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NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that beginning December 21 it will launch the trial operation of a network of environmental sensors that measure pollen, carbon dioxide (CO2), ultraviolet (UV) sunlight and other atmospheric conditions  that can affect human health and daily life.

DOCOMO will provide the data to companies for use in various commercial applications, such as weather forecasting and other information services, as well as to pharmaceutical companies, healthcare institutions and municipal governments for a variety of other purposes.

The network of sensors, the largest and densest of its kind in Japan, reflects DOCOMO’s ongoing efforts to leverage its mobile network and facilities to create new value in sectors including environmental protection, safety, security and healthcare. The network will take advantage of DOCOMO’s existing mobile network covering virtually the entire nation, including both urban and rural areas.

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