Vodafone's Half-Time Show
(From the WWJ Team, November 29, 2004)
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On 16 November, Dr. Brian Clarke, acting president and CEO, Vodafone KK, presided at an Imperial Hotel presser announcing Vodafone Japan's first-half results for the fiscal year ending 31 March 2005. Despite mobile operating revenue falling 2.5 percent year-on-year (to 736.8 bn yen), Clarke put on a brave face and emphasized the new 3G terminal line-up, increased 3G coverage, growth in prepaid, and enhanced roaming. Nonetheless, several of his comments contrast sharply with what WWJ knows to be true about the Japan market.