Table: Slow 3G Rollout
NTT DoCoMo launches FOMA, the world's first commercial 3G service, in Tokyo; also videophone with clear but jerky images.
Service extends to Osaka and Nagoya, expanding coverage to 22% of the population; introduces i-motion video-clip service, featuring news highlights.
FOMA expands to all major cities, or 60% of the population; targeting 150,000 subscribers.
International roaming introduced, and handsets combining 2G and 3G.
Coverage extended to 90% of Japan.
Nationwide coverage begins, with as many as 6 million subscribers.
Data: NTT DoCoMo