TOKYO, JAPAN - OCN, the Internet service provider operated by NTT Communications (NTT Com), will introduce a flat-rate billing option for wireless notebooks that connect remotely to the Internet via a FOMA 3G data card or handset of NTT Com's sister company, wireless operator NTT DoCoMo, beginning May 1.
Subscribers to a variety of existing OCN plans (see attachment) now will be able to enjoy mobile communication without worrying about time and packet charges.
Although no application to NTT Com will be required, OCN subscribers will need to apply to NTT DoCoMo for one of its "Flat-rate Data" plans. Heavy data users will have the option of applying to NTT DoCoMo for either the "Flat-rate Data Plan HIGH-SPEED" or "Flat-rate Data Plan HIGH-SPEED Value" to download music and video content at maximum speeds of 7.2 Mbps or 3.6 Mbps, respectively.
Other than normal OCN charges, subscribers to the OCN Mobile Access plan will not pay NTT Com anything extra under the new arrangement, while subscribers to other OCN plans will pay an additional monthly fee of just 577.5 yen (incl. tax) in any month in which they use wireless data communication.
The monthly flat-rate charge will be billed through the subscriber's monthly statement from NTT DoCoMo.
About NTT Communications
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) provides information and communications technology (ICT) solutions worldwide with dedicated professionals stationed in 21 countries. Renowned as an IPv6 technology pioneer and managed service expert, NTT Com offers diverse high-quality IP, Web-based, and managed network solutions combining network management, security, ubiquitous, Web portals/engines, and global services. Its world-class Tier 1 Internet backbone and secure closed networks with over 98,000 MPLS ports, combined with the networks of partner companies around the world, connect more than 200 countries. The company earned non-consolidated revenues exceeding one trillion yen (about US$10 billion) in fiscal 2006 ended March 31, 2007. NTT Com started as a long-distance phone company in 1999 after the reorganization of the NTT Group, and is the wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT, one of the world's largest telecommunications companies. NTT is listed in Japan, London and New York stock exchanges. Please visit www.ntt.com.