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Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo reported revenues for the nine months to December of JPY 3.38 trillion, down 4.1 percent from JPY 3.52 trillion in the year-earlier period. Service revenues fell 8.8 percent to JPY 2.79 trillion. However, operating income rose 19.5 percent to JPY 746.8 billion, and net income totalled JPY 437.7 billion, up 16.3 percent from JPY 376.5 billion in year-ago period. Docomo ended December with 54.16 million subscribers, 87.7 percent of which are Foma subscribers. Churn in third quarter improved to 0.44 percent from 0.74 percent a year earlier, reflecting the effect of the new discount programmes and handset instalment plans. Blended ARPU was JPY 5,820 in the nine-month period, versus JPY 6,470 a year earlier. For the full year, Docomo maintained its forecast of JPY 4.59 trillion in revenues, operating income of JPY 830 billion, and a net income of JPY 495 billion.
Rogers Communication has activated 130,000 iPhones in Q4′08 of which 40% of them are new to Rogers. The operator posted fourth-quarter wireless post-paid churn of 1.12% compared to 1.17% a year ago and wireless prepaid churn of 3.03% compared to 3.12% a year earlier. The operator has added 158,000 in its post-paid kitty and 41,000 in Prepaid in Q4. A total wireless net addition in the quarter grows to 199,000 from 183,000 a year earlier.