Leading Japanese Carrier NTT DoCoMo Losing Customers as iPhone Deal Remains Elusive
Reuters reports on difficulties being faced by NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s largest mobile carrier with 60 million customers, as it has yet to reach a deal with Apple to offer the iPhone. The major hurdle to a deal has been DoCoMo’s insistence on allowing its own services to be preloaded on devices it carries.
It is paying heavily for that obstinacy – with a net 3.2 million users jumping ship to its two domestic rivals over the last 4-1/2 years – but is determined to protect the walled …
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