Reuters is reporting that NTT DoCoMo is close to signing a deal with Russia’s mobile phone firm Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) to license i-mode, potentially boosting MTS’s revenues, sources close to the matter said to Reuters. A cooperation agreement between the two firms will be signed on Friday, a different source in Moscow had said, without giving further details.
MTS has around 30.6 million customers, while the Russian market is still growing. According to Reuters, the agreement would put i-mode’s total potential users worldwide on a par with those of Vodafone live! Continue >>