DoCoMo expands to Greece for Olympics

Jul 16 2004 - 02:23 PM ET | In The News
NTT DoCoMo has arranged to set up its 3G FOMA service in Athens for its customers that travel for the Olympics. This is the first we have heard of a carrier putting up a network in another country for a single event. bq. The FOMA base stations set up within the city will be connected to DoCoMo's FOMA network in Japan via a private international line. All FOMA subscribers visiting Athens will be able to use their current FOMA handsets at no extra charge for services such as voice calling, video calling, and i-mode mobile internet inside the temporarily established service area in the city. All communication charges will be applied as if calls originated from Tokyo and were placed at Japan Standard Time. It was not mentioned how DoCoMo got clearance rights for the 3G spectrum for such a short time.