KDDI has published its Annual Report to Shareholders for the year ended March 31, 2006. In the president’s message to shareholders, President Tadashi Onodera is pleased to report that KDDI’s goals continue to expand while the company cultivates new business domains based on the watchwords “Strategy and Speed,” while KDDI, as the “Ubiquitous Solution Company,” continues to ‘Take It to the Next Level.’ Specific actions towards an enhanced structure with a view to propelling future business expansion include: the merger with the three TU-KA firms and the merger with Powdercom Inc. based on a comprehensive alliance in telecommunications services with Tokyo Electric Power Co. and an agreement on the provision of integrated FTTH services.
“In the mobile business, with the planned introduction of MNP (Mobile Number Portability) in autumn 2006, we view the expected increase in customer mobility as an opportunity to expand our subscriber base. KDDI also aims to boost its customer base through superiority in handsets, content and charges, made possible via high-quality network infrastructure. We seek to quickly raise our share in the Japanese mobile communications market to 30 percent, or about 30 million subscribers.” The full 3MB .PDF file, in English, is available for download here.