Smartphones and data boost NTT DoCoMo's Q1 results

30 Jul 2012

NTT DoCoMo has posted net income for the quarter ending 30 June 2012 of JPY164.3 billion (USD2.1 billion), up 3.5% year-on-year on the back of 2.4% growth in sales to JPY1.07 trillion. The cellco pointed to increased sales of smartphones (up 92% year-on-year) and higher data revenue (up 9% year-on-year) as being key drivers behind the positive results. ‘Active sales of smartphones have increased revenue from subscribers expanding their use of data services,’ the company said. DoCoMo reiterated guidance for the year ending March 2013, saying that it expects net income to reach JPY557 billion and sales to hit JPY4.45 trillion.