which worldwide technology milestones were pioneered by NTT Docomo?
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** Sort the full timeline by "Event type" and look for the group of rows with value "Milestone".
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** You will see notable historic events, like the first commercial 3G service, the launch of {{w|i-mode}}, and the invention of the {{w|emoji}}.
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* What are important company acquisitions by NTT Docomo?
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** Sort the full timeline by "Event type" and look for the group of rows with value "Acquisition".
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* What are some notable services launched by the company?
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** Sort the full timeline by "Event type" and look for the group of rows with value "Service".
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** You will see a variety of services launched by the company, including the {{w|i-mode}}, billing plans, international roaming, services through Tata Docomo, and a credit card.
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* What are some notable products launched by the company?
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** Sort the full timeline by "Event type" and look for the group of rows with value "Product".
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** You will see a variety of products, including smartphones, {{w|mini tablet}}s, {{w|SIM card}}s, etc.
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* What are some important partnerships?
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** Sort the full timeline by "Event type" and look for the group of rows with value "Partnership".
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** You will see collaborations with companies like {{w|Google}}, {{w|Nokia}}, {{w|Qualcomm}}, and {{w|Ericsson}}.
  
 
==Big picture==
 
==Big picture==
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! Time period !! Development summary  
 
! 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 || {{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 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 {{w|i-mode}}, the world's first mobile internet service.<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 || {{w|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 || {{w|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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| 2019 onward || {{w|NTT Docomo}} begins rolling out 5G service in Japan.
 
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== Visual data ==
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The image shows NTT Docomo daily stock close price from March 4, 2002 to February 19 2020.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DOCOMO |url=https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/DCMYY/history?p=DCMYY |website=finance.yahoo.com |accessdate=20 February 2020}}</ref> Note: A 3:1 ratio split on May 22 2002<ref name="split">{{cite web |title=NTT DOCOMO Inc Stock Splits History |url=https://www.netcials.com/stock-splits-history-nyse/DCM-NTT-DOCOMO-Inc/ |website=netcials.com |accessdate=14 March 2020}}</ref> is not reflected on the graph, therefore prices before that date should be multiplied by three if one is interested in the price per stock.
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[[File:NTT Docomo daily stock close price.png|thumb|center|800px]]
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=== Wikipedia Views ===
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The image below shows pageviews for NTT Docomo in {{w|English Wikipedia}} and {{w|Japanese Wikipedia}} across devices since July 2015.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT Docomo |url=https://wikipediaviews.org/displayviewsformultiplemonths.php?page=NTT+Docomo&allmonths=allmonths-api&languages[0]=en&languages[1]=ja&drilldown=human |website=wikipediaviews.org |accessdate=6 February 2020}}</ref> The increase in December 2018 is due to the Wikipedia page name being changed to "NTT Docomo".
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[[File:NTT Docomo Wikipedia Views 2.png|thumb|center|500px]]
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=== Google Trends ===
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The image below shows {{w|Google Trends}} data for NTT Docomo from 2004 onward.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT Docomo |url=https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&q=%2Fm%2F020t9w |website=trends.google.com |accessdate=6 February 2020}}</ref>
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[[File:NTT Dococo Google Trends.png|thumb|center|1000px]]
  
 
==Full timeline==
 
==Full timeline==
  
 
{| class="sortable wikitable"
 
{| class="sortable wikitable"
! Year !! Month and date !! Event type !! Details
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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 || 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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| 1985 || || Device || Mobile phone launch || 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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| 1987 || || Device || Mobile phone launch || NTT offers the first handheld cellular phone, primarily for professional and organizational purposes.<ref name="Personal Media"/>
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| 1989 || || {{w|Cellular network}} || Service launch || NTT launches a new digital standard, which creates a fast growth for subscribers.<ref name="Personal Media"/>
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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|Cellular network}} || Userbase || 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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| 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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| 1992 || || || Personnel || NTT MCN number of employees reaches 300.<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 || || {{w|Cellular network}} || Milestone (service launch) || NTT MCN launches the first [[w:Advanced Mobile Phone System|analog cellular phone service]].<ref name="The Six Immutable"/>
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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 || {{w|Cellular network}} || Service launch || 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 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"/>
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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 || {{w|Cellular network}} || Service launch || 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"/>
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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 || || Device || Market growth || The adoption rate for mobiles in Japan reaches 25%.<ref name="Personal Media"/>
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| 1997 || || Financial || Funding || NTT MCN increases capital investment to 652.6 million JPY.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 1997 || March || {{w|Cellular network}} || Service launch || 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 || || {{w|Information system}} || 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"/>
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| 1998 || October 12 || Financial || [[w:Listing (finance)|Stock exchange listing]] || 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 || [[w:Listing (finance)|Stock exchange listing]] || NTT MCN is listed on the {{w|Tokyo Stock Exchange}}.<ref name="i-mode Wireless"/>
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| 1998 || December || || Acquisition || NTT MCN assumes control of Personal Handyphone System (PHS) business from NTT Personal Group.<ref name="History"/><ref name="i-mode Wireless"/>
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| 1998–1999 || || || Milestone (product launch) || 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 {{w|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 || February || {{w|Mobile web}} || Milestone (service launch) || NTT MCN introduces its 2.5G {{w|i-mode}}, the first such service with national coverage.<ref name="The Six Immutable"/> {{w|i-mode}} is the world's first mobile internet service available through the handset itself. Before this, there no terminal other than personal computers for accessing the internet.<ref name="Hidenori Tomita">{{cite book |title=The Post-Mobile Society: From the Smart/Mobile to Second Offline |edition=Hidenori Tomita |url=https://books.google.com.ar/books?id=snn7CwAAQBAJ&pg=PA28&lpg=PA28&dq=docomo+launches+dmenu&source=bl&ots=mj4I-8pl6E&sig=ACfU3U1jIyYGnNoaHGnXTb_xxa9lHQ7ELA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi5hL_M76fnAhXnHbkGHQpaB2gQ6AEwCHoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=docomo%20launches%20dmenu&f=false}}</ref>
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| 1999 || August 8 || {{w|Mobile web}} || Userbase || {{w|i-mode}} grows to 1 million subscribers.<ref name="The Six Immutable"/>
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| 1999 || December || {{w|Mobile web}} || Userbase || {{w|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 || {{w|Mobile web}} || Userbase || Subscriptions for {{w|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 || {{w|Mobile web}} || Userbase || Subscriptions for {{w|i-mode}} in Japan reaches 10 million.<ref name="sds"/><ref name="The Six Immutable"/>
 
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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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| 2000 || Late year || {{w|Cellular network}} || Userbase || There are 50 million Personal Digital Cellular (PDC) subscribers in Japan.<ref name="The Six Immutable"/>
 
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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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| 2000 || || {{w|Cellular network}} || {{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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| 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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| 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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| 1989 || || Early development|| {{w|NTT DOCOMO}} commences operation of Nagoya Regional Marketing Branch.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2001 || March 4 || {{w|Mobile web}} || Userbase || Subscriptions for {{w|i-mode}} in Japan reaches 20 million.<ref name="sds"/>
 
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| 1989 || || Personnel || {{w|NTT DOCOMO}} number of employees reach 200.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2001 || May || {{w|Mobile web}} || Userbase || i-mode grows to 23 million subscribers.<ref name="The Six Immutable"/>
 
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| 1990 || || Financial || {{w|NTT DOCOMO}} total sales reach 10 billion JPY.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2001 || July 1 || {{w|Mobile web}} || Userbase || Subscriptions for {{w|i-mode}} in Japan reaches 25 million.<ref name="sds"/>
 
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| 1991 || || Early development || {{w|NTT DOCOMO}} commences operation of its Osaka Regional Marketing Branch.<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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| 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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| 2001 || || Financial || Funding || {{w|NTT Docomo}} investment ratio increases to 100%.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2001 || October || {{w|Cellular network}} || Milestone (service launch) || {{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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| 2001 || December 25 || {{w|Mobile web}} || Userbase || Subscriptions for {{w|i-mode}} in Japan reaches 30 million.<ref name="sds"/>
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| 2002 || || || Personnel || {{w|NTT Docomo}} reaches 700 employees.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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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 || February 19 || {{w|Mobile web}} || International expansion || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces agreement licensing German company {{w|E-Plus}} Mobilfunk GmbH & Co. KG to use its patents and technology for {{w|i-mode}} in Germany.<ref>{{cite web |title=DoCoMo signs i-mode deal with German firm |url=https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2002/02/19/business/docomo-signs-i-mode-deal-with-german-firm/#.XjyCq2j0mUk |website=japantimes.co.jp |accessdate=6 February 2020}}</ref>
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| 2002 || March || Financial || [[w:Listing (finance)|Stock exchange listing]] || {{w|NTT Docomo}} is listed on [[w:London stock exchange|London]]  and {{w|New York stock exchange}}s.<ref name="History"/>
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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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| 2002 || May 22 || Financial || {{w|Stock split}} || {{w|NTT Docomo}} stocks are split with a 3:1 ratio.<ref name="split"/>
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| 2002 || June 1 || {{w|Cellular network}} || Service launch || {{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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| 2002 || June 20 || {{w|Mobile web}} || International expansion || {{w|NTT Docomo}} and {{w|KG Telecom}} launch an {{w|i-mode}} service in {{w|Taiwan}}.<ref>{{cite web |title=i-mode ready for Taiwan launch |url=https://www.cbronline.com/uncategorised/i_mode_ready_for_taiwan_launch/ |website=cbronline.com |accessdate=6 February 2020}}</ref>
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| 2002 || October 14 || {{w|Mobile web}} || Userbase || Subscriptions for {{w|i-mode}} in Japan reaches 35 million.<ref name="sds"/>
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| 2002 || October 15 || {{w|Mobile web}} || International expansion || Belgian telecom service provider [[w:Base (mobile telephony provider)|Base]] launches {{w|i-mode}} service in {{w|Belgium}}.<ref>{{cite web |title=Base launches i-mode service in Belgium |url=http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20021015PR203.html |website=digitimes.com |accessdate=6 February 2020}}</ref>
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| 2002 || November 15 || {{w|Mobile web}} || International expansion || {{w|Bouygues Telecom}} launches the {{w|i-mode}} service in {{w|France}}.<ref>{{cite web |title=I-mode ready to launch in France |url=https://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240048289/I-mode-ready-to-launch-in-France |website=computerweekly.com |accessdate=6 February 2020}}</ref>
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| 2003 || January 14 || Device || Userbase || {{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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| 2003 || January 17 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{w|NTT Docomo}} introduces the N2051 {{w|3G}} handset, which offers extended stand-by time and the ability to e-mail video clips.<ref>{{cite web |title=DoCoMo to Introduce Enhanced FOMA Handset Offering Video Clip e-Mailing |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2003/000931.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=6 February 2020}}</ref>
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| 2003 || January 18 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{w|NTT Docomo}} introduces the F2051 3G handset, which features extended stand-by and the ability to e-mail video clips taken with its own camera.<ref>{{cite web |title=DoCoMo's New FOMA F2051 Handset Goes on Sale Jan. 18 |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2003/000929.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=6 February 2020}}</ref>
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| 2003 || March 6 || {{w|Cellular network}} || Service launch || {{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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| 2003 || March 11 || Device || Product launch || {{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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| 2003 || March 21 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{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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| 2003 || March 27 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{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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| 2003 || April 16 || Device || GPS launch ||{{w|NTT Docomo}} announces its first {{w|Global Positioning System}} compatible handset, dubbed  F661i.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Launch Sales of First GPS Handset |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2003/000948.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=6 February 2020}}</ref>
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| 2003 || May 19 || {{w|Cellular network}} || Service launch || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces launch of WORLD WING, an international roaming service for DoCoMo 3G handset users.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Launch International Roaming Service for 3G FOMA Users |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2003/000963.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=6 February 2020}}</ref>
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| 2003 || May 26 || {{w|Mobile web}} || Service launch || {{w|NTT Docomo}} launches online shopping mall and account aggregation portal DoCommerce, which enables both 2G and 3G SSL-compatible {{w|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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| 2003 || June 3 || Website || Service launch || {{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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| 2003 || June 25 || {{w|Mobile web}} || International expansion || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces introduction of {{w|i-mode}} in {{w|Spain}}.<ref>{{cite web |title=Telefonica Moviles Espana to Launch i-mode Service in Spain |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2003/000980.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=6 February 2020}}</ref>
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| 2003 || June 30 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{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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| 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 1 || {{w|Cellular network}} || Userbase || The number of subscribers to the {{w|NTT Docomo}} {{w|3G}} {{w|FOMA}} service nationwide passes the 1 million mark, two years after launch of the service.<ref>{{cite web |title=DoCoMo FOMA Subscribers Top 1 Million |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2003/001107.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=28 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2003 || October 30 || {{w|Mobile web}} || Userbase || 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 || Device || Product launch || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces 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 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{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 || November 19 || {{w|Mobile web}} || International expansion || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces release of {{w|i-mode}} service in {{w|Italy}}.<ref>{{cite web |title=Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A. to Launch i-mode Service in Italy |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2003/001120.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=6 February 2020}}</ref>
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| 2003 || December 9 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{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 || || Subsidiary liquidation || {{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 || [[w:Emergency management in Japan|Emergency management]] || Service launch || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces the launch of an {{w|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|Application service provider}} || {{w|Subsidiary}} liquidation || {{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 || {{w|Cellular network}} || Userbase || {{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 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{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}} liquidation || {{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 || {{w|Cellular network}} || 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 || || {{w|Research and development}} || {{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 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{w|NTT Docomo}} launches mova 506i series of three PDC (2G) {{w|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 || {{w|Cellular network}} || Service launch || {{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 || June 3 || {{w|Mobile web}} || International expansion || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announes launch of {{w|i-mode}} service in {{w|Greece}} via mobile network operator {{w|Cosmote}}.<ref>{{cite web |title=COSMOTE Mobile Telecommunications S.A. to Launch i-mode Service in Greece |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2004/001180.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=6 February 2020}}</ref>
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| 2004 || June 10 || {{w|Mobile web}} || Userbase || {{w|NTT Docomo}} and {{w|Telstra}} announce launch of {{w|i-mode}} in {{w|Australia}}.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo and Telstra Commence Strategic Partnership for i-mode in Australia |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2004/001181.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=6 February 2020}}</ref>
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| 2004 || End of June || {{w|Mobile web}} || Userbase || {{w|i-mode}} users outside {{w|Japan}} ({{w|Belgium}}, {{w|France}}, {{w|Germany}}, {{w|Taiwan}}, {{w|Netherlands}}, {{w|Spain}}, {{w|Italy}}, and {{w|Greece}}) exceed 3 million.<ref>{{cite web |title=i-mode users outside Japan exceed 3 million |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2004/001190.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=6 February 2020}}</ref>
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| 2004 || || {{w|Cellular network}} || Administration || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes a Mobile Network Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2004 || || {{w|Digital security}} || Administration || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes a Security Services Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2004 || November 8 || {{w|Mobile web}} || International expansion || {{w|NTT Docomo}} and {{w|Cellcom}} launch of {{w|i-mode}} in {{w|Israel}}.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo and Cellcom Israel Commence Strategic Partnership for i-mode in Israel |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2004/001216.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=6 February 2020}}</ref>
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| 2004 || November 17 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{w|NTT Docomo}} introduces the 901i series of {{w|3G}} FOMA handsets, featuring greatly enhanced audio.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Launch 901i Series of 3G FOMA Handsets |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2004/001220.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=6 February 2020}}</ref> 
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| 2004 || December || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{w|NTT Docomo}} launches the F901iC {{w|3G}} {{w|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 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{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 || January 7 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{w|NTT Docomo}} introduces the 2G mova N506iS, the world's first mobile phone to contain a flat panel display that also functions as a speaker.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo Develops World's First Mobile Phone with Flat Panel Speaker |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2005/001238.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=28 January 2020}}</ref> 
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| 2005 || November 24 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{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 || || Service launch || {{w|NTT Docomo}} launches iD credit brand.<ref name="History"/>
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| 2005 || December 29 || {{w|Cellular network}} || Userbase || The number of subscribers to Docomo's {{w|3G}} {{w|FOMA}} service surpasses the 20 million mark.<ref>{{cite web |title=3G FOMA Subscribers Top 20 Million Mark |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2006/000710.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=28 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2006 || February 23 || {{w|Cellular network}} || {{w|Research and development}} || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces achievement of 2.5Gbps packet transmission in the downlink while moving at 20km/h, in a {{w|4G}} radio access field experiment.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo Achieves World's First 2.5Gbps Packet Transmission in 4G Field Experiment |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2006/000722.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=26 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 1992 || || Administration || {{w|NTT DOCOMO}} relocates head office to {{w|Ikebukuro}} from Koji-Machi, Chiyoda-Ku.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2006 || April || || Service launch || {{w|NTT Docomo}} launches DCMX mobile credit-card service.<ref name="History"/>
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| 2006 || || {{w|Information security}} || Administration || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes Information Security Services Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
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| 1992 || || Personnel || {{w|NTT DOCOMO}} number of employees reaches 300.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2007 || January 16 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{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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| 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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| 2007 || February 9 || {{w|Cellular network}} || {{w|Research and development}} || {{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 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{w|NTT Docomo}} introduces the {{w|3G}} {{w|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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| 1993 || March || Service || NTT MCN Launches mova 2G (800 MHz) digital cellular phone service.<ref name="History"/>
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| 2007 || April 3 || Device || {{w|Research and development}} || {{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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| 1993 || July || Administration || {{w|NTT DOCOMO}} is reorganized into nine regional companies within {{w|Japan}}.<ref name="i-mode Wireless"/>  
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| 2007 || July || {{w|Cellular network}} || {{w|Research and development}} || {{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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| 1993 || || Administration || NTT MCN establishes its Main Sales Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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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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| 1994 || April || Service || NTT MCN launches CITYPHONE 1.5 GHz digital cellular phone service in urban areas.<ref name="History"/>
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| 2007 || September || || International expansion || {{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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| 1996 || || Administration || NTT MCN relocates the head office to {{w|Nishigotanda}} from {{w|Ikebukuro}}.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2007 || September 29 || {{w|Cellular network}} || Userbase || {{w|NTT Docomo}} {{w|3G}} [[w:Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access|FOMA]] subscribers surpass 40 million.<ref>{{cite web |title=3G FOMA Subscribers Exceed 40 Million |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2007/001367.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=26 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 1997 || || Financial || NTT MCN increases capital investment to 652.6 million JPY.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2007 || October || Device || Mobile phone launch || 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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| 1997 || March || Service || NTT MCN launches DoPa packet-data communications service.<ref name="History"/>
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| 2007 || November 1 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{w|NTT Docomo}} introduces 23 new handsets available in a total of 75 colors in the new 905i and 705i series.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo Unveils 23 Handsets in New 905i and 705i Series |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2007/001372.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=26 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 1998 || || Administration || NTT MCN establishes its urban information systems division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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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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| 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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| 2007 || December 10 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{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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| 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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| 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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| 1998 || October 22 || Financial || NTT MCN is listed on the {{w|Tokyo Stock Exchange}}.<ref name="i-mode Wireless"/>
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| 2008 || || [[w:Earthquake Early Warning (Japan)|Earthquake Early Warning]] || Service launch || {{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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| 1998 || December || Acquisition || NTT MCN assumes control of Personal Handyphone System (PHS) business from NTT Personal Group.<ref name="History"/><ref name="i-mode Wireless"/>
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| 2008 || January 24 || {{w|Mobile web}} || {{w|Partnership}} || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces a partnership with {{w|Google}}, which allows all models after the {{w|FOMA}}904i 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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| 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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| 2008 || February || || {{w|Joint venture}} || NTT Investment Partners, Inc. (NTT-IP) is established 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.<ref>{{cite web |title=Gengo Closes a New Round of Funding with Intel Capital, Atomico, Iris Capital, Infocomm Investments, NTT-IP Fund and STC Ventures |url=https://gengo.com/news/gengo-closes-funding-intel/ |website=gengo.com |accessdate=6 February 2020}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=NTT Investment Partners Fund LP |url=https://www.bloomberg.com/profile/company/NTTIFZ:JP |website=bloomberg.com |accessdate=6 February 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 1999 || || || NTT MCN commences operation of XML solutions.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2008 || March || Device || Userbase || {{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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| 1999 || || Personnel || NTT MCN reaches 500 employees.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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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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| 2000 || April || Renaming || 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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| 2008 || March 27 || {{w|Molecular communication}} || {{w|Research and development}} || {{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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| 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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| 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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| 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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| 2008 || May 27 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{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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| 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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| 2008 || June || {{w|Mobile operating system}} || 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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| 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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| 2008 || July 9 || || International expansion || {{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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| 2001 || || Financial || {{w|NTT DoCoMo}} investment ratio increases to 100%.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2008 || November 5 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{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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| 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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| 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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| 2002 || || Personnel || {{w|NTT DoCoMo}} reaches 700 employees.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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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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| 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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| 2009 || May 11 || {{w|Cellular network}} || {{w|Research and development}} || {{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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| 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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| 2009 || May 19 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{w|NTT Docomo}} introduces its lineup of 18 new handsets, including models in four main series of {{w|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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| 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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| 2009 || June 6 || {{w|Cellular network}} || 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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| 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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| 2009 || July 2 || Money transfer || Service launch || {{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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| 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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| 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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| 2003 || || Administration || {{w|NTT DoCoMo}} establishes ERP Division and Technical Center.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2009 || July 15 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{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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| 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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| 2009 || August 24 || || Userbase || Subscribers to DCMX, Docomo's credit payment service, surpasses 10 million in Japan.<ref>{{cite web |title=Subscriptions to DOCOMO's Credit Payment Service Top 10 million |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2009/001450.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=26 January 2020}}</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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| 2009 || September 24 || Device || {{w|Research and development}} || {{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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| 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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| 2009 || October 27 || {{w|Mobile web}} || Service || {{w|NTT Docomo}} introduces a new service that allows [[w:Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access|FOMA]] users to send and receive domestic {{w|i-mode}} mails.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO to Offer Unlimited Domestic i-mode Mails |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2009/001457.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=26 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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| 2009 || November 10 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{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 {{w|FOMA}} {{w|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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| 2004 || || Administration || {{w|NTT DoCoMo}} establishes Mobile Network Division and Security Services Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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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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| 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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| 2010 || April || Financial || Funding || {{w|NTT Docomo}} raises fund size of NTT-IP Fund to {{w|JPY}} 15 billion.<ref name="Historyh"/>
 
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| 2005 || November 24 || Product || {{w|NTT DoCoMo}} announces launch of the 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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| 2010 || May 18 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{w|NTT Docomo}} introduces 20 new handsets, including 17 models in the four main series of {{w|FOMA}} {{w|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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| 2005 || December || Product || {{w|NTT DoCoMo}} launches iD credit brand.<ref name="History"/>
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| 2010 || || {{w|Healthcare}} || Administration || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes CliNIC Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
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| 2006 || April || Service || {{w|NTT DoCoMo}} launches DCMX mobile credit-card service.<ref name="History"/>
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| 2010 || June || || Userbase || {{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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| 2006 || || Administration || {{w|NTT DoCoMo}} establishes Information Security Services Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2010 || September 28 || {{w|Electronic publishing}} || Service launch || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces trial of {{w|e-book}} distribution service, with aims at gaining feedback from customers prior to the start of a full-scale e-book retail service with [[w:Dai Nippon Printing|Dai Nippon Publishing]].<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DOCOMO to Conduct Trial E-Book Service |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2010/001487.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=26 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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| 2010 || November 5 || {{w|Cellular network}} || Service launch || {{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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| 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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| 2010 || November 8 || {{w|Mobile web}} || Service || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces launch of an {{w|i-mode}} version of its “docomo market” mobile portal to provide the more than 48 million Docomo customers using i-mode-enabled handsets with simplified access to a range of mobile applications, music and electronic books.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO to Launch i-mode Version of “docomo market” Portal |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2010/001493.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=26 January 2020}}</ref>  
 
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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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| 2010 || November 22 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{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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| 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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| 2010 || December || Cellular network || Milestone (service launch) || {{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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| 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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| 2011 || || || Administration || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes its Enterprise Solution Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
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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.
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| 2011 || January 11 || || Joint venture || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces {{w|joint venture}} with 2Dfacto, Inc. for the launch of a digital/physical hybrid bookstore that would open to sell electronic books to users of smartphones and {{w|e-book}} readers marketed by NTT Docomo.<ref>{{cite web |title=DNP-DOCOMO-CHI Joint Venture “2Dfacto” to Launch Initial E-book Service |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2011/001503.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=28 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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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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| 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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| 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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| 2011 || June || {{w|Internet security}} || 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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| 2008 || April 19 || Leadership || {{w|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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| 2011 || September 8 || Device || Tablet launch || {{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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| 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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| 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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| 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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| 2011 || Mid–November || {{w|Mobile web}} || Service || {{w|NTT Docomo}} launches two new services for smartphones, “dmenu” and “dmarket.” The dmenu portal is aimed to provide a wide range of apps and other content from diverse providers, as well as enriched versions of the popular {{w|i-mode}} content, optimized for easy-to-use smartphone interfaces. The new dmarket content store is aimed at offering a large amount of other content, including movies, music, {{w|e-book}}s and [[w:Android (operating system)|Android]].<ref>{{cite web |title=DoCoMo unveils 24 new mobile devices |url=https://japantoday.com/category/tech/docomo-unveils-24-new-mobile-devices |website=japantoday.com |accessdate=29 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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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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| 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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| 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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| 2012 || February 1 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{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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| 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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| 2012 || March || {{w|Cellular network}} || Service || {{w|NTT Docomo}} shifts customer base completely to {{w|3G}} and {{w|LTE}} services.<ref name="History"/>
 
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| 2009 || December 3 || Acquisition || {{w|NTT DoCoMo}} acquires net mobile AG.<ref name="crunchbase.com"/>
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| 2012 || March 11 || {{w|Cellular network}} || 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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| 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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| 2012 || June 8 || {{w|Cellular network}} || 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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| 2010 || || Administration || {{w|NTT DoCoMo}} establishes CliNIC Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2012 || July || Healthcare || {{w|Joint venture}} launch || {{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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| 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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| 2012 || July 26 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{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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| 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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| 2012 || August 10 || {{w|Mobile web}} || Acquisition || {{w|NTT Docomo}} acquires Italian mobile commerce ecosystem company Buongiorno for US$260 million.<ref name="crunchbase.com"/><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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| 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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| 2012 || October 1 || {{w|Mobile translation}} || Milestone ({{w|Research and development) || {{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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| 2011 || || Administration || {{w|NTT DoCoMo}} establishes its Enterprise Solution Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2012 || October 11 || {{w|Mobile web}} || 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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| 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 || October 11 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces its 2012 winter lineup of 16 new models, including nine smartphones, one tablet, four feature phones, one photo panel and one mobile Wi-Fi router.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DOCOMO Unveils 16 New Mobile Devices |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2012/001613.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=26 January 2020}}</ref>  
 
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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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| 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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| 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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| 2013 || January 10 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{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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| 2012 || August 10 || Acquisition || {{w|NTT DoCoMo}} acquires mobile commerce ecosystem Buongiorno for US$260 million.<ref name="crunchbase.com"/>
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| 2013 || January 22 || Device || Mobile phone, tablet, router launch || {{w|NTT Docomo}} introduces its 2013 spring lineup of 12 models, which includes 11 smartphones and tablets, plus one mobile Wi-Fi router.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DOCOMO Unveils 12 New Mobile Devices — 5 Models to Link with Home Electronics and Play Full-HD under New Initiative — |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2013/0122_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=28 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 || February || {{w|Business incubation}} || 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 || 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 || {{w|Cellular network}} || {{w|Research and development}} || {{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 || || || 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 || || || Recognition || {{w|NTT Docomo}} acquires ISO39001 accreditation.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
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| 2013 || July || Renaming || {{w|NTT DoCoMo}} changes its trade name to NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc.<ref name="Historyh"/>
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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 || August 27 || Acquisition || {{w|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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| 2013 || July || || Rebranding || {{w|NTT Docomo}} changes its trade name to NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc.<ref name="Historyh"/>
 
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| 2013 || October || Renaming || {{w|NTT DoCoMo}}, Inc. changes official name to {{w|NTT DOCOMO}}, INC.<ref name="History"/>
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| 2013 || August 27 || {{w|E-commerce}} || 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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| 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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| 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 || || 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 || 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 || 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 || May 14 || {{w|Cellular network}} || 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 || || 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 || May 14 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{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 || October || || {{w|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 || || || 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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| 2015 || || Administration || {{w|NTT DOCOMO}} establishes its IT Security Division.<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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| 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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| 2014 || || [[w:Emergency management in Japan|Emergency management]] || Service launch || 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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| 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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| 2014 || October || {{w|Cellular network}} || {{w|Research and development) || {{w|NTT Docomo}} annpounces having successfully trialed {{w|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 || 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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| 2014 || || Financial || [[w:Listing (finance)|Stock exchange listing]] || {{w|NTT Docomo}} is delisted from the {{w|London stock exchange}}.<ref name="History"/>
 
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| 2016 || April || || {{w|NTT DOCOMO}} shifts new business co-creation program 39works to NTT DOCOMO.<ref name="Historyh"/>
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| 2015 || || {{w|Computer security}} || Administration || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes its IT Security Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
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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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| 2015 || March 27 || {{w|Cellular network}} || Service || {{w|NTT Docomo}} launches Premium {{w|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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| 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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| 2015 || May 13 || {{w|Mobile web}} || 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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| 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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| 2015 || September 30 || Device || Smartphone, tablet, wouter launch || {{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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| 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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| 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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| 2017 || May || Service || {{w|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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| 2015 || Year round || Financial || Revenue generation || {{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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| 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"/>
+
| 2016 || || || Acquisition || {{w|NTT Docomo}} acquires "Kurumin", a next generation support certification logo.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
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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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| 2016 || May 24 || {{w|Cellular network}} || {{w|Research and development}} || In a trial jointly conducted with {{w|Nokia}}, {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces having achieved the world's first wireless real-time transmission of 8K video deploying radio access technology for 5G mobile communications systems.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO and Nokia Achieves World's First Real Time 8K Video Transmission Using 5G Radio Access Technology |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2016/0524_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=26 January 2020}}</ref>
 
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| 2018 || || Administration || {{w|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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| 2016 || June 13 || {{w|Cellular network}} || {{w|Research and development}} || {{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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| 2018 || || Recognition || {{w|NTT DOCOMO}} receives the Certification of Silver (Gin-no-Nintei).<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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| 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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| 2017 || || || Recognition || {{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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| 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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| 2017 || February || Device || {{w|SIM card}} launch || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announes a new {{w|eSIM}} platform that enables 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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| 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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| 2017 || February 27 || {{w|Cellular network}} || 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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| 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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| 2017 || April 17 || Device || {{w|Research and development}} || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces development of the world's first spherical drone display, a vehicle able to display LED images on an omnidirectional spherical screen while in flight.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Develops World's First Spherical Drone Display |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2017/0425_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=26 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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| 2017 || April 23 || Device || Mobile phone launch || {{w|NTT Docomo}} introduces five new {{w|3G}} {{w|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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| 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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| 2017 || June 27 || Device || {{w|Research and development}} || [[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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| 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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| 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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| 2017 || November 28 || Device || {{w|SIM card}} launch || 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 || || || 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 || || || Recognition || {{w|NTT Docomo}} receives the Certification of Silver (Gin-no-Nintei).<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2018 || March 16 || {{w|Artificial intelligence}} || {{w|Research and development}} || {{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 || May 9 || {{w|Cellular network}} || {{w|Research and development}} || {{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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| 2018 || May 30 || {{w|Mobile web}} || Product launch || {{w|NTT Docomo}} launches My Daiz, a digital assistant that uses {{w|artificial intelligence}} to analyze the movements of smartphone and tablet users to recommend different services, including JapanTaxi's app, to users.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT Docomo steps on gas in car-related services |url=https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/NTT-Docomo-steps-on-gas-in-car-related-services |website=asia.nikkei.com |accessdate=1 February 2020}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=NTT Docomo to launch AI system providing apt info based on user movements |url=https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180517/p2a/00m/0na/023000c |website=mainichi.jp |accessdate=1 February 2020}}</ref>
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| 2018 || June 11 || || {{w|Research and development}} || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces successful development of population flow statistics for analyzing population mobility based on operational data from the company's nationwide mobile network in Japan.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Develops Population Flow Statistics as Transportation Big Data |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2018/0618_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=26 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2018 || July 5 || || {{w|Research and development}} || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces development of the world's first 8K virtual reality (VR) live video streaming and viewing system for showing live events in 360° 8K VR video.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Develops World's First 360-degree 8K VR Live Video Streaming and Viewing System |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2018/0705_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=26 January 2020}}</ref> 
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| 2018 || November 29 || || {{w|Research and development}} || {{w|NTT Docomo}} and {{w|Toyota}} announce having successfully controlled the Toyota-developed T-HR31 humanoid robot in trials using {{w|5G}} under a test environment with control from a remote location (a distance of approximately 10 kilometers) using 5G in an area between two points.<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=26 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2019 || June 26 || || {{w|Research and development}} || {{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 || October 25 || {{w|Internet of things}} || Program launch || {{w|NTT Docomo}} launches the "DOCOMO Asia {{w|IoT}} Program" (AIP), with aims at "fostering collaboration among IoT providers and expand the IoT market across the Asia region". Mobile operators from 15 countries in the region express their intention to participate in the program.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Launches "DOCOMO Asia IoT Program" to Further Expand IoT Market in the Region |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2018/1101_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=26 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2018 || November 29 || {{w|Cellular network}} || {{w|Research and development}} || {{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 || || {{w|Research and development}} || {{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 [[w:Mobile network operator|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 || {{w|Cellular network}} || {{w|Research and development}} || {{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 || Device || {{w|Research and development}} || {{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 || Device || {{w|Research and development}} || {{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 || {{w|Artificial intelligence}} || {{w|Research and development}} || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces research in collaboration with {{w|Tohoku University}}, of an AI 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 || {{w|Cellular network}} || {{w|Research and development}} || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces having joined the {{w|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 || {{w|Cellular network}} || 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 || {{w|Cellular network}} || {{w|Research and development}} || {{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 || {{w|Artificial intelligence}} || {{w|Research and development}} || {{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 || {{w|Healthcare}} || 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 || {{w|Cellular network}} || {{w|Research and development}} || {{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 || {{w|Cellular network}} || {{w|Research and development}} || {{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 || {{w|Cellular network}} || 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 || {{w|Cellular network}} || 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 || {{w|Mobile web}} || 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 16:59, 14 March 2020

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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 i-mode, the world's first mobile internet service.[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.
2019 onward NTT Docomo begins rolling out 5G service in Japan.

Visual data

The image shows NTT Docomo daily stock close price from March 4, 2002 to February 19 2020.[4] Note: A 3:1 ratio split on May 22 2002[5] is not reflected on the graph, therefore prices before that date should be multiplied by three if one is interested in the price per stock.

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Wikipedia Views

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Google Trends

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Full timeline

Year Month and date Category 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.[8][9]
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.[9][10][11] Operating domestic telecommunications, it is considered "one of the most powerful sparks that lit the communications revolution in Japan".[12]
1985 Device Mobile phone launch NTT develops the first 'Shoulder phone', a car phone, that can be carried around in a shoulder trap.[13]
1987 Device Mobile phone launch NTT offers the first handheld cellular phone, primarily for professional and organizational purposes.[13]
1989 Cellular network Service launch NTT launches a new digital standard, which creates a fast growth for subscribers.[13]
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.[14][15][16][17] This unit would soon adopt the nickname DoCoMo, which stands for "Do Communications Over the Mobile Network".[18] Operations commence at the Osaka Regional Marketing Branch.[10]
1991 Cellular network Userbase There are about 5.75 million pager subscribers in Japan, of which NTT has some 3.5 million.[12]
1992 Administration NTT MCN relocates head office to Ikebukuro from Koji-Machi, Chiyoda-Ku.[10]
1992 Personnel NTT MCN number of employees reaches 300.[10]
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).[12][19] 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.[20]
1992 Cellular network Milestone (service launch) NTT MCN launches the first analog cellular phone service.[17]
1993 Service Japan moves to digital mobile services as NTT MCN launches a new service based on Personal Digital Cellular (PDC) technology.[21]
1993 March Cellular network Service launch NTT MCN Launches mova 2G (800 MHz), its first digital cellular phone service.[19][17]
1993 July Administration NTT MCN is reorganized into nine regional companies within Japan.[20]
1993 Administration NTT MCN establishes its Main Sales Division.[10]
1993 Userbase Nearly 70 percent of new NTT pager subscribers are individuals instead of companies.[12]
1994 Background The mobile phone market is opened to competition.[21]
1994 April Cellular network Service launch NTT MCN launches CITYPHONE 1.5 GHz digital cellular phone service in urban areas.[19]
1996 Administration NTT MCN relocates the head office to Nishigotanda from Ikebukuro.[10]
1996 Mid-year Personnel NTT MCN employs about 500 engineers.[22]
1996 Device Market growth The adoption rate for mobiles in Japan reaches 25%.[13]
1997 Financial Funding NTT MCN increases capital investment to 652.6 million JPY.[10]
1997 March Cellular network Service launch NTT MCN launches DoPa packet-data communications service, the first data communications service in Japan.[19][17]
1998 Information system Administration NTT MCN establishes its urban information systems division.[10]
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.[23][10]
1998 October 12 Financial Stock exchange listing NTT MCN goes public on the Nikkei 225 average.[24] The company is registered under the ticker TYO:9437.[16] NTT sells 30% of DoCoMo to the public.[21]
1998 October 22 Financial Stock exchange listing NTT MCN is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.[20]
1998 December Acquisition NTT MCN assumes control of Personal Handyphone System (PHS) business from NTT Personal Group.[19][20]
1998–1999 Milestone (product launch) 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.[25]
1999 February Mobile web Milestone (service launch) NTT MCN introduces its 2.5G i-mode, the first such service with national coverage.[17] i-mode is the world's first mobile internet service available through the handset itself. Before this, there no terminal other than personal computers for accessing the internet.[26]
1999 August 8 Mobile web Userbase i-mode grows to 1 million subscribers.[17]
1999 December Mobile web Userbase i-mode grows to 3 million subscribers.[17]
2000 April Rebranding Around its 15th anniversary, NTT Mobile Communications Network changes official name to NTT Docomo.[19][10]
2000 August 6 Mobile web Userbase Subscriptions for i-mode in Japan reaches 10 million.[27]
2000 September Facility The NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building opens. One of the tallest buildings in Tokyo, it houses base station equipment and switching equipment.[28]
2000 November 22 Mobile web Userbase Subscriptions for i-mode in Japan reaches 10 million.[27][17]
2000 Late year Cellular network Userbase There are 50 million Personal Digital Cellular (PDC) subscribers in Japan.[17]
2000 Cellular network 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.[20]
2001 Recognition NTT Docomo acquires ISO14001 accreditation[10], the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system.[29]
2001 March 4 Mobile web Userbase Subscriptions for i-mode in Japan reaches 20 million.[27]
2001 May Mobile web Userbase i-mode grows to 23 million subscribers.[17]
2001 July 1 Mobile web Userbase Subscriptions for i-mode in Japan reaches 25 million.[27]
2001 Administration NTT Docomo relocates the head office to Akasaka from Nishigotanda.[10]
2001 Financial Funding NTT Docomo investment ratio increases to 100%.[10]
2001 October Cellular network Milestone (service launch) 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.[19][20]
2001 December 25 Mobile web Userbase Subscriptions for i-mode in Japan reaches 30 million.[27]
2002 Personnel NTT Docomo reaches 700 employees.[10]
2002 Administration NTT Docomo establishes its Operation Systems HQ, System Development Division and Service Operations Division.[10]
2002 February 19 Mobile web International expansion NTT Docomo announces agreement licensing German company E-Plus Mobilfunk GmbH & Co. KG to use its patents and technology for i-mode in Germany.[30]
2002 March Financial Stock exchange listing NTT Docomo is listed on London and New York stock exchanges.[19]
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.[20]
2002 May 22 Financial Stock split NTT Docomo stocks are split with a 3:1 ratio.[5]
2002 June 1 Cellular network Service launch 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.[31]
2002 June 20 Mobile web International expansion NTT Docomo and KG Telecom launch an i-mode service in Taiwan.[32]
2002 October 14 Mobile web Userbase Subscriptions for i-mode in Japan reaches 35 million.[27]
2002 October 15 Mobile web International expansion Belgian telecom service provider Base launches i-mode service in Belgium.[33]
2002 November 15 Mobile web International expansion Bouygues Telecom launches the i-mode service in France.[34]
2003 January 14 Device Userbase NTT Docomo i-shot handsets (camera phone) sales exceed 5 million.[31]
2003 January 17 Device Mobile phone launch NTT Docomo introduces the N2051 3G handset, which offers extended stand-by time and the ability to e-mail video clips.[35]
2003 January 18 Device Mobile phone launch NTT Docomo introduces the F2051 3G handset, which features extended stand-by and the ability to e-mail video clips taken with its own camera.[36]
2003 March 6 Cellular network Service launch NTT Docomo announces plans to unveil an always-on internet access service, dubbed "@FreeD", for use with compatible Personal Handy-phone System (PHS) terminals.[37]
2003 March 11 Device Product launch 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.[38]
2003 March 21 Device Mobile phone launch 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.[39]
2003 March 27 Device Mobile phone launch NTT Docomo announces the introduction of the its first Global Positioning Service (GPS) compatible handset, dubbed F661i, to the market.[40]
2003 April 16 Device GPS launch NTT Docomo announces its first Global Positioning System compatible handset, dubbed F661i.[41]
2003 May 19 Cellular network Service launch NTT Docomo announces launch of WORLD WING, an international roaming service for DoCoMo 3G handset users.[42]
2003 May 26 Mobile web Service launch 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.[43]
2003 June 3 Website Service launch 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.[44]
2003 June 25 Mobile web International expansion NTT Docomo announces introduction of i-mode in Spain.[45]
2003 June 30 Device Mobile phone launch NTT Docomo announces launch of the F2102V mobile videophone, the first model compatible with Docomo's new FirstPass SSL client authentication service.[46]
2003 Administration NTT Docomo establishes ERP Division and Technical Center.[10]
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.[17]
2003 October 1 Cellular network Userbase The number of subscribers to the NTT Docomo 3G FOMA service nationwide passes the 1 million mark, two years after launch of the service.[47]
2003 October 30 Mobile web Userbase Total subscribers to 2G and 3G i-mode mobile internet service in Japan surpass 40 million.[27]
2003 October 31 Device Product launch NTT Docomo announces 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.[48]
2003 November 10 Device Mobile phone launch NTT Docomo announces the release of the mova P505iS, the world's first camera phone equipped with auto focus.[49]
2003 November 19 Mobile web International expansion NTT Docomo announces release of i-mode service in Italy.[50]
2003 December 9 Device Mobile phone launch 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."[51]
2003 December 18 Subsidiary liquidation NTT Docomo announces liquidation of NTT Docomo Telecomunicações do Brasil Limitada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Docomo.[52]
2004 January 9 Emergency management Service launch 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.[53]
2004 January 29 Application service provider Subsidiary liquidation NTT Docomo announces the decision to liquidate its subsidiary, Mobimagic Co., an application service provider for medium and small-sized companies.[54]
2004 January 29 Cellular network Userbase NTT Docomo announces that subscribers to the 3G FOMA service surpassed two million, two years and four months after the service was launched.[55]
2004 February 26 Device Mobile phone launch NTT Docomo announces release of the P900i, the third handset in the new 3G FOMA 900i series.[56]
2004 March 24 Subsidiary liquidation 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.[57]
2004 March 31 Cellular network Userbase (3G FOMA service) NTT Docomo announces that subscribers to the 3G FOMA service surpassed the three million mark.[58]
2004 April 1 Research and development NTT Docomo establishes its Mobile Society Research Institute, which would study the social impact of mobile phone use.[59]
2004 April Device Mobile phone launch 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.[60]
2004 April 28 Cellular network Service launch 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.[61]
2004 June 3 Mobile web International expansion NTT Docomo announes launch of i-mode service in Greece via mobile network operator Cosmote.[62]
2004 June 10 Mobile web Userbase NTT Docomo and Telstra announce launch of i-mode in Australia.[63]
2004 End of June Mobile web Userbase i-mode users outside Japan (Belgium, France, Germany, Taiwan, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, and Greece) exceed 3 million.[64]
2004 Cellular network Administration NTT Docomo establishes a Mobile Network Division.[10]
2004 Digital security Administration NTT Docomo establishes a Security Services Division.[10]
2004 November 8 Mobile web International expansion NTT Docomo and Cellcom launch of i-mode in Israel.[65]
2004 November 17 Device Mobile phone launch NTT Docomo introduces the 901i series of 3G FOMA handsets, featuring greatly enhanced audio.[66]
2004 December Device Mobile phone launch NTT Docomo launches the F901iC 3G FOMA handset, the latest model in the 901i series.[67]
2004 December 16 Device Mobile phone launch NTT Docomo introduces the N900iG, the first FOMA 3G handset for fully functional mobile communications in approximately 115 countries/regions.[68]
2005 January 7 Device Mobile phone launch NTT Docomo introduces the 2G mova N506iS, the world's first mobile phone to contain a flat panel display that also functions as a speaker.[69]
2005 November 24 Device Mobile phone launch NTT Docomo announces launch of the FOMA SA800i, a child-friendly 3G mobile phone.[70]
2005 December Service launch NTT Docomo launches iD credit brand.[19]
2005 December 29 Cellular network Userbase The number of subscribers to Docomo's 3G FOMA service surpasses the 20 million mark.[71]
2006 February 23 Cellular network Research and development NTT Docomo announces achievement of 2.5Gbps packet transmission in the downlink while moving at 20km/h, in a 4G radio access field experiment.[72]
2006 April Service launch NTT Docomo launches DCMX mobile credit-card service.[19]
2006 Information security Administration NTT Docomo establishes Information Security Services Division.[10]
2007 January 16 Device Mobile phone launch NTT Docomo announces the development of new 3G FOMA handsets: the 703i Series, D800iDS and SO903iTV.[73]
2007 February 9 Cellular network Research and development 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.[74]
2007 March 14 Device Mobile phone launch NTT Docomo introduces 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".[75]
2007 April 3 Device Research and development 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".[76]
2007 July Cellular network Research and development 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.[77]
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.[10]
2007 September International expansion NTT Docomo establishes an office in Hanoi, Vietnam, its fourth overseas office, joining existing facilities in Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore.[78]
2007 September 29 Cellular network Userbase NTT Docomo 3G FOMA subscribers surpass 40 million.[79]
2007 October Device Mobile phone launch 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.[80]
2007 November 1 Device Mobile phone launch NTT Docomo introduces 23 new handsets available in a total of 75 colors in the new 905i and 705i series.[81]
2007 December Acquisition NTT Docomo and KT Freetel jointly invest US$200 million for a total of 33% stake in U Mobile Malaysia.[82]
2007 December 10 Device Mobile phone launch NTT Docomo announces launch of the F801i handset, which offers improved child-friendly features for security, theft/loss prevention, and ease of use.[83]
2008 January 3 Userbase NTT Docomo announces having surpassed 15 million subscribers to the i-channel news and information service.[84]
2008 Earthquake Early Warning Service launch 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.[85]
2008 January 24 Mobile web Partnership NTT Docomo announces a partnership with Google, which allows all models after the FOMA904i models to view YouTube videos.[86][87]
2008 February Joint venture NTT Investment Partners, Inc. (NTT-IP) is established 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.[88][89]
2008 March Device Userbase NTT Docomo reaches more than 53 million customers, which is more than half of Japan's cellular market.[90]
2008 March Venture capital NTT Docomo establishes a JPY 10 billion venture fund, the NTT Investment Partners Fund, L.P. (NTT-IP Fund).[90]
2008 March 27 Molecular communication Research and development NTT Docomo announces having successfully demonstrated the world's first molecular delivery system for molecular communication.[91]
2008 April 19 Leadership Ryuji Yamada is promoted as the president of NTT Docomo. Masao Nakamura stays as a director and senior adviser. [92]
2008 May 27 Device Mobile phone launch NTT Docomo announces the new 906i and 706i series comprising 19 handsets and 64 body colors.[93]
2008 June Mobile operating system 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.[94]
2008 July 9 International expansion NTT Docomo announces establishment of DOCOMO China Co., Ltd. as a wholly owned subsidiary in Shanghai.[95]
2008 November 5 Device Mobile phone launch NTT Docomo announces release of 22 handsets in four new series — docomo STYLE series, docomo PRIME series™, docomo SMART series and docomo PRO series.[96]
2008 November Acquisition NTT Docomo acquires a 26% stake in Tata Teleservices for US$2.7 billion.[97]
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.[10]
2009 May 11 Cellular network Research and development 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".[98]
2009 May 19 Device Mobile phone launch 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.[99]
2009 June 6 Cellular network Service The Tata Docomo service is commercially launched in India.[100]
2009 July 2 Money transfer Service launch 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.[101]
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.[16]
2009 July 15 Device Mobile phone launch NTT Docomo announces development of the SOLAR HYBRID, a solar-powered, waterproof mobile phone.[102]
2009 August 24 Userbase Subscribers to DCMX, Docomo's credit payment service, surpasses 10 million in Japan.[103]
2009 September 24 Device Research and development NTT Docomo announces development of mobile phone prototype made with the surplus wood of trees culled during thinning operations to maintain healthy forests.[104]
2009 October 27 Mobile web Service NTT Docomo introduces a new service that allows FOMA users to send and receive domestic i-mode mails.[105]
2009 November 10 Device Mobile phone launch 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.[106]
2009 December 3 Acquisition NTT Docomo acquires net mobile AG, a publicly traded business-to-business service provider.[16][107][108]
2010 April Financial Funding NTT Docomo raises fund size of NTT-IP Fund to JPY 15 billion.[90]
2010 May 18 Device Mobile phone launch 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.[109]
2010 Healthcare Administration NTT Docomo establishes CliNIC Division.[10]
2010 June Userbase Tata Docomo reaches about 32.82 million users.[110]
2010 September 28 Electronic publishing Service launch NTT Docomo announces trial of e-book distribution service, with aims at gaining feedback from customers prior to the start of a full-scale e-book retail service with Dai Nippon Publishing.[111]
2010 November 5 Cellular network Service launch Tata Docomo becomes the first private sector telecom company to launch 3G services in India.[112]
2010 November 8 Mobile web Service NTT Docomo announces launch of an i-mode version of its “docomo market” mobile portal to provide the more than 48 million Docomo customers using i-mode-enabled handsets with simplified access to a range of mobile applications, music and electronic books.[113]
2010 November 22 Device Mobile phone launch NTT Docomo introduces a Japanese-market version of Samsung’s GALAXY Tab smart media device to be released in Japan.[114]
2010 December Cellular network Milestone (service launch) NTT Docomo launches one of world's first Long-Term Evolution (LTE) services, Xi (read "crossy").[19]
2011 Administration NTT Docomo establishes its Enterprise Solution Division.[10]
2011 January 11 Joint venture NTT Docomo announces joint venture with 2Dfacto, Inc. for the launch of a digital/physical hybrid bookstore that would open to sell electronic books to users of smartphones and e-book readers marketed by NTT Docomo.[115]
2011 March 28 Facility NTT Docomo announces the establishment of a dedicated Smart Communication Services Department, with aims at strengthening its growing smartphone business.[116]
2011 June Internet security Partnership NTT Docomo announces team with McAfee to provide McAfee VirusScan Mobile for its Android mobile users.[117]
2011 September 8 Device Tablet launch 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.[118]
2011 September 16 Recognition NTT Docomo announces having achieved top ranking in business customer satisfaction for mobile phone and PHS services.[119]
2011 Mid–November Mobile web Service NTT Docomo launches two new services for smartphones, “dmenu” and “dmarket.” The dmenu portal is aimed to provide a wide range of apps and other content from diverse providers, as well as enriched versions of the popular i-mode content, optimized for easy-to-use smartphone interfaces. The new dmarket content store is aimed at offering a large amount of other content, including movies, music, e-books and Android.[120]
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.[121]
2012 February 1 Device Mobile phone launch 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.[122]
2012 March Cellular network Service NTT Docomo shifts customer base completely to 3G and LTE services.[19]
2012 March 11 Cellular network Userbase NTT Docomo mobile subscribers surpass 60 million. The figure includes customers who subscribe to the company’s LTE, 3G and 2G mobile services.[123]
2012 June 8 Cellular network 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.[124]
2012 July Healthcare Joint venture launch 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.[125]
2012 July 26 Device Mobile phone launch NTT Docomo introduces the Raku-Raku smart phone, the first one designed for users who are new to touchscreen operations.[126]
2012 August 10 Mobile web Acquisition NTT Docomo acquires Italian mobile commerce ecosystem company Buongiorno for US$260 million.[16][127]
2012 October 1 Mobile translation Research and development) 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.[128]
2012 October 11 Mobile web 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.[129]
2012 October 11 Device Mobile phone launch NTT Docomo announces its 2012 winter lineup of 16 new models, including nine smartphones, one tablet, four feature phones, one photo panel and one mobile Wi-Fi router.[130]
2012 Administration NTT Docomo establishes a Web System Division, and a Corporate Social Responsibility Department.[10]
2013 January 10 Device Mobile phone launch 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.[131]
2013 January 22 Device Mobile phone, tablet, router launch NTT Docomo introduces its 2013 spring lineup of 12 models, which includes 11 smartphones and tablets, plus one mobile Wi-Fi router.[132]
2013 February Business incubation 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.[90]
2013 February 23 Cellular network Research and development 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.[133]
2013 Administration NTT Docomo establishes its Enterprise Solution Division.[10]
2013 Recognition NTT Docomo acquires ISO39001 accreditation.[10]
2013 November 25 Service NTT Docomo announces launch of a one-day (24-hour) flat-rate data communications billing plan for customers traveling overseas.[134]
2013 July Rebranding NTT Docomo changes its trade name to NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc.[90]
2013 August 27 E-commerce Acquisition NTT Docomo acquires Austrian e-commerce solution provider Fine Trade.[135][16]
2013 August 30 Recognition NTT Docomo announces it has been ranked highest in business customer satisfaction for fifth straight year.[136]
2014 January Venture capital NTT Docomo establishes a JPY 10 billion venture fund, NTT Investment Partners Fund II, L.P. (NTT-IP Fund II).[90]
2014 May 14 Cellular network 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.[137]
2014 May 14 Device Mobile phone launch 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.[138]
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.[10]
2014 July Program launch NTT Docomo starts operating new business co-creation program in cooperation with startup, 39works.[90]
2014 Emergency management Service launch 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).[139]
2014 October Cellular network Research and development) NTT Docomo annpounces having successfully trialed network functions virtualization NFV Using Multi-vendors' Virtualization Systems.[140]
2014 Financial Stock exchange listing NTT Docomo is delisted from the London stock exchange.[19]
2015 Computer security Administration NTT Docomo establishes its IT Security Division.[10]
2015 March 27 Cellular network Service NTT Docomo launches Premium 4G, a LTE Advanced service.[141]
2015 May 13 Mobile web Service NTT Docomo announces integration of DOCOMO's dmarket services with social networking functions offered by Facebook.[142]
2015 September 30 Device Smartphone, tablet, wouter launch 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.[143]
2015 October 1 Merger Docomo Capital announces its merger with Docomo Innovations.[144]
2015 Year round Financial Revenue generation 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.[10]
2016 May 24 Cellular network Research and development In a trial jointly conducted with Nokia, NTT Docomo announces having achieved the world's first wireless real-time transmission of 8K video deploying radio access technology for 5G mobile communications systems.[145]
2016 June 13 Cellular network Research and development 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.[146]
2017 January International expansion NTT Docomo launches its NTT DOCOMO Ventures' Silicon Valley branch in the United States.[90]
2017 Recognition NTT Docomo acquires the highest position of "Eruboshi", based on Act to advance women's success in their working life.[10]
2017 February Device SIM card launch NTT Docomo announes a new eSIM platform that enables companion consumer devices embedded with subscriber identity modules (eSIM), including tablets and wearables, to connect to mobile networks through remote provisioning of the profile.[147]
2017 February 27 Cellular network Partnership Qualcomm Technologies, Ericsson, and NTT Docomo announce collaboration on 5G New Radio (NR) trials to accelerate wide-scale 5G deployments in Japan.[148]
2017 April 17 Device Research and development NTT Docomo announces development of the world's first spherical drone display, a vehicle able to display LED images on an omnidirectional spherical screen while in flight.[149]
2017 April 23 Device Mobile phone launch NTT Docomo introduces five new 3G FOMA 904i models.[150]
2017 June 27 Device Research and development 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.[151]
2017 October Venture capital NTT Docomo establishes a JPY 15 billion new venture fund, Docomo Innovation Fund II, L.P.[90]
2017 November 28 Device SIM card launch 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."[152]
2018 Administration NTT Docomo Establishes IoT Division, Sales Channel Promotion Division Certified as a Health and Productivity Management Organization (White 500).[10]
2018 Recognition NTT Docomo receives the Certification of Silver (Gin-no-Nintei).[10]
2018 March 16 Artificial intelligence Research and development 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".[153]
2018 May 9 Cellular network Research and development 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.[154]
2018 May 30 Mobile web Product launch NTT Docomo launches My Daiz, a digital assistant that uses artificial intelligence to analyze the movements of smartphone and tablet users to recommend different services, including JapanTaxi's app, to users.[155][156]
2018 June 11 Research and development NTT Docomo announces successful development of population flow statistics for analyzing population mobility based on operational data from the company's nationwide mobile network in Japan.[157]
2018 July 5 Research and development NTT Docomo announces development of the world's first 8K virtual reality (VR) live video streaming and viewing system for showing live events in 360° 8K VR video.[158]
2018 November 29 Research and development NTT Docomo and Toyota announce having successfully controlled the Toyota-developed T-HR31 humanoid robot in trials using 5G under a test environment with control from a remote location (a distance of approximately 10 kilometers) using 5G in an area between two points.[159]
2019 June 26 Research and development China Mobile and NTT Docomo announce launch of an eSIM solution to enable cross-vendor SIM profile switching from DOCOMO to China Mobile.[160]
2018 July Venture capital NTT Docomo establishes a JPY 20 billion venture fund, NTT Investment Partners Fund III, L.P. (NTT-IP Fund III).[90]
2018 Recognition NTT Docomo manages employee health from business management standpoint and is certified “White 500” Recognition for Excellence in Health and Productivity Management.[161]
2018 October 25 Internet of things Program launch NTT Docomo launches the "DOCOMO Asia IoT Program" (AIP), with aims at "fostering collaboration among IoT providers and expand the IoT market across the Asia region". Mobile operators from 15 countries in the region express their intention to participate in the program.[162]
2018 November 29 Cellular network Research and development 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.[163]
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.[16][164]
2019 February 4 Research and development 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.[165]
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.[166]
2019 May 29 Cellular network Research and development 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.[167]
2019 July 31 Device Research and development 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."[168]
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.[10]
2019 May 17 Device Research and development 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.[169]
2019 May 23 Artificial intelligence Research and development NTT Docomo announces research in collaboration with Tohoku University, of an AI technology to detect periodontal disease simply by photographing a person's gums with a smartphone.[170]
2019 September 2 Cellular network Research and development 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".[171]
2019 September 10 Cellular network 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". [172]
2019 September 30 Cellular network Research and development 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.[173]
2019 December 5 Artificial intelligence Research and development 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.[174]
2019 December 20 Healthcare Acquisition NTT Docomo announces purchase of all shares of docomo Healthcare, Inc. and make it a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Docomo.[175]
2020 January 17 Cellular network Research and development 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.[176]
2020 January 24 Cellular network Research and development 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.[177]
2020 July Cellular network Infrastructure NTT Docomo plans to have 5G base stations in all 47 Japanese prefectures by this time.[178]
2021 Spring Cellular network Infrastructure NTT Docomo plans to reach a total of 10,000 5G base stations by this time.[178]
2026 March Mobile web 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.[179]

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