Chaku Uta Full Downloads Exceed 5 Million
KDDI and Okinawa Cellular are pleased to announce that cumulative downloads EZ “Chaku Uta Full”, part of the au mobile phone service provided by KDDI and Okinawa Cellular, surpassed 5 million on April 3, 2005. The EZ “Chaku Uta Full” service, launched on November 19, 2004, its millionth download in January, 2005, 2 millionth download in February, and 3rd and 4th millionth downloads in March. EZ “Chaku Uta Full” is a music download service through which an entire song can be downloaded directly onto a mobile handset. With a maximum download speed of 2.4 Mbps via CDMA 1X WIN technology and the Double Fixed packet data fixed fee service, users can easily download music anywhere and anytime without worrying about packet data fees.
24 websites are now supporting EZ “Chaku Uta Full” with access to approximately 22,000 songs. Supporting sites and available songs are scheduled to be steadily increased.
* “Chaku Uta(R)” and “Chaku Uta Full(TM)” are a registered trade mark and a trademark of Sony Music Entertainment Corp.
** The Double Fixed Lite service will be launched on May 1. The basic monthly fee starts from 1,000 yen (1,050 yen including tax). The service will feature an all-you-can-use EZweb/email service for 4,200 yen (4,410 yen including tax) per month.
About KDDI Corporation
KDDI is a diversified telecommunication operator formed by the merger of DDI, KDD and IDO in 2000, and is the only domestic company that provides both mobile communication service and broadband service. The number of subscribers to the mobile phone services under the au and TuKa brands is over 21 million, and fixed-line subscribers (MyLine) is approximately 9 million. The 73 KDDI group companies had approximately 13,000 staffs and sales in FY2004/3 was 2,846.1 billion yen. At KDDI, aggressive improvement of communication environment in preparation for the coming ubiquitous network society is underway and KDDI is aiming to become a “ubiquitous solution company” which provides high value-added solutions.
About Okinawa Cellular Telephone Co.
Okinawa Cellular is a provider of cellular telephone services, with 60% of market share in the Okinawa prefecture. Okinawa Cellular belongs to the KDDI group.