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.
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.