general distributors that handle the products and services of multiple operators, such as mass merchandisers of consumer electronics and other stores that also sell the company’s products. As of March 31, 2014, the number of such shops was approximately 4,300 (excluding docomo Shops). In addition to the face-to-face channel, the company has established online shopping and 10 call centers nationwide. Investments and Alliances In May 2013, the company acquired an approximately 77.5% share of Nihon Ultmarc Inc., which operates the medical database business in Japan. In May 2013, the company acquired MCV Guam Holding Corp., a cable television and Internet service provider in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. In August 2013, the company agreed to a business and capital alliance with Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc. to provide entertainment events and movie content. In October 2013, the company, through its subsidiary, DOCOMO Deutschland GmbH, acquired all shares in fine trade gmbh, a settlement service business for online product sales in Austria. In January 2014, the company acquired a 51% interest in ABC HOLDINGS Co., Ltd., the holding company for ABC Cooking Studio Co., Ltd. In March 2014, the company established the ‘mobidoors’ joint venture company with RSUPPORT Co., Ltd. and OrangeOne Corporation to propose and sell remote support solutions to mobile network operators and mobile phone manufacturers outside Japan. Regulations The company and other mobile telecommunication service providers are regulated by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications primarily under the Telecommunications Business Act. The company and other mobile telecommunication service providers are also subject to the Radio Act. Significant Events NTT Docomo would extend its LTE roaming service from 25 September, by adding Taiwan and the UK to the list of available countries. In November 2014, NTT Docomo and Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization (ToMMo) launched a joint research project to establish mobile healthcare-enabled methods for the prevention and early detection of medical conditions common during pregnancies, including hypertension syndromes, diabetes and premature deliveries. In February 2015, NTT DOCOMO, INC. and ZENRIN DataCom Co., Ltd. announced their joint development of a new indoor navigation technology that combines autonomous navigation based on built-in smartphone motion sensors and route-matching based on indoor maps, primarily for navigating in indoor environments where GPS does not work effectively. In March 2015, Huawei announced that it has signed an agreement with NTT DOCOMO, INC. to commence field trials of 5G Radio Access Technologies (RAT) associated with new air-interface technologies. History The company was founded in 1991. It was incorporated and registered in 1991. The company was formerly known as NTT Mobile Communications Planning Co., Ltd., and changed its name to NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc. in 1992. Further, the company changed its name to NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in 2000 and then to NTT DOCOMO, INC. in 2010.
ntt docomo inc (9437:Tokyo)
Sanno Park Tower
11-1, Nagata-cho 2-chome
Phone: 81 3 5156 1111
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