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Japan - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

  • November 2016
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  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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  • 18 pages

Moving into 2016 there were approximately 160 million mobile subscribers in Japan with the majority expected to be accessing services through LTE networks.
Data makes up the majority of ARPU although voice remains an important application. Overall ARPU is declining due to competition as well as Over-The-Top (OTT) product substitution for messaging and voice.
Operators are also increasing focus on higher value mobile content and applications to diversify revenue sources away from commoditised access services and also to improve customer retention.

Key Developments:
LTE represents the majority of mobile subscriptions;
Overall ARPU continues to decline despite growing data ARPU;
Operators are focusing CAPEX on LTE, with operators expected to eventually cease investing in 3G;
Increasing LTE speeds are made possible through carrier aggregation technology;
WiFi investments made to alleviate 3G/4G network congestion by offloading traffic;
Mobile content and applications is receiving increased focus as revenue growth from mobile data ARPU is expected to fall due to the mature market.


Companies covered in this report include:

NTT DoCoMo; KDDI; Softbank; eAccess, eMobile; Willcom;

Table Of Contents

Japan - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses
1. Synopsis
2. Market Overview and Analysis
2.1 Background
3. Mobile statistics
3.1 General statistics
3.2 Mobile broadband statistics
3.3 Forecasts mobile subscribers 2016; 2018; 2021
3.3.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
4. Regulatory issues
4.1 Licensing
4.1.1 3G
4.1.2 LTE
5. Mobile infrastructure
5.1 Digital networks
5.1.1 PDC
5.1.2 CDMA
5.1.3 3G
5.1.4 LTE
5.1.5 LTE-Advanced (LTE-A)
5.1.6 5G Networks
5.2 Other infrastructure developments
5.2.1 VoLTE
5.3 IoT and M2M networks
6. Major mobile operators
6.1 Operators
6.2 NTT DoCoMo
6.2.1 Company overview
6.2.2 Financial statistics
6.2.3 ARPU statistics
6.2.4 Operational statistics
6.2.5 International investments
6.3 KDDI
6.4 Softbank Mobile
6.4.1 Financial and Operational statistics
7. Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO)
8. Mobile Content and Applications
8.1 Introduction
8.2 e-Health
9. Related reports


List of Tables

Table 1 Mobile subscriber, annual change and penetration rate 1995 - 2016
Table 2 Mobile broadband subscribers 2012 - 2016
Table 3 Japan - mobile subscriber forecast 2016; 2018; 2021
Table 4 Mobile subscriber in Japan by operator and market share 2016
Table 5 Carrier share of mobile telephone and PHS market 2004 - 2016
Table 6 NTT DoCoMo major shareholders
Table 7 NTT DoCoMo revenue, net income, capex and EBITDA 2005 2016
Table 8 NTT DoCoMo ARPU and churn 2004 2016
Table 9 NTT DoCoMo subscribers 2011 - 2017
Table 10 NTT DoCoMo NOTTV subscribers 2014 - 2015
Table 11 NTT DoCoMo DCMX and iD members 2007 - 2015
Table 12 NTT DoCoMo Karada-no-kimochi subscribers 2014 - 2015
Table 13 KDDI mobile subscribers 2011 - 2016
Table 14 KDDI au ARPU, MOU and churn 2001 2016
Table 15 Softbank subscribers by segment 2007 2016
Table 16 Softbank financial data 1995 2016
Table 17 Softbank proportion of revenue by segment 2014 - 2015
Table 18 Softbank mobile ARPU and churn 2004 - 2016


List of Charts

Chart 1 Japan mobile subscribers and penetration 1995 - 2016


List of Exhibits

Exhibit 1 NTT DoCoMo investment in international operators

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