Moving towards 2016 Japan possesses one of the most advanced and largest broadband markets in the world. Much of the success of broadband in Japan is owed to the stunning growth surge that occurred on the back of DSL broadband technology. Since then Japan has focused investment on FttH and on cable to a lesser extent. The faster speeds afforded by these technology platforms has seen both increase in popularity at the expense of DSL, with FttH representing almost two thirds of total fixed broadband subscriptions. Japan has also been an early adopter of triple-play models which provide TV, broadband internet and voice telephony as packaged services from a single provider. This report provides an overview of the broadband market and the available access methods including cable modem, DSL, FttX and wireless broadband.
Key Developments: Continued decline in DSL subscriptions, down to under 10% of the total fixed broadband market; FttX subscriptions comprise the majority of the fixed broadband market; NTT's market share of the FttH market is being eroded by competition; Implementation of strong government policies over a decade see over 90% of households with access to FttX; Strong growth in WiMAX sees the 4 million subscriber mark passed;
Companies covered in this report include: NTT; KDDI; Softbank; J:COM; USEN; KDDI; UQ Communications; Hulu; K-Opticom; Tepco
Table Of Contents
Japan - Broadband Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts 1. Synopsis 2. Broadband market 2.1 Background 2.2 Overview 2.3 Broadband statistics 2.3.1 Broadband subscribers by access type 2.3.2 Internet bandwidth (international) 2.4 Forecast broadband subscribers: 2018; 2020 2.5 Electric power utilities 3. Broadband policy 3.1 Overview 3.2 Regulatory framework 3.3 U-Japan 3.4 New IT reform strategy 3.5 Next Generation Broadband strategy FY 2010 3.6 Japan's New Generation Network 3.7 TV white space 4. Broadband Technologies 4.1 Overview 4.2 Cable modems 4.3 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) 4.3.1 Background 4.3.2 Statistics 4.4 Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH) 4.4.1 Background 4.4.2 Statistics 4.5 World Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) 4.5.1 WiMAX auction 4.5.2 UQ Communications 4.5.3 WiMAX 2 4.6 Broadband Internet via satellite 4.7 Mobile broadband 5. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) 5.1 Background 6. Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) 7. Related reports Table 1 Fixed broadband subscribers by access type 1998 2015 Table 2 Fixed broadband subscriber annual change / market share by access type 2001 - 2015 Table 3 Total international internet bandwidth 2003 - 20153 Table 4 Forecast fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2018; 2020 Table 5 Broadband connectivity and service availability v. government target 2006 - 2008; 2011 Table 6 Cable modem subscribers and penetration 1998 2015 Table 7 DSL subscribers and penetration 1999 2015 Table 8 FttH subscribers and market share by operator 2010 - 2015 Table 9 Japan FttH subscribers and penetration 2002 2015 Table 10 WiMAX subscribers (BWA) - UQ Communications: 2010 - 2015 Table 11 Mobile broadband subscribers 2009 - 2013 Table 12 IPTV subscribers 2012 - 2016 Table 13 NTT video service subscribers 2009 - 2016 Chart 1 Japan fixed broadband subscribers and population penetration 2000 - 2015 Chart 2 Japan cable modem subscribers and population penetration 1998 - 2015 Chart 3 Japan DSL subscribers and population penetration 1999 - 2015 Chart 4 Japan FttX subscribers and population penetration 2002 - 2015 Exhibit 1 Differences between NXGN and NWGN