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Japan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts
[March 12, 2013]

Japan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

NEW YORK, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Japan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts http://www.reportlinker.com/p0407334/Japan---Telecoms-Mobile-Broadband-and-Forecasts.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Broadband Japan is a country leading in technology use. The report covers trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, Internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media including VoIP and IPTV developments. Subjects include: Key statistics;Market and industry analyses, trends and developmentsGovernment policies and regulations affecting the telecoms industry;Estimates for end-2012 and 2013 for fixed-line and Internet market;Forecasts for broadband, FttX and mobile subscribers up to 2017/2018;Infrastructure development;International submarine fibre optic cables;Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband);Major telecoms operators - profiles, financial results, subscribers, ARPU, business strategy;Internet development and VoIP, IPTV;Mobile voice and data markets, including 3G;Broadband (FttX, DSL, cable modem, WiMAX);Mobile applications including m-banking.Researcher:- Paul BuddeCurrent publication date:- March 2013 (19th Edition)Telecommunications operators face a coming of age, ramp up initiatives to counter threats by OTT competitors / alliesJapan enters the following decade faced with looming social changes and challenges. Accelerated globalisation sees the increasing influence of emerging countries in the international community and the economy. This is coupled with the global shift to a more sustainable society forcing governments and industry to engage with environmental issues and ensure efficient use of energy and resources.In its home market, Japan has an aging and decreasing population base that requires the creation of services and social systems for support. The market has also seen a change in values and the behaviour of people wanting quality instead of mass consumption, and a move from ownership to efficient resource use and sharing. Japan's sophisticated IT infrastructure and high broadband penetration sets the scene for improved productivity, convergence of industries and a more flexible industrial structure.

Japan has assumed a dynamic leadership role in many aspects of global and regional telecommunications. The government has been active in regulating its telecommunication industry to introduce more effective competition. This competitive market is challenged to develop the most effective business structures to achieve commercial success.

A key 2010 government-led initiative is the "New ICT Strategy" which aims to realise a "knowledge/information society" by switching from a society led by government and providers to a society led by citizens (taxpayers and consumers). It focuses on key strategies in the lead up to 2020 to support the sustained growth of Japan. The goals include: improved e-government; high-quality medical services using ICT; a nationwide environment for school education and lifelong learning using ICT; creation of new markets worth approximately ¥70 trillion; universal deployment of the smart grid; using ICT to halve traffic congestion on key roads nationwide; by 2013 to advance intensive R&D in strategic fields (eg. next-generation optic networks, next-generation wireless, cloud computing, smart grid, robotics, 3D video). These initiatives support and drive technological development and advanced infrastructure.Through this sustained oversight, the government has already led Japan to have one of the world's leading mobile telephone markets, not only in terms of size but also in terms of innovation and its ability to be early with the introduction of advanced technologies. With 3G subscribers making up around 97% of all mobile subscribers into 2013, Japan had become the fourth country in the world to introduce LTE. Competition was intensifying in areas such as low pricing, a wide variety of handsets, music, video, e-books, and other content services. Increases are expected in the areas of smart phones and telecommunications modules.


Japan has also developed one of the most advanced broadband environments in the world and is the third largest broadband country in the world after the US and China. Especially noteworthy has been the continued strong uptake of FttH services into 2013 (with a corresponding move away from DSL). In the fixed-line market the expansion of broadband services centred on FttX, is accompanied by an ongoing convergence between fixed-line and mobile communications broadcasting. As a result, competition between services has entered a new phase.

The technical advancements in fixed-line and mobile communications are however not sufficient for the traditional telecommunications operators. The prevalence of content and services driving revenue and profitability means a coming of an age for the telecommunications operators who now, more than ever, need to focus on leveraging their full-service network capabilities and take advantage of the new opportunities in a digital age. Market Highlights: Over 97% of Japan's 130 million mobile subscribers use 3G services after 10 years in operation. Japan became the fourth country in the world to deploy Long-term Evolution (LTE) technology in 2010 with DoCoMo's competitors to launch their own LTE networks into 2013; Mobile operator eMobile launched its LTE network in February 2012 and was acquired by Softbank in October 2012; Over 100 million mobile internet subscribers embraced iPhones, smart phones and tablets and drove data usage to new levels as the society continued to move from connecting places, to connecting people and devices; New operator UQ Communications, in which KDDI is the largest shareholder, continued its WiMAX rollout and had over 4 million subscribers going into 2013; FttX continues to make impressive strides taking 65% market share in 2012 and over 23 million subscribers. Japan has established the second largest FttX subscriber base at around 25% of the world market after China at about 435%; Cloud-based services with virtual hosting and online storage started to take hold as companies sought to reduce system-operating costs as the financial downturn continued to depress the economy;Analogue to digital switchover also took place during 2011 except in tsunami affected areas, presenting opportunities for all in the value chain.Internet, broadband, IP telephony and telecoms statistics for Japan - 2010 - 2013 Sector | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 (e) | Internet users (million) | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | Internet penetration rate | 74% | 74% | 76% | 77% | Broadband subscribers | 34 | 37 | 39 | 42 | Mobile internet users | 95 | 101 | 105 | 108 | Fixed-line subscribers | 43 | 39 | 35 | 33 | Mobile phones | 112 | 120 | 129 | 135 | (Source: BuddeComm based on various sources)1. Key Statistics1.1 Country Overview1.1.1 Background1.1.2 Japan's Economy2. Telecommunications Market2.1 Overview of Japan's telecom market2.2 Competition in the market2.3 Telecommunications market sectors2.3.1 Fixed-line and mobile phones2.3.2 Internet and broadband2.3.3 Internet statistics3. Regulatory Environment3.1 Major stages of reform - industry3.2 Major stages of reform - Broadband3.3 Major stages of reform - 'New ICT strategy'3.4 The MPHPT/MIC3.5 Radio Regulatory Council3.6 Telecommunications Council3.7 Telecommunications Carriers Association3.8 Japan Internet Providers' Association (JAIPA)3.9 Universal Service Fund Obligation3.10 Policy interventions and outcomes3.10.1 Government investment in infrastructure3.10.2 Skill building, education and demand programs3.10.3 Competition policy3.10.4 Network non-discrimination3.10.5 Spectrum policy4. Fixed Network Market4.1 Market background4.2 MYLINE Carrier Selection Service (CSS)4.2.1 MYLINE calling categories5. Major Operators5.1 Operating environment5.2 Major operators5.3 NTT Corporation5.3.1 Company Overview5.3.2 Financial statistics5.3.3 Government intervention5.3.4 Business strategy5.3.5 International expansion5.3.6 NTT East and West broadband5.4 NTT DoCoMo5.4.1 Company overview5.4.2 Financial statistics5.4.3 Capex allocation5.4.4 ARPU statistics5.4.5 Operational statistics5.4.6 Applications5.4.7 LTE5.4.8 International investments5.5 KDDI Corporation5.5.1 Company Overview5.5.2 Financial statistics5.5.3 Operations statistics5.5.4 Business strategy5.6 Softbank Corporation5.6.1 Company overview5.6.2 Company background5.6.3 Financial statistics5.6.4 Operations statistics5.7 Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ)5.7.1 Company overview and background5.7.2 Financial statistics5.8 Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM)5.8.1 Company overview5.8.2 Company background5.8.3 Financial statistics5.8.4 Operations statistics5.9 eAccess5.9.1 Company Overview5.9.2 Company Background5.9.3 Financial statistics5.9.4 Operations statistics5.9.5 Business strategies5.10 Willcom (DDI Pocket)5.11 SKY PerfecTV! Communications Inc (Sky Perfect JSAT)6. Telecommunications Infrastructure6.1 Overview6.2 Stimulus package for ICT infrastructure6.3 International infrastructure6.3.1 Submarine cables6.3.2 Satellite6.4 Other infrastructure development6.4.1 Data centres6.4.2 Cloud computing6.4.3 High-speed fibre6.4.4 Smart grid6.4.5 Earthquake damage: March 20116.4.6 Smart city project for Tsunami-effected cities in Japan6.4.7 Solar power projects6.4.8 Internet exchange points7. Broadband Market7.1 Background7.2 Overview7.3 Broadband statistics7.3.1 Aggregate broadband subscribers7.3.2 Broadband subscribers by access type7.4 Electric power utilities7.5 Broadband policy7.5.1 Overview7.5.2 Regulatory framework7.5.3 U-Japan7.5.4 New IT reform strategy7.5.5 Next Generation Broadband strategy FY 20107.5.6 Japan's New Generation Network 7.6 Broadband Technologies7.6.1 Overview7.6.2 Broadband charges into 20127.6.3 Cable modems7.6.4 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)7.6.5 Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH)7.6.6 World Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX)7.6.7 Broadband Internet via satellite7.7 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)7.7.1 Background7.7.2 Statistics7.8 Internet Protocol TV (IPTV)7.8.1 Hulu7.8.2 Softbank acquisitions7.9 Broadband Survey results7.9.1 20087.9.2 20097.9.3 20108. Digital Media / Digital Economy8.1 Television in Japan8.1.1 Overview and statistics8.1.2 Digital TV8.1.3 Cable TV (CATV)8.1.4 Satellite TV8.2 E-government8.2.1 Overview8.2.2 Comprehensive government decisions on e-government8.2.3 Promotion of online use of administrative procedures8.2.4 Promotion of electronic provision of government information8.2.5 Promotion of activities to publicise and disseminate e-government8.2.6 Promotion of optimisation of work and systems8.2.7 Improvement of government procurement related to information systems8.2.8 Promotion of information security measures8.2.9 Promotion of local e-governments8.2.10 Status 20109. Mobile Communications9.1 Mobile communications market9.1.1 Background9.1.2 Mobile statistics9.1.3 Market status 20129.1.4 Differentiation efforts9.2 Mobile technologies9.2.1 PDC9.2.2 CDMA9.2.3 PHS9.2.4 Third Generation (3G) mobile9.2.5 LTE (Long-Term Evolution)/4G9.2.6 LTE-Advanced9.3 Mobile handset market9.3.1 Smartphone adoption9.3.2 Unlocked handsets9.3.3 iPhone9.3.4 Android9.3.5 iPads9.3.6 E-Readers9.3.7 Tablets9.4 Major mobile operators9.4.1 Overview9.4.2 Statistics9.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO)9.6 Mobile services9.6.1 Market background9.6.2 Prepaid cards9.6.3 SMS9.6.4 Wi-Fi9.6.5 Mobile Internet 9.7 Mobile content 9.7.1 Operators extend video, gaming services to competitor's networks9.7.2 Global Positioning System (GPS)9.7.3 Mobile payment9.7.4 Mobile banking9.7.5 Mobile contactless payment (NFC)9.7.6 Mobile advertising9.7.7 Mobile TV and radio9.7.8 Mobile ringtone and music downloads9.7.9 Mobile social gaming9.7.10 M2M9.8 Mobile applications9.8.1 Earthquake alerts9.8.2 Personal trainer9.8.3 QR code readers9.8.4 Environmental sensors10. Forecasts10.1 Forecast Fixed line subscribers - 2013 - 2014; 201810.2 Forecast: Mobile subscribers 2012-201810.2.1 Forecast: Total mobile subscribers 2012-201810.3 Forecast broadband subscribers: 2012-2013; 201710.4 Forecast FttX subscribers: 2012-2013; 2017Table 1 - Country statistics Japan - 2013Table 2 - Telecom revenue and investment statistics - 2012Table 3 - Telephone network statistics - December 2012Table 4 - Internet user statistics - March 2012Table 5 - Broadband statistics - December 2012Table 6 - Mobile statistics - December 2012Table 7 - National telecommunications authoritiesTable 8 - Percentage share of global GDP - 1991; 2014Table 9 - Telecoms service revenue - 1985; 1989; 1993; 1997; 2001; 2006 - 2011Table 10 - Number of competitive telecommunications carriers: 1985; 1989; 1993; 1997; 2001; 2005 - 2012Table 11 - Number of telecommunications carriers in Japan - September 2012Table 12 - Subscribers and penetration: fixed-line versus mobile - 1993 - 2014Table 13 - Fixed-line subscribers by technology - 1997 - 2012Table 14 - Broadband subscribers and population penetration - 2005 - 2012Table 15 - Carrier share of broadband subscribers - 2005 - 2010Table 16 - Internet users, growth and penetration rate - 1998 - 2012Table 17 - Broadband household connectivity and service availability - 2006 - 2008; 2011Table 18 - MYLINE subscribers - 2002 - 2013Table 19 - MYLINE operator market share - February 2012Table 20 - Internet, broadband, IP telephony and telecoms statistics for Japan - 2005 - 2012Table 21 - NTT major shareholders - March 2012Table 22 - NTT financial data - 2000 - 2013Table 23 - NTT proportion of operating revenue by segment - 2001 - 2011Table 24 - NTT forecast consolidated revenue composition - 2008 - 2013Table 25 - NTT subscribers by service - December 2012Table 26 - NTT Broadband subscribers and market share by segment - 2004 - 2013Table 27 - NTT video service subscribers - 2009 - 2013Table 28 - NTT DoCoMo major shareholders - March 2012Table 29 - NTT DoCoMo revenue, net income, capex and EBITDA - 2005 - 2013Table 30 - NTT DoCoMo CAPEX breakdown - 2007 - 2013Table 31 - NTT DoCoMo subscribers - December 2012Table 32 - NTT DoCoMo ARPU, MOU and Churn - 2004 - 2013Table 33 - NTT DoCoMo aggregate ARPU, mova and FOMA - 2005 - 2012Table 34 - NTT DoCoMo's subscribers by technology and ARPU - 2002 - 2013Table 35 - NTT DoCoMo ID payment terminals and DCMX members - 2007 - 2012Table 36 - NTT DoCoMo infrastructure deployments: technology and speed - 2006 - 2011Table 37 - KDDI financial data - 2001 - 2013Table 38 - KDDI proportion of revenue by segment - 2001 - 2012Table 39 - KDDI total capital expenditure on mobile and fixed line - 2005 - 2013Table 40 - au subscribers by technology and market share - 1997 - 2013Table 41 - KDDI au ARPU, MOU and churn - 2001 - 2013Table 42 - TU-KA subscribers and market share - 1997 - 2009Table 43 - ADSL and FttH subscribers - 2005 - 2013Table 44 - Fixed access lines - 2008 - 2013Table 45 - Softbank major shareholders - March 2012Table 46 - Softbank distribution of ownership among shareholders - March 2012Table 47 - Softbank financial data - 1995 - 2012Table 48 - Softbank proportion of revenue by segment - 2006 - 2012Table 49 - Softbank mobile ARPU and churn - 2004 - 2012Table 50 - Softbank operational data - thousands of subscribers - 2006 - 2012Table 51 - IIJ revenue and net income - 2006 - 2013Table 52 - J:COM financial data - 2003 - 2012Table 53 - J-COM subscribers by service and monthly ARPU - 2000 - 2012Table 54 - J-COM households by service bundling - 2003 - 2012Table 55 - eAccess stakeholders - September 2011Table 56 - eAccess financial data - 2004 - 2013Table 57 - eAccess subscribers, ARPU, churn and acquisition cost - 2008 - 2013Table 58 - eMobile subscribers, ARPU, churn and acquisition cost - 2007 - 2013Table 59 - SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation individual subscribers - 1997 - 2012Table 60 - International internet bandwidth - 1995 - 2010Table 61 - Selected cloud computing investments in AsiaTable 62 - Cloud computing services market in Japan forecasts - 2010 - 2015Table 63 - Broadband subscribers and households - September 2012Table 64 - Broadband subscribers and market share by access type - September 2012Table 65 - Broadband subscribers by access type - 1998 - 2013Table 66 - Broadband subscriber annual change and market share by access type - 2001 - 2012Table 67 - Broadband internet access from the home by technology type - 1998 - 2013Table 68 - Broadband household connectivity and service availability - 2006 - 2008; 2011Table 69 - Tariffs for broadband services - 2008Table 70 - DSL subscribers and market share by operator - June 2012Table 71 - FttH subscribers and market share by operator - June 2012Table 72 - Change in ARPU from FttH - 2005 - 2010Table 73 - WiMAX subscribers (BWA) - UQ Communications: 2009 - 2012Table 74 - VoIP subscribers and annual change - 2004 - 2012Table 75 - VoIP subscribers and market share by operator - June 2012Table 76 - NTT services and charges - 2009Table 77 - Key television metrics in Japan - 2012Table 78 - Japan TV industry revenue - 2003 - 2012Table 79 - Japan take-up of DTV by platform - 2012Table 80 - Japan pay-TV market share versus free-to-view TV - 2003; 2008; 2010; 2012Table 81 - Cable TV operators, subscribers and household penetration - 1999 - 2011Table 82 - Satellite broadcasters and BS and CS subscribers - 1999 - 2011Table 83 - Mobile subscriber, annual change and penetration rate - 1995 - 2014Table 84 - Market share of mobile operators in Japan - December 2012Table 85 - Mobile subscribers by system - December 2012Table 86 - Carrier share of mobile telephone and PHS market - 2004 - 2012Table 87 - cdmaOne, CDMA2000 1x and WCDMA subscribers - 1999 - 2012Table 88 - PHS subscribers by carrier - 2004 - 2012Table 89 - PHS subscribers - 1995 - 2012Table 90 - 3G mobile subscribers by operator - December 2012Table 91 - Japan 3G subscribers - 2001 - 2013Table 92 - Japan LTE subscribers - 2010 - 2013Table 93 - NTT DoCoMo LTE roadmap - 2011 - 2013; 2015Table 94 - Number of handsets sold - 2006 - 2010Table 95 - Google and Apple Smartphone platform audience in Japan - 2010 - 2012Table 96 - Mobile subscribers, ARPU and churn by operator - 2004 - 2012Table 97 - Net addition share by operator - 2006 - 2011Table 98 - MVNO subscribers - 2009 - 2012Table 99 - Prepaid mobile subscribers - December 2010Table 100 - Mobile Internet subscribers, services and technology by provider - December 2012Table 101 Mobile Internet subscribers by providers - 2004 - 2012Table 102 - Mobile Internet subscribers - 2000 - 2012Table 103 - Forecast fixed line subscribers and penetration - lower band: 2013-2014; 2018Table 104 - Forecast fixed line subscribers and penetration - higher band: 2013-2014; 2018Table 105 - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration lower band forecast - 2013 - 2014; 2018Table 106 - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration higher band forecast - 2013 - 2014; 2018Table 107 - Forecast broadband subscribers and penetration - lower band: 2012-2013; 2017Table 108 - Forecast broadband subscribers and penetration - higher band: 2012-2013; 2017Table 109 - Forecast FttX subscribers and penetration - lower band: 2012-2013; 2017Table 110 - Forecast FttX subscribers and penetration - higher band: 2012-2012; 2017Chart 1 - Japan fixed-line and mobile subscribers - 1993 - 2014Chart 2 - Internet penetration rate of key countries - June 2012Chart 3 - NTT Group revenue, capex, ARPU - 2003 - 2012Chart 4 - KDDI revenue, capex, ARPU - 2004 - 2013Chart 5 - Softbank revenue, capex, ARPU - 2005 - 2012Chart 6 - International bandwidth - 2005 - 2010Chart 7 - Japan broadband subscribers and population penetration - 2000 - 2013Chart 8 - Japan cable modem subscribers and population penetration - 1998 - 2013Chart 9 - Japan DSL subscribers and population penetration - 1999 - 2013Chart 10 - Japan FttX subscribers and population penetration - 2002 - 2013Chart 11 - Japan mobile subscriber growth and population penetration - 1995 - 2014Chart 12 - Japan 2G, 3G and LTE growth - 2000 - 2013Exhibit 1 - Map of JapanExhibit 2 - Major members of MYLINE Carriers Association - February 2012Exhibit 3 - Significant telecoms operators in JapanExhibit 4 - NTT Group structure - March 2011Exhibit 5 - NTT DoCoMo investment in international operators - March 2012Exhibit 6 - Softbank operationsExhibit 7 - Major global/regional submarine cables with landing point in Japan - 2010Exhibit 8 - Differences between NXGN and NWGNExhibit 9 - Representative charges per service in Tokyo - 2008Exhibit 10 - NTT IPTV services and features - 2009 - 2010 To order this report:Broadband Industry: Japan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts Contact Clare: clare@reportlinker.com US:(339) 368 6001 Intl:+1 339 368 6001 SOURCE Reportlinker http://rt.prnewswire.com/rt.gif NewsItemId=BR75396&Transmission_Id=201303120840PR_NEWS_USPR_____BR75396&DateId=20130312

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