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2008-10-07 18:00:16

Tokyo, Oct. 7 (Jiji Press)--Softbank Mobile Corp. remained in the top spot in net mobile phone subscription growth for the third straight half year in April-September, industry data showed Tuesday. The unit of Internet and telecommunications conglomerate Softbank Corp. registered a net subscription number increase of 1,047,000, with its low basic monthly fees continuing to appeal to customers, the Telecommunications Carriers Association said. Softbank's new handsets launches for the...

2008-08-07 18:00:42

Tokyo, Aug. 7 (Jiji Press)--NTT DoCoMo Inc. said Thursday it will stop accepting applications for its "mova" second-generation mobile phone service on Nov. 30. The major Japanese mobile carrier will concentrate on its FOMA third-generation service featuring high-speed data communications, because mova subscribers have been steadily switching to FOMA, it said. The company will waive the normal charge of 2,100 yen for any mova user who transfers to a FOMA subscription beginning Friday....

2008-08-06 18:00:09

Tokyo, Aug. 6 (Jiji Press)--Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. said Wednesday its group net and operating profits in April-June grew from a year before, thanks mainly to a decline in operating expenses at group company NTT DoCoMo Inc. . In the first quarter of fiscal 2008, the telecommunications giant's group net profit rose 16.7 pct to 175,534 million yen, while operating profit increased 24.3 pct to 372,063 million yen, on revenue of 2,593,588 million yen, up 0.3 pct. NTT enjoyed...

2008-07-11 06:00:14

Japanese mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo has established a wholly owned subsidiary in Shanghai, China. It said DoCoMo China will focus on providing mobile services for corporate customers through system and network services and import-export of communications devices. Yoshimune Ishii has been appointed general manager of the $4m venture. The company will begin operations by the end of this month after governmental and commercial approvals. The move follows the company's announcement last week...

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