DoCoMo announced today that from September 6, 2003 the service area for DoCoMo’s FOMA third-generation (3G) mobile phones will cover 99% of the population in the Kanto-Koshinetsu region. Its eight regional subsidiaries will also expand the FOMA service area to 96% of the population nationwide by the end of September.
In conjunction with this and to further upgrade service quality, NTT DoCoMo will also increase base station density within the FOMA network. Base stations, including inside high-rise buildings and underground shopping areas, will increase to 2,800 in the Kanto-Koshinetsu region, and to 8,400 nationwide. Number of base stations in the Kanto-Koshinetsu region and nationwide were 2,500 and 7,000, respectively, as of the end of June 2003. Continue >>