s for corporate customers such as ‘Office Link’; ‘Business Mopera Anshin Manager,’ which enables the unified control of corporate mobile phones; and a satellite cell phone service. The company commenced the trial service of ‘docomo Wi-Fi for visitor’ which enables foreign travelers visiting Japan to utilize ‘docomo Wi-Fi’ service. The company’s LTE roaming destinations included 43 countries and regions, as of March 31, 2015. Optical-fiber Broadband Service In order to provide broadband communications environment to allow users to enjoy high-speed service both indoors and outdoors, in March 2015, the company commenced ‘docomo Hikari’ service—optical-fiber broadband service that enables high-speed access at speeds of up to 1Gbps, and simultaneously launched ‘docomo Hikari Pack’—a bundle package that allows users to use ‘docomo Hikari’ broadband service and smartphones/docomo feature phones at affordable rates. The company provides one-stop service for the range of services, including optical-fiber broadband, Internet access and mobile phone services. The company serves as a customer’s single point of contact for every need, from service-related inquiries to after-sales support, thereby enhancing customers’ convenience and comfort using high-speed communications services. With the provision of ‘docomo Hikari,’ the company also began to provide Internet access service ‘docomo net,’ and support services ‘Hikari Remote Support,’ ‘Hikari On-site Support’ which enables ‘docomo Hikari’ to be used with a greater sense of security. Sales and Marketing The company sells its products and services through a sales network covering the entire country of Japan. The shops that deal with its products and services are operated by various distributors, and as of March 31, 2015, there were 2,399 docomo Shops nationwide. In addition to docomo Shops, there are general distributors that handle the products and services of multiple operators, such as mass merchandisers of consumer electronics and other stores that also sell its products. As of March 31, 2015, the number of such shops was approximately 4,300 (excluding docomo Shops). Regulations The company and other mobile telecommunication service providers are regulated by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication (MIC) primarily under the Telecommunications Business Act. The company and other mobile telecommunication service providers are also subject to the Radio Act. Significant Events In July 2015, Nokia announced its Nokia Networks subsidiary has entered into a research collaboration with NTT DOCOMO to explore opportunities in 5G radio technology. The firm said the partners would evaluate the potential of Nokia Networks' 5G radio technology at lower frequencies. The collaboration would also focus on the deployment of 5G baseband to achieve 10 Gbps connectivity, demonstrate LTE interworking using Nokia Networks' commercial Single RAN Advanced hardware, as well as licensed assisted access. In February 2016, NTT DOCOMO, Inc. has set up DOCOMO Digital Ltd. in London as a new global business operation. It is the European based operation unit of NTT DOCOMO and an advanced mobile commerce ecosystem-enabling platformer which aims to encourage financial inclusion for citizens worldwide by bringing together mobile network operators, digital and real-world merchants, financial services providers, regulators and other parties to make consumer transactions convenient, safe and with universal coverage. In February 2016, NTT DOCOMO, INC. and MediaTek announced a joint effort to drive 5G technology development. The two companies would collaborate on developing new 5G air interface and chipsets required for 5G devices, raising spectrum efficiency and increasing data capacity. 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.
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