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| 1991 || || || "Commenced operation of Osaka Regional Marketing Branch"<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
| 1991 || || || "Commenced operation of Osaka Regional Marketing Branch"<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
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| 1991 || August || || "Docomo was spun off from {{w|Nippon Telegraph and Telephone}} (NTT) in August 1991 to take over the mobile cellular operations."
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| 1992 || || || "Relocated head office to Ikebukuro from Koji-Machi, Chiyoda-Ku/The number of employees reached 300"<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
| 1992 || || || "Relocated head office to Ikebukuro from Koji-Machi, Chiyoda-Ku/The number of employees reached 300"<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
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| 1998 || December || || "Takes over Personal Handyphone System (PHS) business from NTT Personal Group"<ref name="History"/>
 
| 1998 || December || || "Takes over Personal Handyphone System (PHS) business from NTT Personal Group"<ref name="History"/>
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| 1998–1999 || || || "[[Emoji]], a pictographic language being adopted around the world was first created by NTT DoCoMo. The first emoji was created in 1998 or 1999 by [[Shigetaka Kurita]], who was part of the team working on NTT DoCoMo's [[i-mode]] [[mobile Web|mobile Internet]] platform. The first set of 176 12×12 pixel emoji was created as part of i-mode's messaging features to help facilitate electronic communication, and 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 || || || "Commenced operation of XML solutions/Number of employees reached 500"<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
| 1999 || || || "Commenced operation of XML solutions/Number of employees reached 500"<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2001 || October || || "Launches 3G FOMA service on fully commercialized basis"<ref name="History"/>
 
| 2001 || October || || "Launches 3G FOMA service on fully commercialized basis"<ref name="History"/>
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| 2001 || || || "[[FOMA]], which was launched in 2001 as the world's first [[3G]] mobile service based on [[W-CDMA]]"
 
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| 2002 || || || "The number of employee reached 700 /Established Operation Systems HQ, System Development Division and Service Operations Division"<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
| 2002 || || || "The number of employee reached 700 /Established Operation Systems HQ, System Development Division and Service Operations Division"<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2006 || April || || "Launches DCMX mobile credit-card service"<ref name="History"/>
 
| 2006 || April || || "Launches DCMX mobile credit-card service"<ref name="History"/>
 
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| 2006 || October || || " Since October 2006, when the introduction to the service which allows the user to [[Mobile number portability|carry their original phone number with a new provider]] was made, NTT Docomo has lost many users to [[au (mobile phone operator)|KDDI]] and [[SoftBank Mobile|SoftBank]]."
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| 2006 || || || "Established Information Security Services Division"<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
| 2006 || || || "Established Information Security Services Division"<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
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| 2007 || October || || "On October 2007, the {{w|prototype}} [[w:wellness (alternative medicine)|Wellness]] {{w|mobile phone}} of Japan's NTT Docomo Inc. and {{w|Mitsubishi Electric Corp.}} was launched at CEATEC. It checks health with a motion sensor that detects body movement and  measures calories, and includes a {{w|breathalyzer}}."<ref>{{cite web|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20071029053227/http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hhzZNK2Qh8nBS4H9Tt_lDecgBE9QD8S3IR880|title=The Associated Press: New Prototype Phone Gives Fitness Check|author=|date=29 October 2007|website=archive.org|accessdate=12 September 2019}}</ref>
 
| 2007 || October || || "On October 2007, the {{w|prototype}} [[w:wellness (alternative medicine)|Wellness]] {{w|mobile phone}} of Japan's NTT Docomo Inc. and {{w|Mitsubishi Electric Corp.}} was launched at CEATEC. It checks health with a motion sensor that detects body movement and  measures calories, and includes a {{w|breathalyzer}}."<ref>{{cite web|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20071029053227/http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hhzZNK2Qh8nBS4H9Tt_lDecgBE9QD8S3IR880|title=The Associated Press: New Prototype Phone Gives Fitness Check|author=|date=29 October 2007|website=archive.org|accessdate=12 September 2019}}</ref>
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| 2007 || || || "In December 2007, NTT Docomo and [[KTF|KT Freetel]] jointly invested 200 million USD for a total of 33% stake in [[U Mobile]] Malaysia."
 
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| 2008 || January 24 || || "On January 24, 2008, NTT Docomo announced a partnership with {{w|Google}}, which allowed 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>
 
| 2008 || January 24 || || "On January 24, 2008, NTT Docomo announced a partnership with {{w|Google}}, which allowed all models after the FOMA904i models to view {{w|YouTube}} videos."<ref>{{cite web |url=http://plusd.itmedia.co.jp/mobile/articles/0801/24/news066.html |title=ドコモとGoogleが提携──各種サービスのiモード対応などを推進 |accessdate=2008-01-26 |publisher=ITMedia+D モバイル |language=Japanese}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url=http://plusd.itmedia.co.jp/mobile/articles/0801/24/news104.html |title=YouTube、ドコモの904i/905iシリーズに対応 |accessdate=2008-01-26 |publisher=ITMedia+D モバイル |language=Japanese}}</ref>
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| 2008 || March || || "NTT Docomo has more than 53 million customers (as of March 2008), which is more than half of Japan's cellular market."
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| 2008 || June || || "On April 19, 2008, it was announced that Ryuji Yamada, the current co-president of NTT Docomo, will be promoted as the president of NTT Docomo in June 2008."
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| 2008 || June || || "In June 2008 NTT Docomo joined the non-profit [[Symbian Foundation]] led by [[Nokia]] to co-develop a new [[Symbian]] smartphone operating system based on the [[S60 (software platform)|S60]] platform, which resulted in Symbian^2 for the Japanese market."<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/news/item/11613_First_Symbian2_phones_ship_in_.php|title=First Symbian^2 phones ship in Japan|author=|date=|website=allaboutsymbian.com|accessdate=27 March 2018}}</ref>
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| 2008 || || || "In November 2008, NTT Docomo bought a 26% stake in [[Tata Teleservices]] for 2.7 billion USD, the number 6 in Indian telecom industry and owned by the [[Tata group]]."
 
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| 2008 || || || "Established Customer Information Systems Division, Billing Systems Division, Enterprise Information Systems Division, Information Systems Infrastructure Division, Business Intelligence Systems Division, Service Platform Division, System Development Division, Public Enterprise Business Division"<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
| 2008 || || || "Established Customer Information Systems Division, Billing Systems Division, Enterprise Information Systems Division, Information Systems Infrastructure Division, Business Intelligence Systems Division, Service Platform Division, System Development Division, Public Enterprise Business Division"<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2009 || June || || "The Tata Docomo service was commercially launched in India in June 2009. "
 
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| 2010 || || || "Established CliNIC Division"<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
| 2010 || || || "Established CliNIC Division"<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2010 || || || "Tata Docomo had about 32.82 million users at the end of June 2010."
 
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| 2010 || December || || "December 2010 Launches one of world's first LTE services, Xi (read "crossy")"<ref name="History"/>
 
| 2010 || December || || "December 2010 Launches one of world's first LTE services, Xi (read "crossy")"<ref name="History"/>
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| 2014 || || || "Established Cloud Business Division, DOCOMO IT Systems Division, DOCOMO IT Infrastructure Division, DOCOMO Business Division, Legal & Contract Department, Internal Audit Department, Quality Control Department
 
| 2014 || || || "Established Cloud Business Division, DOCOMO IT Systems Division, DOCOMO IT Infrastructure Division, DOCOMO Business Division, Legal & Contract Department, Internal Audit Department, Quality Control Department
 
Takes over "dDREAMS" from NTT DOCOMO Capital investment from NTT DOCOMO/Increased capital to 11.3 billion JPY"<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
Takes over "dDREAMS" from NTT DOCOMO Capital investment from NTT DOCOMO/Increased capital to 11.3 billion JPY"<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2014 || || || "From 2014, under Civil Protection Law of Japan, Docomo began 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)."<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 || || || "30th Anniversary/Established IT Security Division"<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
| 2015 || || || "30th Anniversary/Established IT Security Division"<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2015 || March 27 || || "Premium 4G, a [[LTE Advanced]] service which was launched on March 27, 2015."
 
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| 2016 || || || "Acquired "Kurumin", next generation support certification logo"<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
 
| 2016 || || || "Acquired "Kurumin", next generation support certification logo"<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>

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1985 May 30 "May 30, established company from the incorporation of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., NEC Corporataion and Mitsui and Co., Ltd in Koji-Machi Chiyoda-Ku Capital 380 million JPY/Number of employees 40"[1]
1986 April "April, Capital investment from FUJITSU and Hitachi Ltd./Increased capital to 499 million JPY"[1]
1989 "Commenced operation of Nagoya Regional Marketing Branch/The number of employees reached 200"[1]
1990 "5th Anniversary/Totals sales reached 10 billion JPY"[1]
1991 "Commenced operation of Osaka Regional Marketing Branch"[1]
1991 August "Docomo was spun off from Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) in August 1991 to take over the mobile cellular operations."
1992 "Relocated head office to Ikebukuro from Koji-Machi, Chiyoda-Ku/The number of employees reached 300"[1]
1992 July "NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc. takes over mobile communications business of the reorganizing Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)"[2]
1993 March "Launches mova 2G (800 MHz) digital cellular phone service"[2]
1993 "Established Main Sales Division"[1]
1994 April "Launches CITYPHONE 1.5 GHz digital cellular phone service in urban areas."[2]
1996 "Relocated the head office to Nishi-Gotanda from Ikebukuro"[1]
1997 "Capital investment from NTT mobile communications network/Increased capital to 652.6 million JPY"[1]
1997 March " Launches DoPa packet-data communications service"[2]
1998 "Established urban information systems division/Acquired ISO9001 accreditation"[1]
1998 December "Takes over Personal Handyphone System (PHS) business from NTT Personal Group"[2]
1998–1999 "Emoji, a pictographic language being adopted around the world was first created by NTT DoCoMo. The first emoji was created in 1998 or 1999 by Shigetaka Kurita, who was part of the team working on NTT DoCoMo's i-mode mobile Internet platform. The first set of 176 12×12 pixel emoji was created as part of i-mode's messaging features to help facilitate electronic communication, and to serve as a distinguishing feature from other services."[3]
1999 "Commenced operation of XML solutions/Number of employees reached 500"[1]
2000 April "Changes official name to NTT DoCoMo, Inc." "15th Anniversary/Changed company name to DOCOMO Systems, Inc. from INS Engineering Co., Ltd."[2][1]
2001 "Acquired ISO14001 accreditation /Relocated the head office to Akasaka from Nishi-Gotanda/NTT DOCOMO Inc. investment ratio increased to 100%"[1]
2001 October "Launches 3G FOMA service on fully commercialized basis"[2]
2001 "FOMA, which was launched in 2001 as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA"
2002 "The number of employee reached 700 /Established Operation Systems HQ, System Development Division and Service Operations Division"[1]
2002 March "Lists on London (delisted on March 2014) and New York stock exchanges"[2]
2003 "Established ERP Division and Technical Center"[1]
2004 "Established Mobile Network Division Security Services Division"[1]
2005 December "Launches iD credit brand"[2]
2006 April "Launches DCMX mobile credit-card service"[2]
2006 October " Since October 2006, when the introduction to the service which allows the user to carry their original phone number with a new provider was made, NTT Docomo has lost many users to KDDI and SoftBank."
2006 "Established Information Security Services Division"[1]
2007 "Established Business Solution Headquarters,System Integration Division,Service Provider Division,System Infrastructure Division,Enterprise System Division,Information Security Department"[1]
2007 October "On October 2007, the prototype Wellness mobile phone of Japan's NTT Docomo Inc. and Mitsubishi Electric Corp. was launched at CEATEC. It checks health with a motion sensor that detects body movement and measures calories, and includes a breathalyzer."[4]
2007 "In December 2007, NTT Docomo and KT Freetel jointly invested 200 million USD for a total of 33% stake in U Mobile Malaysia."
2008 January 24 "On January 24, 2008, NTT Docomo announced a partnership with Google, which allowed all models after the FOMA904i models to view YouTube videos."[5][6]
2008 March "NTT Docomo has more than 53 million customers (as of March 2008), which is more than half of Japan's cellular market."
2008 June "On April 19, 2008, it was announced that Ryuji Yamada, the current co-president of NTT Docomo, will be promoted as the president of NTT Docomo in June 2008."
2008 June "In June 2008 NTT Docomo joined the non-profit Symbian Foundation led by Nokia to co-develop a new Symbian smartphone operating system based on the S60 platform, which resulted in Symbian^2 for the Japanese market."[7]
2008 "In November 2008, NTT Docomo bought a 26% stake in Tata Teleservices for 2.7 billion USD, the number 6 in Indian telecom industry and owned by the Tata group."
2008 "Established Customer Information Systems Division, Billing Systems Division, Enterprise Information Systems Division, Information Systems Infrastructure Division, Business Intelligence Systems Division, Service Platform Division, System Development Division, Public Enterprise Business Division"[1]
2009 June "The Tata Docomo service was commercially launched in India in June 2009. "
2010 "Established CliNIC Division"[1]
2010 "Tata Docomo had about 32.82 million users at the end of June 2010."
2010 December "December 2010 Launches one of world's first LTE services, Xi (read "crossy")"[2]
2011 "Established Enterprise Solution Division"[1]
2011 June "In June 2011, the company announced that they were teaming up with McAfee to provide McAfee VirusScan Mobile for its Android mobile users."[8]
2012 March "Shifts customer base completely to 3G and LTE services"[2]
2012 July Acquisition NTT Docomo acquires Italian company Buongiorno for 209 million euros.
2012 "Established Web System Division,Corporate Social Responsibility Department"[1]
2013 "Enterprise Solution Division/Acquired ISO39001 accreditation"[1]
2013 October "Changes official name to NTT DOCOMO, INC."[2]
2014 "Established Cloud Business Division, DOCOMO IT Systems Division, DOCOMO IT Infrastructure Division, DOCOMO Business Division, Legal & Contract Department, Internal Audit Department, Quality Control Department

Takes over "dDREAMS" from NTT DOCOMO Capital investment from NTT DOCOMO/Increased capital to 11.3 billion JPY"[1]

2014 "From 2014, under Civil Protection Law of Japan, Docomo began 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)."[9]
2015 "30th Anniversary/Established IT Security Division"[1]
2015 March 27 "Premium 4G, a LTE Advanced service which was launched on March 27, 2015."
2016 "Acquired "Kurumin", next generation support certification logo"[1]
2017 " Acquired the highest position of "Eruboshi", based on Act to advance women's success in their working life"[1]
2017 May "In May 2017, NTT Docomo launched 5G trial networks at Aomi, Odaiba (Tokyo Waterfront City) and the area around Tokyo Skytree."
2018 "Established IoT Division, Sales Channel Promotion Division

Certified as a Health and Productivity Management Organization (White 500) Received the Certification of Silver (Gin-no-Nintei)"[1]

2019 "Established Sales Channel Promotion Department、Security Operation Center、Web Systems Department、SE & Business Support Center、Human Resources and Development Department、Western Branch"[1]

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  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 "History". docomo-sys.co.jp. Retrieved 12 September 2019. 
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 "History". nttdocomo.co.jp. Retrieved 11 September 2019. 
  3. Blagdon, Jeff (12 September 2019). "How emoji conquered the world". The Verge. Vox Media. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  4. "The Associated Press: New Prototype Phone Gives Fitness Check". archive.org. 29 October 2007. Retrieved 12 September 2019. 
  5. "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" (in Japanese). ITMedia+D モバイル. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  6. "YouTube、ドコモの904i/905iシリーズに対応" (in Japanese). ITMedia+D モバイル. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  7. "First Symbian^2 phones ship in Japan". allaboutsymbian.com. Retrieved 27 March 2018. 
  8. "NTT DoCoMo teams-up with McAfee to offer free malware protection for its Android users". intomobile.com. 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2019. 
  9. "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". Retrieved 12 September 2019.