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 Friday, March 12, 2010

Japanese mobile operators added 488,600 new subscribers in February to reach a total of 111.52 million mobile subscribers, figures from the Telecommunications Carrier Association (TCA) show. NTT Docomo led in subscriber additions in February as it added 148,300 new customers to bring its total to 55.69 million. Softbank Mobile gained 145,800 new subscribers during the month to reach a total of 21.99 million, while KDDI ended February with 31.57 million subscribers after adding 121,400 new customers. Emobile won 73,100 new customers and ended the month with 2.26 million customers in total. PHS provider Willcom shed 69,600 customers, which brings the company's total to 4.17 million. Willcom recently filed for bankruptcy and has begun a rehabilitation process.

Source: TelecomPaper