NTT DOCOMO Readies 5G Service in
Japan for March 25 Launch
March 19, 2020
DOCOMO will launch 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 will achieve a maximum data rate of
3.4 Gbps and in June the downlink will increase to a maximum 4.1 Gbps.
DOCOMO's 5G coverage will encompass some 150 locations nationwide
initially and then expand to all prefectures by June. More than 500
cities are expected to have access to DOCOMO's 5G service by March 2021.
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.
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