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This is a '''timeline of {{w|NTT Docomo}}''', a Japanese mobile telecommunication services provider.
 
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==Big picture==
| 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 DOCOMODocomo}} era, which is formally established taking over the mobile communications business of {{w|Nippon Telegraph and Telephone}} Corporation (“NTT Group”) as part of its corporate reorganization.<ref name="Careers at NTT DoCoMo">{{cite web |title=Careers at NTT DoCoMo |url=https://www.cleverism.com/company/ntt-docomo/ |website=cleverism.com |accessdate=12 November 2019}}</ref> in 1993, the company launches the mobile phone service (PDC).<ref name="Trends in Mobile">{{cite book |title=Trends in Mobile Technology and Business in the Asia-Pacific Region |edition=Youngjin Yoo, Jae-Nam Lee, Chris Rowley |url=https://books.google.com.ar/books?id=AAWkAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA92&dq=%22ntt%22+%22docomo%22+%22in+1985..1992%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjxz-aniYjmAhVsJrkGHULwD_YQ6AEISTAE#v=onepage&q=%22ntt%22%20%22docomo%22%20%22in%201985..1992%22&f=false}}</ref> In 1997 it launches a packet communications service.<ref name="Trends in Mobile"/> In 1999, the company launches the world's first mobile Internet-services platform.<ref name="Overviewdd">{{cite web |title=Overview |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/corporate/about/outline/ |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=15 October 2019}}</ref>
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| 2000s || {{w|NTT DOCOMODocomo}} 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 DOCOMODocomo}} 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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| 1999 || February || Service || NTT MCN introduces its 2.5G i-mode, the first such service with national coverage.<ref name="The Six Immutable"/>
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| 1999 || August 8 || Growth || i-mode grows to 1 million subscribers.<ref name="The Six Immutable"/>
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| 1999 || December || Growth || i-mode grows to 3 million subscribers.<ref name="The Six Immutable"/>
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| 2000 || April || Renaming || Around its 15th anniversary, NTT Mobile Communications Network changes official name to {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}}.<ref name="History"/><ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>|-| 2000 || August 6 || Growth || Subscriptions for i-mode in Japan reaches 10 million.<ref name="sds"/>
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| 2000 || September || Facility || The {{w|NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building}} opens. One of the tallest buildings in {{w|Tokyo}}, it houses base station equipment and switching equipment.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo Yoyogi Building |url=https://www.emporis.com/buildings/104939/ntt-docomo-yoyogi-building-tokyo-japan |website=emporis.com |accessdate=18 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2000 || November 22 || Growth || Subscriptions for i-mode in Japan reaches 10 million.<ref name="sds"/><ref name="The Six Immutable"/>
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| 2000 || Late year || Growth || There are 50 million Personal Digital Cellular (PDC) subscribers in Japan.<ref name="The Six Immutable"/>
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| 2000 || December || Growth {{w|License}} | i| The {{w|Japanese government}} awards {{w|3G}} licenses to {{w|NTT Docomo}}, {{w|KDDI}} and {{w|J-mode grows Phone}} at no charge. This allows NTT Docomo to 15 million subscribersfree up its cash stock for overseas investment.<ref name="The Six Immutablei-mode Wireless"/>
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| 2000 2001 || || {{w|License}} || The {{wRecognition |Japanese government}} awards {{w|3G}} licenses to {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}}acquires ISO14001 accreditation<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>, the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system.<ref>{{wcite web |KDDI}} and {{wtitle=WHAT IS ISO 14001:2015 – ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS? |Jurl=https://asq.org/quality-resources/iso-Phone14001 |website=asq.org |accessdate=16 October 2019}} at no charge. This allows NTT Docomo to free up its cash stock for overseas investment.</ref name="i-mode Wireless"/>
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| 2001 || March 4 || Recognition Growth || {{w|NTT DoCoMo}} acquires ISO14001 accreditationSubscriptions for i-mode in Japan reaches 20 million.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jpsds"/>, the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system.<ref>{{cite web |title=WHAT IS ISO 14001:2015 – ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS? |url=https://asq.org/quality-resources/iso-14001 |website=asq.org |accessdate=16 October 2019}}</ref>
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| 2001 || May || Growth || i-mode grows to 23 million subscribers.<ref name="The Six Immutable"/>
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| 2001 || July 1 || Growth || Subscriptions for i-mode in Japan reaches 25 million.<ref name="sds"/>|-| 2001 || || Administration || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} relocates the head office to {{w|Akasaka}} from {{w|Nishigotanda}}.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>|-| 2001 || || Financial || {{w|NTT Docomo}} investment ratio increases to 100%.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>|-| 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"/>|-| 2001 || December 25 || Growth || Subscriptions for i-mode in Japan reaches 30 million.<ref name="sds"/>|-| 2002 || || Personnel || {{w|NTT Docomo}} reaches 700 employees.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>|-| 2002 || || Administration || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes its Operation Systems HQ, System Development Division and Service Operations Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>|-| 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"/>|-| 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"/>|-| 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"/> |-| 2001 || October 14 || Growth || Subscriptions for i-mode in Japan reaches 35 million.<ref name="sds"/>
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| 2001 2003 || January 14 || Financial {{w|Market penetration}} || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} investment ratio increases to 100%i-shot handsets (camera phone) sales exceed 5 million.<ref name="docomo-sysdd">{{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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| 2001 2003 || October March 6 || Service || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} becomes the first cellular operator in the world announces plans to offer commercial unveil an always-on internet access service, dubbed "@FreeD™", for use with compatible {{w|3GPersonal Handy-phone System}} services (based on {{w|WCDMA}}PHS) called terminals.<ref>{{wcite web |Freedom of Mobile Multimedia title=NTT DoCoMo to Launch Flat-Rate Internet Access}} (FOMA)Service for PHS |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2003/000937. The service becomes first available in the {{whtml |Greater Tokyo Area}}, {{wwebsite=nttdocomo.co.jp |Yokohama}} and {{w|Kawasakiaccessdate=19 January 2020}}.<ref name="History"/><ref name="i-mode Wireless"/>
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| 2002 2003 || March 11 || Personnel || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} 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}} reaches 700 employeesmodel to accept memory cards.<ref name>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Introduce New FOMA Videophone Model |url="docomo-syshttps://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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| 2002 2003 || March 21 || Administration Product || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} establishes its Operation Systems HQannounces the introduction of the D505i mobile phone, System Development Division and Service Operations Divisionthe first model in the company's 505i series of enhanced-PDC ({{w|2G}}) handsets that incorporate a Flash browser.<ref name>{{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="docomo-sysnttdocomo.co.jp"|accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2002 2003 || March 27 || Financial Product || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} is listed on [[announces the introduction of the its first {{w:London stock exchange|London]] Global Positioning Service}} (delisted on March 2014GPS) and compatible handset, dubbed F661i, to the market.<ref>{{wcite 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 |New York stock exchangeaccessdate=19 January 2020}}s.</ref name="History"/>
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| 2002 2003 || May 8 26 || Administration Service || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} states in a memorandum of understanding plans launches online shopping mall and account aggregation portal DoCommerce, which enables both 2G and 3G SSL-compatible i-mode handset users to convert its regional subsidiaries into wholly owned subsidiaries by way of share exchangemanage 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 name>{{cite web |title="iNTT 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-mode Wireless"portal |website=finextra.com |accessdate=18 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2002 2003 || June 1 3 || Service || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} launches its i-shot announces a payments service, allowing subscribers to transmit still images taken with compatible mobile phones having built-in cameras to virtually any device capable of receiving enable customers using {{w|2G}} and {{w|e-mail3G}}handsets to shop online at a dedicated portal site and receive bills for purchases together with their monthly mobile phone invoices.<ref name>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Start Trial of Online Payments Service |url="dd"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 || January 14 June 30 || Product || {{w|Market penetrationNTT Docomo}} || DoCoMo i-shot handsets (camera phone) sales exceed 5 millionannounces launch of the F2102V mobile videophone, the first model compatible with Docomo's new FirstPass SSL client authentication service.<ref name="dd">{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo Camera Phone Sales Exceed 5 Million to Launch FOMA F2102V Videophone |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2003/000928000983.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=12 November 201919 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2003 || || Administration || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} establishes ERP Division and Technical Center.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2003 || September || Growth || 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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| 2004 2003 || January 9 October 30 || Service || Total subscribers to {{w|2G}} and {{w|NTT DoCoMo3G}} announces the launch of an {{w|i-mode Disaster Message Board }} mobile internet 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}}ssurpass 40 million.<refname="sds">{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Launch i-mode Disaster Message Board Service Subscribers Surpass 40 million |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/20042003/001135001115.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=12 November 201919 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2004 2003 || October 31 || January 29 || {{w|SubsidiaryNTT Docomo}} || announce development of the first {{w|NTT DoCoMoFOMA}} announces the decision to liquidate its subsidiarycompact flash card, Mobimagic Co.P2402, an application service provider for medium which enables {{w|3G}} videophone and small-sized companiesother wireless data communication via PCs and [[w:Personal digital assistant|PDA]]s, such as Docomo's sigmarion III.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Liquidate a Subsidiary Develops FOMA Compact Flash Card |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/20042003/001137001116.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=12 November 201919 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2004 2003 || March 24 November 10 || {{w|Subsidiary}} Product || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} announces the decision to liquidate DCM Capital LDN ({{w|United Kingdom}}) Limitedrelease of the mova P505iS, DCM Capital HKG (UK) Limited and DCM Capital 3G HKG (UK) Limited, each of which is a wholly owned subsidiary of DoCoMothe world's first camera phone equipped with auto focus.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Liquidate Some of its Subsidiaries Introduce P505iS: World's First Auto-Focus Camera Phone |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/20042003/001157001119.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=18 November 201919 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2004 2003 || April December 9 || Product || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} launches mova 506i series announces the release of three PDC (handsets in the {{w|2G) i}} mova 505iS series: "the SO505iS, a mega-pixel camera phone equipped to play extended-mode mobile phoneslength 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 series of handsets featuring cameras with effective resolutions of more than one million pixels2.02 mega-pixel, auto-focus camera."<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo Unveils to Launch Three New Models in mova 506i i-mode Phone 505iS Series |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/20042003/001166001126.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=12 November 201919 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2004 2003 || December 18 || Administration || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} establishes Mobile Network Division and Security Services Divisionannounces liquidation of NTT Docomo Telecomunicações do Brasil Limitada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Docomo.<ref name>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Liquidate a Brazilian Subsidiary |url="docomo-syshttps://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 || December January 9 || Product Service || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} launches announces the F901iC 3G FOMA handset, the latest model 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 901i seriesevent of major calamities such as high-magnitude {{w|earthquake}}s.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Launch F901iC 3G FOMA Handset i-mode Disaster Message Board Service |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2004/001233001135.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=12 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2005 2004 || November 24 January 29 || Product {{w|Subsidiary}} || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} announces launch of the FOMA SA800idecision to liquidate its subsidiary, Mobimagic Co., a childan application service provider for medium and small-friendly 3G mobile phonesized companies.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo Develops Child-Friendly Handset to Liquidate a Subsidiary |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/20052004/000701001137.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=18 12 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2005 2004 || December January 29 || Product Growth ({{w|3G}} [[w:Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access|FOMA]] service) || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} announces that subscribers to the {{w|3G}} launches iD credit brand[[w:Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access|FOMA]] service surpassed two million, two years and four months after the service was launched.<ref name>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo FOMA Subscribers Top 2 Million |url="History"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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| 2006 2004 || April February 26 || Service Product || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} announces release of the P900i, the third handset in the new {{w|3G}} launches DCMX mobile credit-card service[[w:Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access|FOMA]] 900i series.<ref name>{{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="History"19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2006 2004 || March 24 || Administration {{w|Subsidiary}} || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} announces the decision to liquidate DCM Capital LDN ({{w|United Kingdom}} establishes Information Security Services Division) Limited, DCM Capital HKG (UK) Limited and DCM Capital 3G HKG (UK) Limited, each of which is a wholly owned subsidiary of DoCoMo.<ref name>{{cite web |title="docomo-sysNTT 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 || Growth ({{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> |-| 2004 || April 1 || Research || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes its Mobile Society Research Institute, which would study the social impact of mobile phone use.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Establish "Mobile Society Research Institute" |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2004/001163.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>|-| 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>|-| 2004 || April 28 || Service || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces launch an international roaming-in service to enable mobile subscribers of Docomo's 21 international partners in 19 countries and territories to use the company's {{w|3G}} [[W:Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access|FOMA]] network while in Japan.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo to Launch 3G Roaming-In Service for Visitors to Japan |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2004/001169.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref> |-| 2004 || || Administration || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes a Mobile Network Division and a Security Services Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>|-| 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>|-| 2004 || December 16 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} introduces the N900iG, the first [[w:Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access|FOMA]] {{w|3G}} handset for fully functional mobile communications in approximately 115 countries/regions.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo Introduces First FOMA 3G Handset for International Roaming |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2004/001229.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref> |-| 2005 || November 24 || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces launch of the [[w:Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access|FOMA]] SA800i, a child-friendly 3G mobile phone.<ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo Develops Child-Friendly Handset |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2005/000701.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=18 November 2019}}</ref>|-| 2005 || December || Product || {{w|NTT Docomo}} launches iD credit brand.<ref name="History"/>|-| 2006 || April || Service || {{w|NTT Docomo}} launches DCMX mobile credit-card service.<ref name="History"/>|-| 2006 || || Administration || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes Information Security Services Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>|-| 2007 || || Administration || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} establishes its Business Solution Headquarters, a System Integration Division, a Service Provider Division, a System Infrastructure Division, an Enterprise System Division, and an Information Security Department.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2007 || October || Product || The {{w|prototype}} [[w:wellness (alternative medicine)|Wellness]] {{w|mobile phone}} of {{w|NTT Docomo}} and {{w|Mitsubishi Electric Corp.}} is launched at annual Japanese trade show {{w|CEATEC}}. It checks health with a motion sensor that detects body movement and measures calories, and includes a {{w|breathalyzer}}.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20071029053227/http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hhzZNK2Qh8nBS4H9Tt_lDecgBE9QD8S3IR880|title=The Associated Press: New Prototype Phone Gives Fitness Check|author=|date=29 October 2007|website=archive.org|accessdate=12 September 2019}}</ref>
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| 2007 || December || Acquisition || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} 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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| 2008 || || Service || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} begins offering a service called the "Area Mail Disaster Information Service" which broadcasts [[w:Earthquake Early Warning (Japan)|Earthquake Early Warning]] messages produced by the {{w|Japan Meteorological Agency}} to its subscribers with compatible handsets.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/service/safety/areamail/index.html |title=Area Mail Disaster Information Service |accessdate=2011-11-06 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20111025134752/http://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/service/safety/areamail/index.html |archivedate=2011-10-25 |df= }}</ref>
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| 2008 || January 24 || {{w|Partnership}} || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} announces a partnership with {{w|Google}}, which allows all models after the FOMA904i models to view {{w|YouTube}} videos.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://plusd.itmedia.co.jp/mobile/articles/0801/24/news066.html |title=ドコモとGoogleが提携──各種サービスのiモード対応などを推進 |accessdate=2008-01-26 |publisher=ITMedia+D モバイル |language=Japanese}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url=http://plusd.itmedia.co.jp/mobile/articles/0801/24/news104.html |title=YouTube、ドコモの904i/905iシリーズに対応 |accessdate=2008-01-26 |publisher=ITMedia+D モバイル |language=Japanese}}</ref>
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| 2008 || February || {{w|Joint venture}} || NTT Investment Partners, Inc. (NTT-IP) is estqablished as a corporate venture capital firm by [[w:Nippon Telegraph and Telephone|Nippon Telegraph]] and Telephone Corporation (NTT). The firm focuses on funding advanced/disruptive technologies, services and business models around the world and looks to leverage NTT Group companies’ business operations, technologies and vast network to its portfolio companies.
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| 2008 || March || Market || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} reaches more than 53 million customers, which is more than half of Japan's cellular market.<ref name="Historyh"/>
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| 2008 || March || {{w|Venture capital}} || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} establishes a {{w|JPY}} 10 billion venture fund, the NTT Investment Partners Fund, L.P. (NTT-IP Fund).<ref name="Historyh"/>
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| 2008 || April 19 || Leadership || {{w|NTT DoCoMo}} Ryuji Yamada is promoted as the president of {{w|NTT Docomo}}. Masao Nakamura stays as a director and senior adviser. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.asahi.com/business/update/0418/TKY200804180367.html|script-title=ja:ドコモ社長に山田副社長が昇格へ|accessdate=2008-04-18|date=2008-04-19|language=Japanese |archiveurl = https://web.archive.org/web/20080422030408/http://www.asahi.com/business/update/0418/TKY200804180367.html <!-- Bot retrieved archive --> |archivedate = 2008-04-22}}</ref>
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| 2008 || June || Partnership || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} joins the non-profit {{w|Symbian Foundation}} led by {{w|Nokia}} to co-develop a new {{w|Symbian}} smartphone operating system based on the [[w:S60 (software platform)|S60]] platform, which results in Symbian^2 for the Japanese market.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/news/item/11613_First_Symbian2_phones_ship_in_.php|title=First Symbian^2 phones ship in Japan|author=|date=|website=allaboutsymbian.com|accessdate=27 March 2018}}</ref>
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| 2008 || November || Acquisition || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} 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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| 2008 || || Administration || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} establishes a Customer Information Systems Division, a Billing Systems Division, an Enterprise Information Systems Division, an Information Systems Infrastructure Division, a Business Intelligence Systems Division, a Service Platform Division, a System Development Division, and a Public Enterprise Business Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2009 || 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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| 2009 || July 5 || Acquisition || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} acquires {{w|San Diego, California}}-based PacketVideo for US$157.1 million. PacketVideo produces software for wireless multimedia that includes the display of video on mobile handsets.<ref name="crunchbase.com"/>
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| 2009 || December 3 || Acquisition || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} acquires {{w|net mobile AG}}, a publicly traded {{w|business-to-business}} {{w|service provider}}.<ref name="crunchbase.com"/><ref>{{cite web |title=net mobile AG acquired by NTT DoCoMo |url=https://www.crunchbase.com/acquisition/ntt-docomo-acquires-net-m--081d0edc |website=crunchbase.com |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=NTT DoCoMo Other Acquisitions |url=https://www.startupranking.com/acquisition/ntt-docomo-acquires-net-mobile-ag-8978 |website=startupranking.com |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2010 || April || Financial || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} raises fund size of NTT-IP Fund to {{w|JPY}} 15 billion.<ref name="Historyh"/>
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| 2010 || || Administration || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} establishes CliNIC Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2010 || June || {{w|Market penetration}} || {{w|Tata Docomo}} reaches about 32.82 million users.<ref>{{cite web |title=joint-venture.ppt |url=https://www.scribd.com/presentation/251917548/joint-venture-ppt |website=scribd.com |accessdate=12 November 2019}}</ref>
| 2010 || November 5 || Service || {{w|Tata Docomo}} becomes the first private sector telecom company to launch {{w|3G}} services in {{w|India}}.<ref>{{cite web |title=Tata DoCoMo launches 3G services|url=https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/telecom/tata-docomo-launches-3g-services/articleshow/6865060.cms |website=economictimes.indiatimes.com |accessdate=18 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2010 || December || Service || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} launches one of world's first {{w|Long-Term Evolution}} (LTE) services, Xi (read "crossy").<ref name="History"/>
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| 2011 || || Administration || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} establishes its Enterprise Solution Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2011 || June || Partnership || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} 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 || March || Service || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} shifts customer base completely to {{w|3G}} and {{w|LTE}} services.<ref name="History"/>
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| 2012 || July || Acquisition || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} 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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| 2012 || August 10 July || Acquisition {{w|Joint venture}} || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} acquires mobile commerce ecosystem Buongiorno for US$260 millionand 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 name>{{cite web |title="crunchbaseDocomo, 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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| 2012 || August 10 || Administration Acquisition || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} establishes a Web System Division, and a Corporate Social Responsibility Departmentacquires mobile commerce ecosystem Buongiorno for US$260 million.<ref name="docomo-syscrunchbase.co.jpcom"/>
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| 2013 2012 || February || Acquisition Administration || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} acquires NTT-IP with the purpose to strengthen cooperation with startup companies in terms of venture funding establishes a Web System Division, and incubation. The DOCOMO Innovation Fund Partnership is established as a JPY 10 billion new venture fund and the DOCOMO’s Incubation Program starts operatingCorporate Social Responsibility Department.<ref name="Historyhdocomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2013 || February || Administration Acquisition || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} establishes its Enterprise Solution Divisionacquires 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="docomo-sys.co.jpHistoryh"/>
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| 2013 || || Recognition Administration || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} acquires ISO39001 accreditationestablishes its Enterprise Solution Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2013 || July || Renaming Recognition || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} changes its trade name to NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Incacquires ISO39001 accreditation.<ref name="Historyhdocomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2013 || August 27 July || Acquisition Renaming || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}} acquires Austrian e-commerce solution provider Fine Trade.<ref>{{cite web |title=Japan’s changes its trade name to NTT Docomo Buys Fine TradeDOCOMO Ventures, An Austrian E-Commerce Solution Provider, For ‘Several Tens Of Millions Of Euros’ |url=https://techcrunchInc.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.comHistoryh"/>
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| 2013 || October August 27 || Renaming Acquisition || {{w|NTT DoCoMoDocomo}}, Incacquires Austrian e-commerce solution provider Fine Trade. changes official name to <ref>{{wcite web |title=Japan’s NTT DOCOMODocomo 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}}, INC.</ref><ref name="Historycrunchbase.com"/>
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| 2014 || January || {{w|Venture capital}} || {{w|NTT DOCOMODocomo}} 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 || || Administration || {{w|NTT DOCOMODocomo}} establishes Cloud Business Division, DOCOMO IT Systems Division, DOCOMO IT Infrastructure Division, DOCOMO Business Division, Legal & Contract Department, Internal Audit Department, and a Quality Control Department.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2014 || July || Program launch || {{w|NTT DOCOMODocomo}} starts operating new business co-creation program in cooperation with startup, 39works.<ref name="Historyh"/>
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| 2014 || || Service || Under Civil Protection Law of Japan, Docomo begins offering a service called the "Area Mail Disaster and Evacuation Information Service" which broadcasts {{w|J-Alert}} messages (including Earthquake Early Warning) produced by the Japan Fire and Disaster Management Agency to its subscribers with compatible handsets (e.g. Sony XPERIA, iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy).<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/info/news_release/2014/03/28_00.html|title=緊急速報「エリアメール」、及び「緊急速報メール」を利用した国民保護に関する情報の配信を開始|accessdate=12 September 2019}}</ref>
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| 2014 || October || || {{w|NTT DOCOMODocomo}} 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>|-| 2015 || || Administration || {{w|NTT Docomo}} establishes its IT Security Division.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>|-| 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>|-| 2015 || May 13 || Service || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces integration of DOCOMO's dmarket services with social networking functions offered by {{w|Facebook}}.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO to Integrate Mobile Services with Facebook |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2015/0513_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>|-| 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>|-| 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"/>|-| 2016 || || Acquisition || {{w|NTT Docomo}} acquires "Kurumin", a next generation support certification logo.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>|-| 2017 || January || International expansion || {{w|NTT Docomo}} launches its NTT DOCOMO Ventures' {{w|Silicon Valley}} branch in the United States.<ref name="Historyh"/>|-| 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"/>|-| 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>|-| 2017 || February 27 || Partnership || {{w|Qualcomm Technologies}}, {{w|Ericsson}}, and {{w|NTT Docomo}} announce collaboration on {{w|5G}} New Radio (NR) trials to accelerate wide-scale 5G deployments in Japan.<ref>{{cite web |title=Qualcomm, Ericsson, and NTT DOCOMO announce collaboration on 5G NR trials to accelerate wide-scale 5G deployments in Japan |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2017/0227_02.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref> |-| 2017 || June 27 || || [[w:China Mobile|China Mobile Communications Corporation]] and {{w|NTT Docomo}} announce joint development of the world's first multi-vendor embedded subscriber identity module (eSIM) system within their commercial environments based on the GSMA's Remote Provisioning Architecture for Embedded UICC3.1 (GSMAv3.1) standard.<ref>{{cite web |title=China Mobile Communications and NTT DOCOMO Develop World's First Multi-Vendor eSIM System for IoT |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2017/0627_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>|-| 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"/>|-| 2017 || November 28 || Product || In collaboration with international digital security company {{w|Gemalto}}, {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces development of the world's first multi-profile SIM "for use through multi-carrier collaborations that can allow users to switch between profiles, which include data such as contract information and telephone numbers, on their smartphone or tablet in each country."<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Develops Multi-Profile SIM for Smartphones and Tablets |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2017/1128_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=12 November 2019}}</ref>|-| 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"/>|-| 2018 || || Recognition || {{w|NTT Docomo}} receives the Certification of Silver (Gin-no-Nintei).<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>|-| 2018 || March 16 || Technology || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces the launch of an {{w|AI}} engine that "quickly, simply and accurately analyzes shelf allocation in stores and warehouses using photos taken with smartphones and other common devices".<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Launches AI Engine for Fast, Accurate Shelf Analysis |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2018/0316_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>|-| 2018 || May 9 || || {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces that together with {{w|NEC Corporation}} and {{w|Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation}} (NTT) it has achieved what is considered to be the first successful 28 GHz wireless data transmission between a {{w|5G}} base station and a 5G mobile station in 5G field trials using a car moving at 305 km/h.<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Achieves World's First 5G Wireless Data Transmission in Ultra-high-mobility Environment Exceeding 300 km/h |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2018/0509_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2015 2019 || June 26 || Administration Technology || {{w|China Mobile}} and {{w|NTT DOCOMODocomo}} establishes its IT Security Divisionannounce launch of an eSIM solution to enable cross-vendor SIM profile switching from DOCOMO to China Mobile.<ref name>{{cite web |title="docomoChina Mobile and NTT DOCOMO to Launch World's First IoT Multi-sysvendor 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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| 2015 2018 || March 27 || Service July || {{w|NTT DOCOMOVenture capital}} launches Premium 4G, a || {{w|LTE AdvancedNTT Docomo}} serviceestablishes a JPY 20 billion venture fund, NTT Investment Partners Fund III, L.P. (NTT-IP Fund III).<refname="Historyh">{{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 History |url=https://gigazinewww.nttdocomo-v.net/gsc_newscom/en/20150225-lte-advanced-docomo-premium-4ghistory/ |website=gigazinenttdocomo-v.net com |accessdate=28 15 October 2019}}</ref>
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| 2015 2018 ||| October 1 |Recognition | Merger |{{w| DOCOMO Capital announces its merger with DOCOMO InnovationsNTT Docomo}} manages employee health from business management standpoint and is certified “White 500” Recognition for Excellence in Health and Productivity Management.<refname="Labor Practices">{{cite web |title=GATEWAY TO JAPAN Labor Practices |url=https://www.docomoinnovationsnttdocomo.co.comjp/english/binary/pdf/corporate/csr/about/pdf/ e_csr2018w_008.pdf |website=docomoinnovationsnttdocomo.co.com jp |accessdate=18 November 15 October 2019}}</ref>
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| 2015 2018 || Year round November 29 || Financial Research || {{w|NTT DOCOMODocomo}} and {{w|Toyota}} generates JPY 4.4 trillion announce successful joint control of the Toyota-developed T-HR31 humanoid robot in annual revenue, down trials using {{w|5G}} under a test environment with control from JPY 4.5 trillion recorded in 2014a remote location.<ref name>{{cite web |title="Careers at NTT DoCoMo"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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| 2016 2018 || April December 28 || Acquisition || {{w|NTT DOCOMODocomo}} shifts new business co-creation program 39works to NTT DOCOMOacquires Conobie, a Japanese website about parenting that provides articles and short comics about pregnancy, childbirth, childcare, and parenting.<ref name="Historyhcrunchbase.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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| 2016 2019 || February 4 || Acquisition Technology || {{w|NTT DOCOMODocomo}} 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}} acquires "Kurumin", a next generation support certification logomobile communications.<ref name>{{cite web |title="docomoDOCOMO Develops World's First 360-sysdegree 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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| 2017 2019 || January February 18 || International expansion Recognition || {{w|NTT DOCOMODocomo}} launches its NTT DOCOMO Ventures' is ranked as the leading mobile operator in the world in terms of applications for candidate standard-essential patents (SEPs) for the new fifth-generation ({{w|Silicon Valley5G}} branch ) mobile communication standard. The company is also ranked first in the United Statesterms of 5G technical proposals (contributions). The rankings are based on a study conducted by Japanese firm Cyber Creative Institute Co.<ref name>{{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="Historyh"19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2017 2019 || May 29 || Acquisition Technology || {{w|NTT DOCOMODocomo}}, {{w|AGC Inc.}} and {{w|Ericsson}} acquires announce having achieved the highest position of "Eruboshi", based on Act to advance womenworld's success first {{w|5G}} mobile telecommunications using an antenna embedded in their working lifesynthetic fused silica glass to transmit and receive 28 GHz 5G radio signals for stable, high-speed mobile communication in buildings, vehicles and trains.<ref name>{{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="docomo-sysnttdocomo.co.jp"|accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2017 2019 || February July 31 || Product || {{w|NTT DOCOMODocomo}} announes a new announces development of an {{w|eSIMapplication programming interface}} for its docomo sky drone-operation platform that would enable companion consumer devices embedded and uses the API to "successfully integrate docomo sky with subscriber identity modules (eSIM)NEXSYS-ONE's tower maintenance platform in a joint trial, including tablets demonstrating the possibility to use drones for automated inspections and wearables, to connect to maintenance of mobile networks through remote provisioning of the profile-network base-station towers."<ref>{{cite web |title=DOCOMO Develops eSIM Drone Platform API for Consumer Devices Expanded Drone Applications |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/20172019/0223_000731_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=12 November 201919 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2017 2019 || May || Service Administration || {{w|NTT DOCOMO}} launches {{w|5G}} trial networks at {{w|AomiDocomo}}Establishes Sales Channel Promotion Department, Security Operation Center, Web Systems Department, SE & Business Support Center, Human Resources and Development Department, {{w|Odaiba}} (Tokyo Waterfront City) and the area around {{w|Tokyo Skytree}}Western Branch.<ref name="docomo-sys.co.jp"/>
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| 2017 2019 || October May 17 || {{w|Venture capital}} Product || {{w|NTT DOCOMODocomo}} establishes announces development of a JPY 15 billion new venture fund[[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 Innovation Fund IIDevelops Safe, LBlade-free Drone Propelled with Ultrasonic Vibrations |url=https://www.Pnttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2019/0517_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref name="Historyh"/>
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| 2017 2019 || November 28 May 23 || Product Research || In {{w|NTT Docomo}} announces research in collaboration with international digital security company {{w|GemaltoTohoku University}}, NTT DOCOMO announces development of the worldan artificial-intelligence technology to detect {{w|periodontal disease}} simply by photographing a person'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 gums with a {{w|smartphone or tablet in each country}}."<ref>{{cite web |title=Tohoku University and DOCOMO Develops MultiLaunch Research Project to Develop Artificial-Profile SIM intelligence Technology for Smartphones and Tablets Periodontal Disease Detection |url=https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/20172019/1128_000523_00.html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=12 November 201919 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2018 2019 || September 2 || Administration Technology || {{w|NTT DOCOMODocomo}} Establishes IoT Division, Sales Channel Promotion Division Certified as a Health announces having joined the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Productivity Management Organization Automation (White 5005G-ACIA)"with the aim of further advancing the use of 5G technology in the manufacturing sector".<ref name>{{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="docomo-sysnttdocomo.co.jp"|accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2018 2019 || September 10 || Recognition Partnership || {{w|NTT DOCOMODocomo}} announces agreement with {{w|Omron}} and {{w|Nokia Networks}} receives to collaborate in trials of 5G mobile communication technology inside factories, "with the Certification aim of Silver (Gin-no-Nintei)significantly enhancing future manufacturing productivity".<ref name>{{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="docomo-sysnttdocomo.co.jp"|accessdate=24 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2018 2019 || September 30 || July Technology || {{w|Venture capitalNTT Docomo}} || announces achievement of the world's first 28 GHz-band {{w|NTT DOCOMO5G}} establishes mobile communications between base stations and a JPY 20 billion venture fund, NTT Investment Partners Fund III, L.P. (NTThigh-IP Fund III)speed bullet train during experimental trials to verify further enhancement of 5G in collaboration with Central [[w:Japan Railways Group|Japan Railway Company]].<ref name="Historyh">{{cite web |title=History DOCOMO Achieves World's First 5G Communication Between High-speed Bullet Train and Experimental Base Stations |url=https://www.nttdocomo-v.comco.jp/english/info/media_center/enpr/history2019/ 0930_00.html |website=nttdocomo-v.com co.jp |accessdate=15 October 201919 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2018 2019 || December 5 || Recognition Research || {{w|NTT DOCOMODocomo}} manages employee health from business management standpoint and {{w|Kyoto University}} announce joint development of what is certified “White 500” Recognition believed to be the world's first {{w|artificial intelligence}}-based system for Excellence in Health inspecting bridges based on vehicle weights and Productivity Managementstructural deflection estimated from video footage.<ref name="Labor Practices">{{cite web |title=Labor Practices 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/binaryinfo/pdfmedia_center/corporatepr/csr/about2019/pdf/e_csr2018w_0081205_00.pdf html |website=nttdocomo.co.jp |accessdate=15 October 201919 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2018 2019 || December 28 20 || Acquisition || {{w|NTT DOCOMODocomo}} acquires Conobieannounces purchase of all shares of {{w|docomo Healthcare, Inc.}} and make it a Japanese website about parenting that provides articles and short comics about pregnancy, childbirth, childcare, and parenting.<ref name="crunchbasewholly owned subsidiary of {{w|NTT Docomo}}.com"/><ref>{{cite web |title=Like BabyCenterNTT DOCOMO to Absorb docomo Healthcare in Simplified, L.L.C. Short-form Merger |url=https://mandasoftwww.nttdocomo.co.comjp/english/info/media_center/pr/acquisition2019/?viewmodes=1&acquisitionID=71312&title=Everyday_Health_Inc__acquired_BabyCenter_LLC 1220_01.html |website=mandasoftnttdocomo.com co.jp |accessdate=28 October 201919 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2019 2020 || January 17 || Administration Product || {{w|NTT DOCOMODocomo}} Establishes Sales Channel Promotion Department, Security Operation Center, Web Systems Department, SE & Business Support Center, Human Resources and Development Department, and Western Branchannounces 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 name>{{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="docomo-sysnttdocomo.co.jp"|accessdate=19 January 2020}}</ref>
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| 2020 || July || Infrastructure || {{w|NTT DOCOMODocomo}} plans to have {{w|5G}} base stations in all 47 Japanese prefectures by this time.<ref name="venturebeat.com">{{cite web |title=NTT Docomo moves up Japan-wide 5G to June 2020, offers early access |url=https://venturebeat.com/2019/09/19/ntt-docomo-moves-up-japan-wide-5g-to-june-2020-offers-early-access/ |website=venturebeat.com |accessdate=18 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2021 || Spring || Infrastructure || {{w|NTT DOCOMODocomo}} plans to reach a total of 10,000 {{w|5G}} base stations by this time.<ref name="venturebeat.com"/>
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| 2026 || March || Service shutdown || {{w|NTT DOCOMODocomo}} 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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===What the timeline is still missing===
* [https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/]
===Timeline update strategy===
* [[Timeline of mobile telephony]]
* [[Timeline of 5G]]
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