The global mobile internet revolution started with Docomo’s i-Mode on February 22, 1999
i-Mode, Happy Birthday!
NTT-Docomo created the foundation of the global mobile internet revolution, and i-Mode is still a cash-cow for Docomo in Japan, but Docomo did not succeed to capture global value.
i-Mode pioneered many business models, which are today monetized by Apple and Google (mainly via Android).
i-Mode also contributed to make Japan the world’s biggest App market in terms of cash revenues, and helped Japanese app companies to be among the world’s largest and top grossing.
Read in detail in our blog:
“i-Mode was launched Feb. 22, 1999 in Tokyo – birth of mobile internet“
Japan telecommunications industry report
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