NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced that it has launched an inbound 5G roaming service to allow foreign operators and their customers visiting Japan to roam on DOCOMO’s 5G network, effectively immediately, initially for customers of AT&T Mobility, DOCOMO’s partner mobile operator in the United States.
DOCOMO is the first mobile operator in Japan to offer an inbound 5G roaming service. Going forward, DOCOMO plans to expand its inbound 5G roaming service with mobile operators around the globe.
DOCOMO’s 5G coverage encompassed some 150 locations nationwide docomo 5g roaming
NTT DOCOMO, INC. launched its much anticipated fifth-generation mobile communications service (5G) on a commercial basis in Japan on March 25. At the time of launch, the service achieved a maximum data rate of 3.4 Gbps and in June the downlink increased to a maximum 4.1 Gbps.
DOCOMO’s 5G coverage encompassed some 150 locations nationwide initially and then expanded to all prefectures by June. More than 500 cities are expected to have access to DOCOMO’s 5G service by March 2021.
Customers who purchase a 5G-compatible smartphone from DOCOMO will be able to choose between two types of billing plans according to their data needs.
At launch, DOCOMO’s lineup of 5G-compatible devices will include seven models in the Docomo Smartphone series and a mobile Wi-Fi® router. All models will be compatible with DOCOMO’s existing LTE network.
Going forward, DOCOMO is committed to steadily expanding and enhancing its 5G network service to create new value for society and to make customers’ lives more convenient and fulfilling.