Based in Tokyo, Japan, NTT DoCoMo, Inc. (NYSE:DCM,TSE:9437) provides mobile communications services such as i-mode and FOMA. I-mode, the world's most popular mobile Internet service, offers cell phone subscribers the option of sending and receiving e-mails and accessing various online services, including banking, airline reservations, shopping, and restaurant guides. FOMA, the world's first fully commercialized third generation, or 3G, mobile service, was launched in 2001. This service offers high-speed Internet access, videophone features, and serves as a platform for the latest I-mode services. Over 47.7 million people on a global basis subscribe to the I-mode service, while the number of users of the FOMA service has recently surpassed 40 million. The company reports in two operating segments: Wireless Services (91.6% of total first half 2008 revenue), Equipment Sales (8.4%). The company is a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), the largest telecom service provider in Japan. NTT holds 63% ownership position in DCM. In addition to its core Japanese operations, DCM is expanding its global reach through several wholly-owned subsidiaries, joint ventures and alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, and North America.
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