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Japan’s NTT DoCoMo Registers 28% Profit Rise In H1

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Japan’s NTT DoCoMo Registers 28% Profit Rise In H1

Japan’s mobile operator NTT DoCoMo has registered a revenue increase of 3.3% year-on-year and reached to JPY 2.288 trillion in the fiscal first half ended in September 2016. The net profit has surged 27.8% to JPY 405.4 billion. The operating profit too has increased 26.6% to JPY 585.6 billion. The EBITDA margin has improved to 35.9% from a year ago.

NTT DoCoMo attributed the revenue growth to the increasing data consumption among its postpaid subscribers. Also, there is a growing demand for smartphones, tablets as well as a rise in the number of DoCoMo Hikari fiber customers. DoCoMo’s other non-core businesses have also gained profit.

The company has registered a total revenue of JPY 1.86 trillion from its telecom, marking 2.7% increase when compared to the previous year. Its mobile subscribers have grown 6.5% to 72.9 million. The LTE customers have increased 19.6% to 41.28 million.

The number of ‘Kake-hodai and Pake-aeru’ subscriptions totaled 33.42 million. The total number of ‘docomo Hikari’ subscriptions grew to 2.53 million at end-September 2016.

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Now NTT DoCoMo has successfully expanded 4G services to 1,240 cities across Japan. It has a total of 38,100 base stations installed across the place. The number of LTE-enabled base stations is said to be around 149,600 stations.

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Ria Lakshman. V is a lead news writer at The Telecom Times. She studied Journalism at Manipal School of Communication and proceeded to work in newspapers and magazines, with technology as her focus area. Passionate about Telecommunications sector, her move to 'The Telecom Times' was a natural choice. Alongside, she also writes for Telecom Talk, where she covers news and tech commentaries in the sector of telecom. In the free time, Ria loves to go camping, read books, or sketch illustrations. She also runs a local design studio and promotes eco-friendly crafts. Ria can be found sharing her knowledge and insights on Twitter.

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