Japan ended February with a total of 118.23 million mobile users, after the operators jointly added 650,800 new customers in the month. Softbank again led in subscriber additions as it gained 270,100 new customers, bringing its total customer base to 24.91 million, figures from the Telecommunications Carrier Association (TCA) show.
NTT Docomo added 182,900 new customers in February to reach a total of 57.53 million and KDDI attracted 143,000 new subscribers to bring its total to 32.73 million. Emobile gained 54,800 new customers and ended February with a total of 3.06 million subscribers. Furthermore, Wimax services provider UQ Communications gained 75,300 new customers in the month to bring its total to 675,600 subscribers. PHS provider Willcom turned around months of customer losses and signed up 29,600 new customers, which brings the company's total to 3.68 million.