SoftBank Mobile Posts Impressive Q1 2010
While the parent corp. took a -30% hit the mobile unit reported 70% YoY increase and expects to double installed base stations by next spring http://bit.ly/bM9faN
The operating profit in the mobile communication business became 102.6 billion yen, increase of corresponding ratio to the previous year 70%, and became four terms more continuous, higher profits by the quarter base. The number of pure increase contracts doubled from the previous year and because data ARPU had increased, about 700,000 contracts and ARPU (amount of use of the monthly sum a user) became pluses of 260 yen.
It concentrates on capital investment in fiscal year 2010. It is said that it will increase it up to about 120,000 twice by the end of March in 2011 to answer the voice to request the electric wave situation improvement from the user though the number of base stations at the end of March in 2010 was about 60,000. It positively advances it in Softbank though the example of having doubled the base station in one year is not so heard even if it sees worldwide. The procurement of machine parts and securing the place are advanced for that. (grandchild)｡
Moreover, Softbank becomes and China Mobile and joint venture company “JIL” that established it become “WAC” and cooperative relationship that NTT DoCoMo etc. participate in July. The new service for will be developed with the main mobile carrier in the world through about three billion people (total of the number of contracts of companies of JIL and each WAC of participation) WAC in the future. The grandchild talked about eagerness , saying that “Lead positively as a principal member of WAC”.