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Friday, April 29, 2011
DOCOMO Sees Sharp Fall in ARPU
NTT DOCOMO, Japan's largest mobile operator, said that its operating revenues fell 2.6% year-on-year in the quarter ending March 31 to 1.015 trillion Japanese yen (12.48 billion US dollars). DOCOMO said that its ARPU in the quarter fell almost 6% year-on-year to 4,760 yen, as a 15% decline in voice ARPU more than offset a 4% rise in packet (data) ARPU.
The Tokyo-based company forecast that rising usage of smartphones will lift its ARPU to 4,890 yen, increasing its total revenues marginally, in the year ending March 31, 2012, to 4.23 trillion yen, up from 4.224 trillion the previous year. As it restores facilities damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake, DOCOMO forecast that it will spend 705 billion yen on capex in the year ending March 31, 2012, compared with 668.5 billion the previous year and 686.5 billion the year before that. source: DOCOMO statement
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