Glitches to cost DoCoMo execs

Kyodo

NTT DoCoMo Inc. President Ryuji Yamada and five other executives will face a pay cut over a series of communications service disruptions since last year, the company said Friday, while announcing a ¥164 billion system improvement plan.

Yamada was expected to unveil to reporters the company’s plan to beef up its data transmission facilities by spending several billion yen, the carrier said.

The disruptions were caused by DoCoMo’s failure to cope with increased data traffic following the rapid spread of data-hungry smartphones.

The latest network problem started around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday shortly after the firm renewed the equipment to boost data processing capability. It affected over 2.5 million subscribers before the system recovered about five hours later.