Japanese operator KDDI has reported a 4.4% rise in revenues to JPY720.1 billion for its fiscal first quarter, while operating income rose by 5.3% to JPY89.6 billion. The results were boosted by its mobile au division which saw revenues grow from JPY425.6 billion to JPY486.2 billion in the year, offsetting declining revenues at its other units, in particular the BBC and Solutions division where revenues fell by 11% to JPY123.9 billion. The Group’s TU-KA business saw revenues drop to JPY61.1 billion from JPY72.1 billion the previous year, while they fell 9% to JPY44.1 at its PCS Pocket unit.
At the same date, au claimed 17.6 million subscribers, up from 14.7 million the previous year, with TU-KA claiming 3.6 million, down from 3.7 million, and Pocket’s customer base remaining static at 2.9 million. The company also claimed 2.8 million DION internet subscribers, 1.3 million of which were ADSL, up from 2.4 million and 662,000 at the end of June 2002.