the TCA published the official statistics today. au/KDDI topped
every category, but DoCoMo performed almost as well in absolute
numbers (DoCoMo has 2.7 times more subscribers).
new subs: au 475,700; DoCoMo 412,800
new 3G subs: au cdma2000 742,800; DoCoMo FOMA 723,800
DoCoMo did a good job with new 900i handsets. but nevertheless,
it's in the same decline slop as the last year, loosing further
0.17% of market share (0.52% in the first quarter).
i-mode still has a lot of problems, especially the i-mode mail
which is by far inferior compared with au/KDDI and Vodafone.jp.
(the decomail is a good thing).
since March is usually the best month of the year that DoCoMo adds
most subscribers, it doesn't look they are turning the tide.
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Received on Wed Apr 7 14:11:59 2004