"Wiberg, Annie" wrote:
> I-mode research moves into Europe
> European mobile Internet venture agreed
> By Dan Roberts, Telecoms Correspondent, in London - Jan 17 2001 19:35:22
> Telecom Italia Mobile, NTT DoCoMo of Japan and KPN of the Netherlands have
> struck a three-way agreement to develop mobile phone Internet services
> across Europe.
> Their joint venture, which is expected to be announced on Thursday is
> intended to exploit the success of DoCoMo's i-mode service and challenge
> larger pan-European operators such as Vodafone.
> Each of the three backers will invest an initial sum of about $30m to build
> two development centres in Italy and the Netherlands where 80 research staff
> will develop applications based on i-mode.
> [additional text not quoted here]
actually you may be interested in a later DoCoMo press release of 18 Jan 2001,
which reproduces the actual MoU's between DoCoMo, KPN and TIM.
The MMJV between DoCoMo and KPN will be owned 75% by KPN and 25% by DoCoMo,
however at this point in time there does not seem to be actual equity
partnership between DoCoMo and TIM, at least not according to the press release
[ Did you check the archives? http://www.appelsiini.net/keitai-l/ ]
Received on Mon Jan 22 18:11:40 2001