Japan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

  • March 2013
  • -
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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  • 145 pages

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:

Market and industry analyses, trends and developments;
Facts, figures and statistics;
Industry and regulatory issues;
Infrastructure;
Major Players, Revenues, Subscribers, ARPU;
Internet, VoIP, IPTV;
Mobile Voice and Data Markets;
Broadband (FttH, DSL, cable TV, wireless);
Convergence and Digital Media.

Table Of Contents

1. Key Statistics
1.1 Country Overview
1.1.1 Background
1.1.2 Japan's Economy
2. Telecommunications Market
2.1 Overview of Japan's telecom market
2.2 Competition in the market
2.3 Telecommunications market sectors
2.3.1 Fixed-line and mobile phones
2.3.2 Internet and broadband
2.3.3 Internet statistics
3. Regulatory Environment
3.1 Major stages of reform industry
3.2 Major stages of reform Broadband
3.3 Major stages of reform New ICT strategy'
3.4 The MPHPT/MIC
3.5 Radio Regulatory Council
3.6 Telecommunications Council
3.7 Telecommunications Carriers Association
3.8 Japan Internet Providers' Association (JAIPA)
3.9 Universal Service Fund Obligation
3.10 Policy interventions and outcomes
3.10.1 Government investment in infrastructure
3.10.2 Skill building, education and demand programs
3.10.3 Competition policy
3.10.4 Network non-discrimination
3.10.5 Spectrum policy
4. Fixed Network Market
4.1 Market background
4.2 MYLINE Carrier Selection Service (CSS)
4.2.1 MYLINE calling categories
5. Major Operators
5.1 Operating environment
5.2 Major operators
5.3 NTT Corporation
5.3.1 Company Overview
5.3.2 Financial statistics
5.3.3 Government intervention
5.3.4 Business strategy
5.3.5 International expansion
5.3.6 NTT East and West broadband
5.4 NTT DoCoMo
5.4.1 Company overview
5.4.2 Financial statistics
5.4.3 Capex allocation
5.4.4 ARPU statistics
5.4.5 Operational statistics
5.4.6 Applications
5.4.7 LTE
5.4.8 International investments
5.5 KDDI Corporation
5.5.1 Company Overview
5.5.2 Financial statistics
5.5.3 Operations statistics
5.5.4 Business strategy
5.6 Softbank Corporation
5.6.1 Company overview
5.6.2 Company background
5.6.3 Financial statistics
5.6.4 Operations statistics
5.7 Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ)
5.7.1 Company overview and background
5.7.2 Financial statistics
5.8 Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM)
5.8.1 Company overview
5.8.2 Company background
5.8.3 Financial statistics
5.8.4 Operations statistics
5.9 eAccess
5.9.1 Company Overview
5.9.2 Company Background
5.9.3 Financial statistics
5.9.4 Operations statistics
5.9.5 Business strategies
5.10 Willcom (DDI Pocket)
5.11 SKY PerfecTV! Communications Inc (Sky Perfect JSAT)
6. Telecommunications Infrastructure
6.1 Overview
6.2 Stimulus package for ICT infrastructure
6.3 International infrastructure
6.3.1 Submarine cables
6.3.2 Satellite
6.4 Other infrastructure development
6.4.1 Data centres
6.4.2 Cloud computing
6.4.3 High-speed fibre
6.4.4 Smart grid
6.4.5 Earthquake damage: March 2011
6.4.6 Smart city project for Tsunami-effected cities in Japan
6.4.7 Solar power projects
6.4.8 Internet exchange points
7. Broadband Market
7.1 Background
7.2 Overview
7.3 Broadband statistics
7.3.1 Aggregate broadband subscribers
7.3.2 Broadband subscribers by access type
7.4 Electric power utilities
7.5 Broadband policy
7.5.1 Overview
7.5.2 Regulatory framework
7.5.3 U-Japan
7.5.4 New IT reform strategy
7.5.5 Next Generation Broadband strategy FY 2010
7.5.6 Japan's New Generation Network
7.6 Broadband Technologies
7.6.1 Overview
7.6.2 Broadband charges into 2012
7.6.3 Cable modems
7.6.4 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 satellite
7.7 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
7.7.1 Background
7.7.2 Statistics
7.8 Internet Protocol TV (IPTV)
7.8.1 Hulu
7.8.2 Softbank acquisitions
7.9 Broadband Survey results
7.9.1 2008
7.9.2 2009
7.9.3 2010
8. Digital Media / Digital Economy
8.1 Television in Japan
8.1.1 Overview and statistics
8.1.2 Digital TV
8.1.3 Cable TV (CATV)
8.1.4 Satellite TV
8.2 E-government
8.2.1 Overview
8.2.2 Comprehensive government decisions on e-government
8.2.3 Promotion of online use of administrative procedures
8.2.4 Promotion of electronic provision of government information
8.2.5 Promotion of activities to publicise and disseminate e-government
8.2.6 Promotion of optimisation of work and systems
8.2.7 Improvement of government procurement related to information systems
8.2.8 Promotion of information security measures
8.2.9 Promotion of local e-governments
8.2.10 Status 2010
9. Mobile Communications
9.1 Mobile communications market
9.1.1 Background
9.1.2 Mobile statistics
9.1.3 Market status 2012
9.1.4 Differentiation efforts
9.2 Mobile technologies
9.2.1 PDC
9.2.2 CDMA
9.2.3 PHS
9.2.4 Third Generation (3G) mobile
9.2.5 LTE (Long-Term Evolution)/4G
9.2.6 LTE-Advanced
9.3 Mobile handset market
9.3.1 Smartphone adoption
9.3.2 Unlocked handsets
9.3.3 iPhone
9.3.4 Android
9.3.5 iPads
9.3.6 E-Readers
9.3.7 Tablets
9.4 Major mobile operators
9.4.1 Overview
9.4.2 Statistics
9.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO)
9.6 Mobile services
9.6.1 Market background
9.6.2 Prepaid cards
9.6.3 SMS
9.6.4 Wi-Fi
9.6.5 Mobile Internet
9.7 Mobile content
9.7.1 Operators extend video, gaming services to competitor's networks
9.7.2 Global Positioning System (GPS)
9.7.3 Mobile payment
9.7.4 Mobile banking
9.7.5 Mobile contactless payment (NFC)
9.7.6 Mobile advertising
9.7.7 Mobile TV and radio
9.7.8 Mobile ringtone and music downloads
9.7.9 Mobile social gaming
9.7.10 M2M
9.8 Mobile applications
9.8.1 Earthquake alerts
9.8.2 Personal trainer
9.8.3 QR code readers
9.8.4 Environmental sensors
10. Forecasts
10.1 Forecast Fixed line subscribers 2013 - 2014; 2018
10.2 Forecast: Mobile subscribers 2012-2018
10.2.1 Forecast: Total mobile subscribers 2012-2018
10.3 Forecast broadband subscribers: 2012-2013; 2017
10.4 Forecast FttX subscribers: 2012-2013; 2017
Table 1 Country statistics Japan 2013
Table 2 Telecom revenue and investment statistics 2012
Table 3 Telephone network statistics December 2012
Table 4 Internet user statistics March 2012
Table 5 Broadband statistics December 2012
Table 6 Mobile statistics December 2012
Table 7 National telecommunications authorities
Table 8 Percentage share of global GDP 1991; 2014
Table 9 Telecoms service revenue 1985; 1989; 1993; 1997; 2001; 2006 - 2011
Table 10 Number of competitive telecommunications carriers: 1985; 1989; 1993; 1997; 2001; 2005 - 2012
Table 11 Number of telecommunications carriers in Japan September 2012
Table 12 Subscribers and penetration: fixed-line versus mobile 1993 - 2014
Table 13 Fixed-line subscribers by technology 1997 - 2012
Table 14 Broadband subscribers and population penetration 2005 - 2012
Table 15 Carrier share of broadband subscribers 2005 - 2010
Table 16 Internet users, growth and penetration rate 1998 - 2012
Table 17 Broadband household connectivity and service availability 2006 - 2008; 2011
Table 18 MYLINE subscribers 2002 - 2013
Table 19 MYLINE operator market share February 2012
Table 20 Internet, broadband, IP telephony and telecoms statistics for Japan 2005 - 2012
Table 21 NTT major shareholders March 2012
Table 22 NTT financial data 2000 2013
Table 23 NTT proportion of operating revenue by segment 2001 2011
Table 24 NTT forecast consolidated revenue composition 2008 - 2013
Table 25 NTT subscribers by service December 2012
Table 26 NTT Broadband subscribers and market share by segment 2004 2013
Table 27 NTT video service subscribers 2009 - 2013
Table 28 NTT DoCoMo major shareholders March 2012
Table 29 NTT DoCoMo revenue, net income, capex and EBITDA 2005 2013
Table 30 NTT DoCoMo CAPEX breakdown 2007 2013
Table 31 NTT DoCoMo subscribers December 2012
Table 32 NTT DoCoMo ARPU, MOU and Churn 2004 - 2013
Table 33 NTT DoCoMo aggregate ARPU, mova and FOMA 2005 - 2012
Table 34 NTT DoCoMo's subscribers by technology and ARPU 2002 - 2013
Table 35 NTT DoCoMo ID payment terminals and DCMX members 2007 - 2012
Table 36 NTT DoCoMo infrastructure deployments: technology and speed 2006 - 2011
Table 37 KDDI financial data 2001 - 2013
Table 38 KDDI proportion of revenue by segment 2001 - 2012
Table 39 KDDI total capital expenditure on mobile and fixed line 2005 - 2013
Table 40 au subscribers by technology and market share 1997 2013
Table 41 KDDI au ARPU, MOU and churn 2001 2013
Table 42 TU-KA subscribers and market share 1997 2009
Table 43 ADSL and FttH subscribers 2005 2013
Table 44 Fixed access lines 2008 2013
Table 45 Softbank major shareholders March 2012
Table 46 Softbank distribution of ownership among shareholders March 2012
Table 47 Softbank financial data 1995 2012
Table 48 Softbank proportion of revenue by segment 2006 2012
Table 49 Softbank mobile ARPU and churn 2004 - 2012
Table 50 Softbank operational data thousands of subscribers 2006 - 2012
Table 51 IIJ revenue and net income 2006 - 2013
Table 52 J:COM financial data 2003 2012
Table 53 J-COM subscribers by service and monthly ARPU 2000 2012
Table 54 J-COM households by service bundling 2003 - 2012
Table 55 eAccess stakeholders September 2011
Table 56 eAccess financial data 2004 2013
Table 57 eAccess subscribers, ARPU, churn and acquisition cost 2008 2013
Table 58 eMobile subscribers, ARPU, churn and acquisition cost 2007 2013
Table 59 SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation individual subscribers 1997 - 2012
Table 60 International internet bandwidth 1995 - 2010
Table 61 Selected cloud computing investments in Asia
Table 62 Cloud computing services market in Japan forecasts 2010 - 2015
Table 63 Broadband subscribers and households September 2012
Table 64 Broadband subscribers and market share by access type September 2012
Table 65 Broadband subscribers by access type 1998 2013
Table 66 Broadband subscriber annual change and market share by access type 2001 - 2012
Table 67 Broadband internet access from the home by technology type 1998 2013
Table 68 Broadband household connectivity and service availability 2006 - 2008; 2011
Table 69 Tariffs for broadband services 2008
Table 70 DSL subscribers and market share by operator June 2012
Table 71 FttH subscribers and market share by operator June 2012
Table 72 Change in ARPU from FttH 2005 - 2010
Table 73 WiMAX subscribers (BWA) - UQ Communications: 2009 - 2012
Table 74 VoIP subscribers and annual change 2004 - 2012
Table 75 VoIP subscribers and market share by operator June 2012
Table 76 NTT services and charges 2009
Table 77 Key television metrics in Japan 2012
Table 78 Japan TV industry revenue 2003 - 2012
Table 79 Japan take-up of DTV by platform 2012
Table 80 Japan pay-TV market share versus free-to-view TV 2003; 2008; 2010; 2012
Table 81 Cable TV operators, subscribers and household penetration 1999 - 2011
Table 82 Satellite broadcasters and BS and CS subscribers 1999 - 2011
Table 83 Mobile subscriber, annual change and penetration rate 1995 - 2014
Table 84 Market share of mobile operators in Japan December 2012
Table 85 Mobile subscribers by system December 2012
Table 86 Carrier share of mobile telephone and PHS market 2004 - 2012
Table 87 cdmaOne, CDMA2000 1x and WCDMA subscribers 1999 - 2012
Table 88 PHS subscribers by carrier 2004 2012
Table 89 PHS subscribers 1995 2012
Table 90 3G mobile subscribers by operator December 2012
Table 91 Japan 3G subscribers 2001 2013
Table 92 Japan LTE subscribers 2010 - 2013
Table 93 NTT DoCoMo LTE roadmap 2011 2013; 2015
Table 94 Number of handsets sold 2006 - 2010
Table 95 Google and Apple Smartphone platform audience in Japan 2010 - 2012
Table 96 Mobile subscribers, ARPU and churn by operator 2004 - 2012
Table 97 Net addition share by operator 2006 - 2011
Table 98 MVNO subscribers 2009 - 2012
Table 99 Prepaid mobile subscribers December 2010
Table 100 Mobile Internet subscribers, services and technology by provider December 2012
Table 101 Mobile Internet subscribers by providers 2004 - 2012
Table 102 Mobile Internet subscribers 2000 2012
Table 103 Forecast fixed line subscribers and penetration - lower band: 2013-2014; 2018
Table 104 Forecast fixed line subscribers and penetration - higher band: 2013-2014; 2018
Table 105 Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration lower band forecast 2013 - 2014; 2018
Table 106 Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration higher band forecast 2013 - 2014; 2018
Table 107 Forecast broadband subscribers and penetration lower band: 2012-2013; 2017
Table 108 Forecast broadband subscribers and penetration higher band: 2012-2013; 2017
Table 109 Forecast FttX subscribers and penetration - lower band: 2012-2013; 2017
Table 110 Forecast FttX subscribers and penetration - higher band: 2012-2012; 2017
Chart 1 Japan fixed-line and mobile subscribers 1993 - 2014
Chart 2 Internet penetration rate of key countries June 2012
Chart 3 NTT Group revenue, capex, ARPU 2003 2012
Chart 4 KDDI revenue, capex, ARPU 2004 - 2013
Chart 5 Softbank revenue, capex, ARPU 2005 2012
Chart 6 International bandwidth 2005 - 2010
Chart 7 Japan broadband subscribers and population penetration 2000 - 2013
Chart 8 Japan cable modem subscribers and population penetration 1998 - 2013
Chart 9 Japan DSL subscribers and population penetration 1999 - 2013
Chart 10 Japan FttX subscribers and population penetration 2002 - 2013
Chart 11 Japan mobile subscriber growth and population penetration 1995 - 2014
Chart 12 Japan 2G, 3G and LTE growth 2000 - 2013
Exhibit 1 Map of Japan
Exhibit 2 Major members of MYLINE Carriers Association February 2012
Exhibit 3 Significant telecoms operators in Japan
Exhibit 4 NTT Group structure March 2011
Exhibit 5 NTT DoCoMo investment in international operators March 2012
Exhibit 6 Softbank operations
Exhibit 7 Major global/regional submarine cables with landing point in Japan - 2010
Exhibit 8 Differences between NXGN and NWGN
Exhibit 9 Representative charges per service in Tokyo 2008
Exhibit 10 NTT IPTV services and features 2009 - 2010
Exhibit 11 Long-term evolution (LTE) roadmap in Japan 2008 - 2012

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