NTT Docomo, Inc. (株式会社NTTドコモ Kabushiki Gaisha Enu Ti Ti Dokomo?) is the predominant mobile phone operator in Japan. The name is officially an abbreviation of the phrase, "do communications over the mobile network", and is also from a compound word dokomo, meaning "everywhere" in Japanese. Docomo provides phone, video phone (FOMA and Some PHS), i-mode (internet), and mail (i-mode mail, Short Mail, and SMS) services. The company has its headquarters in the Sanno Park Tower, Nagatachō, Chiyoda, Tokyo.
Docomo was spun off from Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) in August 1991 to take over the mobile cellular operations. It provides 2G (mova) PDC cellular services on the 800 MHz band, and 3G FOMA W-CDMA services on the 2 GHz (UMTS2100) and 800 MHz (UMTS800 (Band VI)) and 1700 MHz (UMTS1700 (Band IX)) bands, and 4G LTE services. Its businesses also included PHS (Paldio), paging, and satellite. Docomo ceased offering a PHS service on January 7, 2008.
Traded as: TYO: 9437 NYSE: DCM LSE: NDCM
Founded: August 1991
Headquarters: Sanno Park Tower, Nagatachō, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Key people: Kaoru Kato President & CEO
Products: PDC, i-mode, W-CDMA, FOMA, HSDPA, LTE, PHS
Revenue: Increase ¥4.240 trillion (2012)
Operating income: Increase ¥874.46 billion (2012)
Net income: Decrease ¥463.91 billion (2012)
Total assets: Increase ¥6.948 trillion (2012)
Total equity: Increase ¥5.062 trillion (2012)
Employees: 22,955 (2011)
Parent: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (60.24%)
Subsidiaries: NTT Docomo USA, Docomo Service, Tata DoCoMo