Japanese cellcos release May subscriber numbers

8 Jun 2006

NTT DoCoMo has revealed that it added a net 133,800 subscribers in May to take its total subscriber base to 51.53 million. 3G customers totalled 25.36 million, up 797,800 during the month. Meanwhile, the third largest Japanese cellco, recently acquired by Softbank Corp from Vodafone earlier this year, added only 1,100 subscribers, taking its overall client base to 15.22 million, of which 3.45 million were 3G subscribers (up 180,800).

In separate but related news, DoCoMo has announced that it will start marketing Research In Motion’s BlackBerry handheld devices to corporate customers from Q3 2006.

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