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NTT DoCoMo to Tie Up with Fuel Cell Company Aquafairy Partnerships.

Tokyo, Japan, Sept 11, 2006 - (JCN Newswire) - NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that it will form a business and capital alliance with Aquafairy Co. to develop products using fuel cells. DoCoMo will acquire an approximate 36.5% stake in Aquafairy through the purchase of newly allocated shares in the near future.

The two companies are already working on a micro fuel cell recharger for 3G FOMA handsets using Aquafairy's hydrogen fuel cell technology.

Aquafairy, which develops and markets micro fuel cells for mobile devices, was established in Osaka in 2006 and has 11 employees. It has capital of 33 million yen.

i-mode and FOMA are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.

NTT DoCoMo's FOMA service is only available to subscribers in Japan.

About NTT DoCoMo

NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company, serving more than 50 million customers. The company offers a wide variety of cutting-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-mode, which provides e-mail and Internet access to over 45 million subscribers as the world's most popular mobile Internet service, and FOMA, launched in 2001 as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA. In addition to wholly owned subsidiaries in Europe, North America and Asia, the company is expanding its global reach through strategic alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in Asia-Pacific and Europe. NTT DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit www.nttdocomo.com.

Source: NTT DoCoMo

Contact:
NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
Eijun Tanaka
Assistant Manager
International Public Relations Group
Inquiries: http://www.nttdocomo.com/inquiry


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