Printed from http://www.electronista.com

NTT DoCoMo blames iPhone supply issues for dip in subscribers

updated 07:52 am EDT, Mon October 7, 2013

Last Japanese carrier to host iPhone loses 66,800 users in September

Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo lays the blame for a record monthly fall in subscribers with Apple, despite having only recently agreed to carry the iPhone on its network. The carrier claims that the loss of 66,800 subscribers in September was down to the lack of stock for the newly-released iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s.

Adequate stocks of the new iPhones in KDDI and SoftBank allowed both carriers to see large increases in subscriber numbers, reports Reuters, though the exact rises are not revealed. It is also not known if the stock issue was for both versions of the iPhone or just for the iPhone 5s, which also had a few notable supply problems.

The lack of stock could be attributed to the relative newness of the iPhone to the carrier, with NTT DoCoMo signing a deal with Apple to carry the device in early September. While it was the last of the major Japanese carriers to have the smartphone on its network, it is reportedly paying heavily for the privilege, with NTT DoCoMo being required to make at least 40 percent of its smartphone sales consist of the iPhone 5s or 5c.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 projector

Trying to find the perfect projector for a home theater can be tricky, as there are bountiful options on the market from a large numbe ...

Thecus N2310 NAS

For every computer user, there comes a point of critical mass in data storage. When it hits, external hard drives, USB sticks and DVD ...

iRig Pads

When it comes to mobile music products, IK Multimedia has positioned itself as one of the top suppliers. Right from the early days of ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News