Japanese wireless carrier NTT Docomo started offering the iPhone 5s and 5c when it was launched in September of in 2012. The addition of the iPhone to the carrier’s schedule had an extensive effect on the provider’s customer numbers in this duration.
According to Bloomberg Businessweek, NTT Docomo included much more subscribers in the December compared to its rivals for the first time in 2 years. The provider added 279,100 net folks last month as as compared to 222,600 subscribers for KDDI and 224,300 for SoftBank. NTT Docomo now has 62.2 million consumers at the end of the year.
“From now, the position of the companies will be switching over due to the fact that Docomo provides the iPhone,” Satoru Kikuchi, an analyst at SMBC Nikko Stocks Inc. in Tokyo stated the other day. “The iPhone reinforces Docomo’s structure.”
NTT Docomo was the last significant Oriental carrier to market the iPhone when it began providing the 5s and 5c in 2013. SoftBank was the very first to get on the Apple train in 2008, while KDDI followed in 2011.
The next big carrier to view is China Mobile, which will start offering the iPhone for this time this month.