Docomo financial report for FY2013: US$8.2 billion operating profits but withdraws from India
On April 25, 2014 NTT-Docomo announced annual results for FY2013 (April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014) and explained the way forward.
Annual revenues are YEN 4461.2 billion (US$ 33.6 billion),
operating income is YEN 819.2 billion (US$ 8.19 billion),
net income is YEN 464.7 billion (US$ 4.6 billion).
These figures are of course amazing results, and Docomo remains one of the most important mobile operators globally.
Docomo financial report – technology roadmap:
Docomo is now planning to:
- introduce VoLTE in summer 2014,
- quad-band LTE with 150Mbps in FY2014,
- LTE-Advanced with 225Mbps in FY2014/2015,
- and aim for 10Gbps bandwidth beyond FY2015,
ensuring that Docomo will remain a leading edge mobile operator for the foreseeable future.
Docomo financial report – announces failure in India:
Still, there are some shadows on Docomo’s amazing success story:
- Docomo announced withdrawal from the joint-venture with TATA-Teleservices in India, thus another of Docomo’s ventures to create growth outside Japan has failed. This is the last in a very long string of failures of NTT-Docomo outside Japan, after having lost about US$ 10 billion on investments in KPN-mobile, AT&T-Wireless, and Hutchinson, and the attempt to develop i-Mode mobile internet services in many countries.
- NTT-Docomo has now been overtaken by SoftBank on most key performance indicators (KPIs). SoftBank has achieved higher overall subscriber numbers, higher revenues, higher operating income and higher net income than NTT-Docomo.
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