DoCoMo Sets HSUPA Date
DoCoMo will be the first operator in Japan to launch HSUPA. Once launched, the operator will be able to offer speeds of 7.2 Mbit/s on the downlink and 5.7 Mbit/s on the uplink.
An exact date for the launch has not been confirmed.
DoCoMo has also announced its latest earnings. For the full fiscal year ended March 31, the operator reported a 3.9 percent decrease in net income to ¥741.9 billion (US$7.64 billion) from revenues of ¥4,448 billion ($45.8 billion), down 5.6 percent from the previous year. Wireless services revenues totaled ¥3,841 billion ($39.5 billion).
Data service revenues were up about 10 percent year-on-year at ¥1,512 billion ($15.6 billion), about 40 percent of total wireless revenues. Voice revenues were down 18.7 percent at ¥2,150 billion ($22.1 billion).
The operator also announced the introduction of flat-rate data pricing plans, a series of customer satisfaction initiatives, and a green agenda.
For more information on the company's annual results and details of its other plans, check out this Wireless Watch Japan report.
— Catherine Haslam, Asia Editor, Light Reading