100.22 mln mobile subscribers in Japan in January 2007

Mobile phone service subscriptions rose to 100.22 mln as of January 31, 2007, a 0.4% increase from 99.83 mln the previous month, Japan’s Telecommunications Carriers Association said. The total number of subscriptions represents about 78% of Japan’s population of 127.8 mln, though that does not take into account the possibility of one person having multiple mobile phone contracts.