DoCoMo posts 25% fall in net profit

Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo posted a 25 percent fall in fiscal year net profit partly because of increased sales promotion fees paid to company salespeople as competition in the Japanese market heated up post-number portability. Group net income for DoCoMo fell to $3.81 billion for the year, but last year's total included special gains from the sale of Hutchison 3G U.K. and KPN Mobile. DoCoMo still dominates the country's market with 54 percent market share as rivals KDDI and Softbank nip at its heels. DoCoMo has 52.6 million subscribers, out of the country's 96.72 million subscribers. KDDI is in second with 28.18 million and Softbank is in third with 15.9 million subscribers.

For more on DoCoMo's fiscal year:
- see this WSJ article (sub. req.)