No more PHS for DoCoMo

18 Feb 2005

Japanese cellco NTT DoCoMo has revealed plans to exit its Personal Handy Phone (PHS) operation, to focus on its core cellular business. The company will stop accepting new PHS customers April and says it will gradually withdraw from the service in the next two to three years. PHS has been losing money for several years, with the number of customers having fallen rapidly since its peak in 1997. DoCoMo claimed 1.39 million PHS subscribers at the end of 2004.