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Research and Markets: Japan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts: New Operator UQ Communications, Continued Its WiMAX Rollout And Had Over 4 Million Subscribers Going Into 2013
[April 08, 2013]

Research and Markets: Japan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts: New Operator UQ Communications, Continued Its WiMAX Rollout And Had Over 4 Million Subscribers Going Into 2013

DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Japan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts" report to their offering.

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 (News - Alert) developments.

Subjects include:

- Key statistics;

- Market and industry analyses, trends and developments

- Government 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 (News - Alert));Mobile applictions including m-banking.

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.

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 (News - Alert)) 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 (News - Alert) in October 2012;

- 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.

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