Japan tops 165 mln mobile subscribers in 2017

Monday 19 February 2018 | 07:03 CET | News

Japan ended December 2017 with 165.8 million mobile customers, up from 164.1 million in the September quarter. Mobile operator Softbank had 39.5 million mobile subscribers in the quarter ended 31 December 2017, up from 39.1 million in September, according to a

report from the Telecommunications Carrier Association (TCA). KDDI (au) ended December with 50.6 million subscribers in total, up from 49.6 million at end-September. NTT Docomo's subscriber base topped 75.6 million users at 31 December, up from 75.3 million in September.

Japan also had 28.1 million broadband wireless access subscribers at end-December, served by Wimax services provider UQ Communications. At 31 December, there were also 132,800 radio paging users in Japan.

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