NTT Com announced today that it has begun accepting subscriptions to its new flat-rate billing plans for “Mobile/Remote Access DOCOMO Model,” a service for secure broadband access, including via NTT DOCOMO’s 3.5G HSDPA network, to NTT Com-provided VPN. NTT Com also announced that connection to the service is now possible via wireless routers, and that the service is compatible with telemetering systems for machine-to-machine transmission of data. The service, which NTT Com will provide as an MVNO, will be expanded through partnerships in a number of fields for increased compatibility with telemetering systems. NTT Com also plans to expand the lineup of compatible mobile handsets by releasing original models or introducing lower-priced models.
The two new flat-rate plans, named “Mobile Flat Plan (d)” and “Mobile W Flat Plan (d)”, will be launched on April 14 and in September respectively. The benefits of each plan will depend on the customer’s level of use. The monthly charge for “Mobile Flat Plan (d)” is 4,980 yen (excluding tax), while the charge for “Mobile W Flat Plan (d)” will range from 2,480 yen to 5,630 yen, according to the level of use. A separate monthly charge of 700 yen will be billed for each VPN ID. Via JCN