DoCoMo said Friday its group net profit for the fiscal third quarter jumped 48% from a year earlier thanks to earlier-than-expected amortization in its second-generation mobile phone business. Net profit for the three months ended December rose to 135 billion yen ($1.5 billion) from 91 billion yen. Operating profit for the period rose 28% to 217.4 billion yen from 169.8 billion yen according to WSJ.
Japan's domestic shipments of cellular phones and personal handyphone system handsets declined 9.9 percent on the year to 3.13 million units in November. The decline followed two straight months of year-on-year increases, which had snapped a 14-month string of decreases through last August.
In an effort to assist victims of the recent devastating earthquake in Haiti, Docomo Pacific is announcing that its customers will be able to donate funds by texting to 42484 (HAITI) on their Docomo Pacific phones. This fundraising program will run from Jan. 19 through Feb. 15 for both prepaid and postpaid Docomo Pacific customers.
NEC Corporation today announced its selection by Vietnam Telecom Service Company (VNP) to deploy approximately 1,000 units of the "PASOLINK NEO" ultra compact microwave communications system. VNP is the third positioned mobile telephone operator in Vietnam and has approximately 21 million subscribers. VNP started its 3G services in October 2009 and the systems selected today will be used for communications between mobile based stations and base stations for its 3G services.
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