Softbank’s top 10; beats rivals again in February sign-ups

7 Mar 2008

Japan’s third largest mobile operator by subscribers Softbank Mobile signed up more net new subscribers than either of its larger rivals for the tenth month in succession in February, according to data published by the Telecommunications Carriers Association (TCA). The Softbank Corp unit added a net 228,100 new users to end the month with a total of 18.042 million subscribers, beating number two operator KDDI, which added 201,200 users, and the country’s leading player by subscribers, NTT DoCoMo, with 43,700. New market entrant eMobile, backed by the eAccess group, signed up a net 42,800 customers to end the month with 281,300 subscribers, while the country’s main PHS operator Willcom lost a net 29,500 customers to end the period with 4.597 million. The TCA reports that Japan was home to a total of 101.376 million mobile users by the start of this month, a half a percent rise on January.

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