Thursday, October 26, 2006

NTT DoCoMo Reports Flat Revenue, Intense Competition

For the six months ended 30-Sept-2006, NTT DoCoMo reported operating revenue of Y2,383 billion, up 0.4% compared to the same period last year, while operating income was Y516 billion, down 7.4% compared to last year, and income before taxes was Y309 billion, down 17.8% compared to a year earlier.

NTT DoCoMo said it plans to increase CAPEX in the second half of its fiscal year in order to reinforce the quality of its FOMA network. Spending will rise to Y910 billion, up Y11 billion from initial plans. The company also plans to introduce more than 20 new handset models to respond to the increasingly fierce competitive environment.

  • In August, NTT DoCoMo launched HSDPA service in metropolitan Tokyo, offering downlink speeds of up to 3.6 Mbps, approximately ten times faster than current FOMA service.