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NTT DOCOMO to supply services for 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan

24 Aug 18

The 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan is fast approaching with surrounding fanfare ramping up.

In light of this, NTT DOCOMO is over the moon to be announcing that it has entered into an agreement to serve as a tournament supplier within the telecommunication category.

The Rugby World Cup is one of the world’s most popular sporting events and is held every four years, running for over two months – this year from September 20 to November 2. This year’s World Cup will market the first time the tournament has ever been in Asia.

World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont says NTT DOCOMO will be a valued member of the team.

"World Rugby is delighted to be welcoming NTT DOCOMO to the Rugby World Cup commercial program family for the first time as a tournament supplier," says Beaumont.

"Rugby World Cup is the world in union and we look forward to partnering with NTT DOCOMO to bring the whole of Japan and over 400,000 international visitors together in celebration of the host nation, friendship and rugby. With a network of 76 million subscribers and an excellence in mobile technology solutions, NTT DOCOMO is the perfect partner in that regard."

NTT DOCOMO president and CEO Kazuhiro Yoshizawa says the company has a deep interest in rugby so the agreement is an apt one.

"It will be an honor for DOCOMO to participate as a Tournament Supplier in Asia's first-ever Rugby World Cup. Through our corporate rugby team, NTT DOCOMO Red Hurricanes, DOCOMO has been active in supporting the popularization of rugby as well as the promotion of regional sports,” says Yoshizawa.

“In sponsoring Rugby World Cup 2019, we hope to enhance the value and excitement of watching sports supported by DOCOMO's highly advanced, world-class mobile communication technologies."