Feeds

i-Mode comes to Spain

Telefionica Moviles joins bandwagon

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

NTT DoCoMo Inc spread its i-mode tentacles ever further yesterday with the announcement of a tie-up with Telefonica Moviles SA that will see the wireless internet service launched in Spain in the first half of 2003.

Tokyo, Japan-based DoCoMo will provide its i-mode patents and technical know-how to the Spanish mobile giant's Telefonica Moviles Espana unit in a five-year deal. The service will form part of the company's e-mocion mobile internet service, which currently has around 1.5 million active users out of four million registered subscribers.

There was no indication as to whether Telefionica Moviles intends to extend the service to its operations outside of Spain.

The move increases the potential non-Japanese i-mode market to around 80 million subscribers. DoCoMo has already launched i-mode services in the Netherlands and Germany through its Dutch partner KPN Mobile NV and in Taiwan through KG Telecommunications Inc. In addition, AT&T Wireless Services Inc in the US has its mMode variation.

i-mode services are also set to launch in Belgium via KPN Mobile this September, and in France through Bouygues Telecom SA in the first half of next year.

© ComputerWire

Related stories

DoCoMo chief fights his 3G corner

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
EE accused of silencing customer gripes on social media pages
Hello. HELLO. Can EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE HEAR ME?!
Time Warner Cable customers SQUEAL as US network goes offline
A rude awakening: North Americans greeted with outage drama
Shoot-em-up: Sony Online Entertainment hit by 'large scale DDoS attack'
Games disrupted as firm struggles to control network
BT customers face broadband and landline price hikes
Poor punters won't be affected, telecoms giant claims
Broadband slow and expensive? Blame Telstra says CloudFlare
Won't peer, will gouge for Internet transit
Netflix swallows yet another bitter pill, inks peering deal with TWC
Net neutrality crusader once again pays up for priority access
prev story

Whitepapers

Best practices for enterprise data
Discussing how technology providers have innovated in order to solve new challenges, creating a new framework for enterprise data.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?