Tokyo, Aug 2, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - NTT DOCOMO, INC., a personalized mobile solutions provider for smarter living, announced today that subscribers to Xi (pronounced "crossy"), the company's extra-high-speed LTE mobile service offering a maximum downlink of 112.5 Mbps, surpassed 15 million on July 30.
Subscriptions to Xi have been growing rapidly since its launch as one of the world's first commercial LTE services on December 24, 2010. Subscribers reached one million in December 2011, 10 million in February this year and now, just five months later, 15 million.
Recent growth has been supported by successful promotions for the new summer lineup, including special discounts introduced in May for the extra-popular Xperia A SO-04E and GALAXY S4 SC-04E models.
DOCOMO continues to enhance connectivity and data transmission speed on its LTE network. A commercial 150 Mbps downlink service is expected to be launched in parts of Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya this October. Selected handsets compatible with the service will be introduced from the same month.
Going forward, DOCOMO is determined to further strengthen customer satisfaction with an extensive lineup of Xi devices and increasingly extra-high-speed services.
- Transmission speeds are theoretical maximums. Services are provided on a best-effort basis. Speeds may vary depending on network traffic or transmission environments.
- Xi is a trademark of NTT DOCOMO, INC.
- NTT DOCOMO's Xi service is only available to subscribers in Japan.
- Xperia is a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Mobile Communications AB.
- All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
About NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMO is a world-leading mobile operator and growing provider of comprehensive services centered on mobility. The company serves over 60 million customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide 3G network and one of the world's first commercial LTE networks. Leveraging its unique capabilities as a mobile operator, DOCOMO is a leading developer of cutting-edge technologies for NFC mobile payments, mobile GPS, mobile TV, intuitive mobile assistance, environmental monitoring, smart grids and much more. Overseas, the company provides technical and operational expertise to eight mobile operators and other partner companies. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. Please visit www.nttdocomo.com for more information.
Source: NTT DOCOMO
Eijun Tanaka or So Hiroki
Public Relations Department
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