What is DOCOMO?

  1. Japan’s No. 1 carrier
  2. Deploying the 5G network nationwide
  3. Currently expanding MEC bases while expanding 5G service areas

Why docomo MEC®?

  • Japan’s first commercial service using 5GxMEC
    docomo MEC’s commercial service started in March 2020 ahead of other carriers in Japan.
    It is Japan’s leading 5G x MEC service.
  • With the 10 MECs nationwide, the service is available anywhere in Japan
    With the MECs located nationwide, you can use the service anywhere in Japan.
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  • Realizes nationwide workstyle transformation (WX) and digital transformation (DX) of local communities
    It will solve national and local community issues through communications free from feeling time lag.

Use Cases

Use Cases1
Remote diagnostic imaging for medical use
By securely transmitting high-definition image data used in the medical field with minimal time lag, realizes remote medical care as if the patients were in front of the healthcare workers.
Use Cases2
Multi-angle video distribution in stadiums
With 5G x MEC, by switching between multiple videos (multi-angle videos) installed in a stadium, you can enjoy watching your favorite scenes, angles, and players in real-time while experiencing the realistic sensation.


DOCOMO has more than 40 5G solutions. Here are some typical examples. (Click here for details)

DOCOMO Image Recognition Platform
DOCOMO Image Recognition Platform is a cloud service that provides image recognition AI via API. It enables development of solutions employing image recognition to improve operational efficiency and service efficiency without the need for specialized AI knowledge or personnel. A rich lineup of image recognition engines supports a variety of use cases.
Facial recognition system
“SAFR” of RealNetworks in the U. S. realizes highly accurate facial recognition by employing deep learning. Use of 5G and docomo Open Source Innovation Cloud® enables quick registration and high-speed facial recognition in less than one second. The system is expected to have a wide range of applications, including implementation of an entrance/exit system using facial recognition at companies, facial recognition at concert venues, and personal marketing using information such as gender and age.
Remote work support with AR smart glasses
Between the field workers wearing smart glasses and the supporters’ devices, two things become possible: situation sharing via video and audio as well as remote support for inexperienced workers by supporters’ sending images, manuals, etc. Supporters can remotely support multiple sites, and can achieve significant operational efficiency such as standardization of work quality and reduction of travel costs. Communication between the smart glasses and the supporters’ devices does not go on the Internet at all but is done via a server on the docomo Open Innovation Cloud. It is possible to safely and securely send and receive highly confidential on-site videos of manufacturing, infrastructure, medical, etc., as well as files such as drawings and manuals in a highly secure environment.