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NTT DoCoMo launches FOMA, the world's first commercial 3G service, in Tokyo; also videophone with clear but jerky images.12/01
Service extends to Osaka and Nagoya, expanding coverage to 22% of the population; introduces i-motion video-clip service, featuring news highlights.03/02
FOMA expands to all major cities, or 60% of the population; targeting 150,000 subscribers.06/02
International roaming introduced, and handsets combining 2G and 3G.03/03
Coverage extended to 90% of Japan.03/04
Nationwide coverage begins, with as many as 6 million subscribers.
Data: NTT DoCoMo