TOKYO, JAPAN, February 19, 2013, via LTE Depot ---
NTT DOCOMO, INC., Japan’s leading mobile operator and provider of integrated services centered on mobility, announced today that subscribers to Xi™ (pronounced “crossy”), the company’s extra-high-speed LTE mobile service offering a maximum downlink of 100 Mbps, surpassed ten million on February 18.
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 and then quickly topped five million in August 2012. DOCOMO supports its LTE customers with a wide variety of advanced devices, including 32 smartphones, six tablets and seven data terminals so far.
DOCOMO continues to expand LTE coverage and raise data transmission speeds, including by making the 112.5 Mbps downlink available in 22 cities by March and more than 50 cities by June. LTE base stations offering a 75 Mbps downlink, double the current speed in many locations, will amount to 4,000 by March and then jump to 10,000 by June. DOCOMO also plans to introduce a 150 Mbps downlink service before March 2014.
Going forward, DOCOMO is determined to further enhance customer satisfaction with its extensive Xi device lineup and increasingly extra-high-speed service.