NTT DoCoMo and Telstra Corp. Australia, today announced they have formed an exclusive strategic partnership under which Telstra will launch i-mode® in Australia. Signed today, the agreement licenses Telstra to offer the i-mode service with DoCoMo providing its brand, technology and patents.
Telstra Group Managing Director, Mr Ted Pretty, said NTT DoCoMo is one of the world’s leading communications companies. Telstra, as the leading telecommunications provider in Australia, believes the two companies can work together to bring a superior total communications solution to Telstra’s customers.
“Telstra’s wireless strategy is to be the best at providing our customers with services that are compelling, relevant, timely and – most of all – easy to use.”
“Telstra will work with content partners and developers, both locally and internationally, to enable their services to become commercially available to Australian subscribers of i-mode,” said Mr Pretty.
NTT DoCoMo Executive Vice President and Managing Director of i-mode Business Division, Kei-ichi Enoki commented: “I am very pleased to initiate a partnership with Telstra Corporation, which holds the top market share in mobile communications in Australia. This new partnership will certainly drive further expansion of i-mode in the global arena.”
Telstra’s Managing Director of Wireless and Mobility Products, Ms Holly Kramer, said that with the launch of i-mode, Telstra will be able to offer a premium wireless experience to its customers, delivered over a wide range of innovative multifunctional handsets developed especially for i-mode partners around the world.
“In addition, Telstra will continue to enhance and develop the current wealth of content currently available to its existing customers,” said Ms Kramer. Continue >>