KDDI Corp. appears to have benefited the most from the mobile phone number portability service introduced Oct. 24 to allow people to switch phone companies without changing their numbers. KDDI said Wednesday that it had a net 200,500 new subscribers in October, market leader DoCoMo saw its subscribers increase by only 40,800 while Softbank Mobile said its subscribers increased by 23,800.
After number portability was introduced, KDDI said it had a net gain of more than 102,000 subscribers for the last week of October. Softbank fared badly, with a net loss of 23,900 subscribers in the last week. NTT DoCoMo did not provide any figures. Continue >>