Mar 7, 2014

Docomo's earnings may be derailed by price wars

NTT Docomo Inc., the nation’s largest wireless operator, said a price war with other carriers and discounts on the latest iPhones may threaten its full-year forecast after adding the Apple Inc. devices to lure customers. Curbing subsidies on mobile phones will give competitors an ...

Of smartphones sold in October, 76% were Apple

Nov 29, 2013

Of smartphones sold in October, 76% were Apple

Apple Inc. sold three of every four smartphones in Japan in October after the largest carrier, NTT Docomo Inc., began carrying the iPhone, according to a market researcher. Apple, which released new iPhone 5S and 5C models in September, won 76 percent of Japanese ...

DoCoMo's entry ups iPhone frenzy

Sep 20, 2013

DoCoMo's entry ups iPhone frenzy

by Kazuaki Nagata

The latest iPhone models hit store shelves Friday in Japan, drawing hordes of fans to retailers nationwide, while mobile giant NTT DoCoMo Inc. started selling the iconic handsets for the first time. Since Apple Inc. unveiled two new handsets, the iPhone 5S and 5C, ...

DoCoMo to market iPhone to win back Softbank clients

Sep 11, 2013

DoCoMo to market iPhone to win back Softbank clients

NTT DoCoMo Inc. has agreed to start selling Apple Inc.’s latest iPhones in an effort to halt the erosion of its market share by its smaller rivals. The two new models for DoCoMo’s network — a cheaper version in bright colors and an updated ...

Jul 31, 2013

Softbank new leader in industry operating profit

Mobile phone carrier Softbank Corp. overtook longtime industry leader NTT DoCoMo Inc. for the first time in terms of first-quarter group operating profit, their April-June earnings reports show. For the first quarter of fiscal 2013, Softbank reported operating profit of ¥391 billion, up 92.3 ...

KDDI wins Wi-Fi spectrum, prompting protest by Softbank

Jul 27, 2013

KDDI wins Wi-Fi spectrum, prompting protest by Softbank

The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry has decided to allocate wireless spectrum to KDDI Corp. as the nation’s mobile carriers seek to boost download speeds. KDDI, Japan’s second-biggest mobile carrier, will get the right to use the new 2,500 MHz spectrum after the ministry ...