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DOCOMO I-MODE EYES GLOBAL MARKET

From: Lisa LaNell Mauldin <lisamauldin@earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2000 13:38:06 -0500
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DOCOMO I-MODE EYES GLOBAL MARKET
NTT DoCoMo's alliance with America Online to offer Net-based services to
cell phone users will give DoCoMo's popular i-Mode service its first
foothold in the lucrative U.S. market. "Strategically, it's a good thing to
do," says a telecom analyst. "They become seen as a global player instead
of a mostly domestic play." And although the alliance doesn't promise huge
revenue increases to DoCoMo, the access to AOL content makes the Japanese
giant much more attractive to potential U.S. cell phone partners.
Separately, it's rumored that DoCoMo is eyeing the cell phone business of
Australia's second-largest telecommunications carrier, Cable & Wireless
Optus. (Reuters/TechWeb 22 Sep 2000)
http://www.techweb.com/wire/story/reuters/REU2000922S0002
 
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