Rogers, Softbank Report Strong Q3 Demand For iPhone
iPhone carriers across the world are seeing significant increases in profit due to the device, according to a recent report. Both Canadian carrier Rogers Wireless and Softbank in Japan reported strong demand for the device, with the Japanese carrier reporting a 1.9% climb in the September quarter.
The iPhone certainly supported our profit and boosted the number of new mobile phone subscribers during the quarter,” said a spokesman for Softbank. The iPhone helped them drawing 521,400 new subscribers, and while they didn’t offer specific sales figures, they did say sales were “very good”.
A similar scenario took place in Canada with their (slightly less popular) carrier Rogers Wireless, who confirmed their own sharp climb of 14% in sales during the same quarter, citing “strong sales” of both the iPhone and the BlackBerry.
[via Macworld UK]