NTT (News - Alert) DOCOMO, INC. has revealed that the number of subscribers to Xi, pronounced ‘crossy’, has surpassed 15 million as of July 30, 2013. Xi is an extra-high-speed LTE (News - Alert) mobile service solution from NTT DOCOMO delivering a maximum downlink speed of 112.5 Mbps.
NTT DOCOMO unveiled the unique commercial LTE service, Xi on December 24, 2010. Since the beginning, the organization has received a tremendous response from its subscribers. As of December 2011, the subscriber based had touched one million. The number of subscribers had increased to 10 million by February 2013. In the last five months, the organization has reported an additional five million subscribers for Xi. Officials attribute the rapid expansion of thesubscriber base to the company's active promotions for the latest summer lineup. These include special discounts launched in May for the Xperia A SO-04E and GALAXY S4 SC-04E models.
The company has been working relentlessly for improving connectivity and data transmission speed on its LTE network. In October, the organization aims to introduce a commercial 150 Mbps downlink service in some areas of Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. At the same time, the organization will also launch special handsets compatible with the service. With an aim to further reinforce customer satisfaction, NTT DOCOMO is also planning to unveil an exhaustive portfolio of Xi devices along with ever more extra-high-speed services.
NTT DOCOMO is one of the budding providers of all-inclusive services focused on mobility. The organization serves a minimum of 60 million customers in Japan through highly developed wireless networks. These comprise a countrywide 3G network and one of the initial commercial LTE networks available across the globe.
The organization has successfully leveraged its unique capabilities as a mobile operator to develop revolutionary technologies for NFC mobile payments, mobile GPS, mobile TV, intuitive mobile assistance, environmental monitoring and smart grids, among others. The organization also offers technical and operational proficiency to eight mobile operators and other associate organizations outside Japan. NTT DOCOMO, with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, also has offices in China, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, UK, France, Germany, USA and Brazil.
Edited by Blaise McNamee