au OKINAWA CELLULAR TELEPHONE COMPANY

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History

Okinawa's total communications provider, born in 1991 and raised by the voices of the people.

The Okinawa Discussion Group, established in October 1990 as a vehicle for businessmen of Okinawa and mainland Japan to work together for development of Okinawa, announced its intention to establish a portable phone company. Funded by DDI and other major firms, Okinawa Cellular was established on June 1, 1991, to provide portable and car phone services in the Okinawa region.

This is because we have always heeded the call to work "for Okinawa.". Our development is closely connected to this community.

1992 Mar. Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications issues Telecommunications Business License
Apr. Main office location changes (Kumoji, Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture)
Jul. Cellular Phone Service Contract Bylaws approved by Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications
Oct. Mobile Car Phone TACS (Analog) service starts
1994 Apr. Buyout system offered for portable phone units
1995 Jul. Main office location changes (Kumoji, Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture)
1996 Nov. PDC (digital) system service starts
1997 Apr. Corporate stock registered at Securities Dealers Association of Japan
1998 Jul. Start of CDMA service
1999 May. Start of "ez web" Internet & e-mail service
Nov. Start of Cell Pre-Phone (prepaid) service
2000 Jan. Start of packet communications service
Apr. Start of international roaming service, "GLOBAL PASSPORT"
Jun. Application for 3rd generation mobile telephone system (IMT-2000) approved by Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications
Jul. Start of 3rd generation mobile telephone service with the brand "au"
Sep. Service end of TACS (analogue) service
2002 Apr. Start of "CDMA2000 1x" service
Nov. Main office location changes (Kumoji, Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture)
2003 Mar. Service end of PDC (digital) service
Nov. Start of CDMA 1X WIN service
2004 Dec. Shop registration cancelled with Japan Securities Dealers Association; Shares listed on Jasdaq Securities Exchange
2006 Oct. Start of Mobile Number Portability service
Dec. "EV-DO Rev.A," an upgraded version of "CDMA2000 1xEV-DO" is adopted.
2007 Nov. Launched the "au Purchase Program," which allows customers to select their preferred method of purchasing an au mobile phone.
2009 Nov. Launched "eTOKU," a mobile-phone based mail marketing system aimed at distributors and retailers.
2010 Jan. Acquired Okinawa Telecommunication Network Co., Inc., through the purchase of new shares allocated to a third party.
Mar. Launched a high-speed Internet and telephone service using optical fiber cables, "au HIKARI Chura."
Apr. The Osaka Securities Exchange merged Jasdaq Securities Exchange, Inc; Shares listed on JASDAQ Standard, the Osaka Securities Exchange.
2013 Jul. Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange JASDAQ(standard), after merger of Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange.
2013 Aug. Main office location changes (Matsuyama, Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture)



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