DoCoMo to adopt global standard for all mobile phones

22 May 2006

According to a report in leading Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun, the country’s largest mobile phone operator NTT DoCoMo plans to make all its handsets compatible with the Global System for Mobile Communications format (GSM) within two years, making it the first Japanese mobile company to do so. The move would make its models usable in more than 130 countries. At present, only a limited number of Japanese mobile phone models work overseas. In addition, DoCoMo subscribers would be able to use its i-mode mobile internet access service in more than 70 countries.