NTT DoCoMo just announced that the number of subscribers to their 3G FOMA service surpassed the 20 million mark on December 29, 2005, a little over four years since the service’s launch on October 1, 2001. DoCoMo attributes the rapid subscriber growth to its expanding range of 3G handsets, including new 902i FOMA models equipped for PushTalk walkie-talkie-style communication, ToruCa information download services and i-channel automatic telop-style information updates. The company expects FOMA subscriptions to reach 23.5 million by the end of March 2006.
DoCoMo also cites its almost nationwide coverage as a contributing factor. The company expects FOMA subscriptions to reach 23.5 million by the end of March 2006.
It would seem that Daniel Scuka is going to be buying Ken Gai a few frosty pints when the TCA numbers come out next week based on their ‘friendly wager’ made in this article on Feb. 3rd 2005..
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