Monday, July 23, 2012

NTT DOCOMO Xi LTE Service Subscribers Top 4 Million

NTT DOCOMO has passed the 4 million subscriber mark for its X (pronounced 'crossy') LTE service.

In the past six weeks, the carrier has added over 1 million LTE subscribers, indicating that the service has entered a fast growth phase. The pace of new subscriptions nearly doubled after the introduction in summer 2012 of a Xi-compatible smartphone lineup that offered more variety to meet customer needs.

Last month, DOCOMO announced flat-rate billing plans for Xi compatible smartphones, tablets and other data communication devices from October 1. The new offerings are lower cost than existing plans and are expected to benefit light users who do not download large-sized data such as video content.