Feeds

DoCoMo's i-mode enjoys 20-fold sales leap

That's $1.1bn in six months

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Bridging the IT gap between rising business demands and ageing tools

Japan's NTT DoCoMo has said revenues form data transmissions over its i-mode service have leaped 20-fold in the last six months to ¥117.2 billion ($1.1 billion).

The i-mode service connects mobile phone callers to the Net and its success has helped boost DoCoMo's six month sales by 26 per cent to ¥2.2 trillion ($20.38 billion). The company is signing up three quarters of Japan's new cell phone customers.

Group net income for the six months to 30 September rose to ¥217.5 billion ($2 billion). The company has raised its full year earnings forecast 12 per cent to ¥347 billion ($3.22 billion). It expects 20 million i-mode subscriptions by March.



Vodafone is expecting profit to grow faster in the second half of its fiscal year by adding subscribers and getting more of them to text message each other.



The company made a loss of £4.7 billion for the period ended 30 September, largely on acquisition costs. Sales rose 32 per cent to £10.2 billion from £7.7 billion for the period a year earlier. ®

For another turn round the mobile money-go-round visit Cash Register.

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Nadella: Apps must run on ALL WINDOWS – PCs, slabs and mobes
Phone egg, meet desktop chicken - your mother
White? Male? You work in tech? Let us guess ... Twitter? We KNEW it!
Grim diversity numbers dumped alongside Facebook earnings
HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs
SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US
Land of the (get off scot) free, when it's a foreign owner
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.