NTT DOCOMO revenues up 3.8%; fibre subs pass 5m milestone

8 Aug 2018

NTT DOCOMO has reported that its quarterly operating revenues for the three months ended 30 June 2018 (Q1 FY19) reached JPY1.18 trillion (USD10.6 billion), up 3.8% from JPY1.13 trillion year-on-year. Operating profit climbed 9.9%, to JPY309.9 billion, while profit attributed to NTT DOCOMO shareholders increased 9.2% y-o-y, to reach JPY218.3 billion.

In operational terms, the provider claimed 76.746 million mobile subscribers at 30 June, of which 51.344 million were LTE users. ‘DOCOMO Hikari’-branded fibre-optic broadband subscribers, meanwhile, passed the five million milestone, reaching 5.086 million at end-June.

In infrastructure terms, NTT noted that its LTE network comprised a total of 188,700 base transceiver stations (BTS) as of 30 June, while its ‘PREMIUM 4G’ service is available in 1,652 cities via 114,300 BTS.