Anticipating better-than-expected cellular service revenues will be offset by lower-than-expected handset sales, NTT DOCOMO lowered its revenue forecast for the 12 months to March 31, 2010 to 4.28 trillion yen (46.98 billion US dollars), compared with its initial forecast of 4.38 trillion yen. That would amount to a fall of almost 4% from the previous year.
In the third quarter of 2009, DOCOMO's operating revenues fell 3% year-on-year to 1.06 trillion yen, as its voice ARPU fell to 2,970 yen from 3,450 yen in the third quarter of 2008. However, data ARPU climbed to 2,450 yen from 2,410 yen.
By March 2015, DOCOMO said it plans to have 20,000 LTE base stations serving approximately 50% of the Japanese population thanks to a capital investment of between 300 billion and 400 billion yen. source: NTT DOCOMO presentation