AOL makes Japanese wireless alliance

Dulles, Va.-based America Online and Tokyo-based wireless giant NTT Mobile Communications Network (DoCoMo) will jointly develop wireless Internet services in Japan, according to sources. Each company would invest $US100 million in AOL Japan, and AOL Japan would become the DoCoMo exclusive fixed-line Internet service provider. AOL Japan will also receive preferential treatment on its i-mode wireless service, allowing subscribers to access e-mail and Web sites via smart phones.

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