1 Key statistics

2 Regional Asian Market Comparison

3 Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector

3.1 Economic considerations and responses

3.2 Subscribers

3.3 Infrastructure

4 Telecommunications market

4.1 Market overview and analysis

5 Regulatory environment

5.1 Regulatory authority

5.1.1 MPHPT/MIC

5.1.2 Radio Regulatory Council

5.1.3 Telecommunications Council

5.1.4 Telecommunications Carriers Association

5.1.5 Japan Internet Providers' Association (JAIPA)

5.1.6 Legislation

5.2 Fixed-line developments

5.2.1 Government investment in infrastructure

5.2.2 Skill building, education and demand programs

5.2.3 Competition policy

5.2.4 Network non-discrimination

5.2.5 Spectrum policy

5.2.6 Broadband policy

5.2.7 Wholesale / Pricing

5.2.8 Access

5.2.9 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)

5.2.10 MYLINE calling categories

5.3 Mobile network developments

5.3.1 Fees for mobile services

5.3.2 Licensing and spectrum auctions

6 Mobile market

6.1 Mobile statistics

6.2 Mobile infrastructure

6.2.1 6G

6.2.2 5G

6.2.3 4G (LTE)

6.2.4 3G

6.2.5 2G

6.2.6 Mobile broadband

6.2.7 Other infrastructure developments

6.2.8 M-payment

6.3 Major mobile operators

6.3.1 Entry of new mobile providers

6.3.2 NTT DoCoMo

6.3.3 KDDI

6.3.4 SoftBank Mobile

6.3.5 Ratuken Mobile

6.3.6 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO)

7 Fixed-line broadband market

7.1 Market overview and analysis

7.2 Fixed broadband statistics

7.3 Fixed broadband technologies

7.3.1 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks

7.3.2 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks

7.3.3 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks

7.3.4 Fixed wireless

7.3.5 Other fixed broadband services

7.4 Fixed broadband providers

7.4.1 NTT East and West

7.4.2 KDDI

7.4.3 G.fast

7.4.4 Other providers

8 Fixed network operators

8.1 NTT Corporation

8.2 KDDI Corporation

8.3 SoftBank Corporation

8.4 Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ)

9 Telecommunications infrastructure

9.1 Overview of the national telecom network

9.2 NTT NGN

9.3 Submarine cables

9.3.1 Hokkaido-Sakhalin Cable System (HSCS)

9.3.2 Russia-Japan Cable Network (RJCN)

9.3.3 Trans-Pacific Express Cable Network (TPE)

9.3.4 Pacific Crossing (PC-1)

9.3.5 Google investments

9.3.6 Asia Submarine Express (ASE)

9.3.7 Asia Pacific Gateway (APG)

9.3.8 South-East Asia Japan Cable (SJC)

9.3.9 Japan-US Cable

9.4 Satellite

9.5 Data centres

9.6 Smart infrastructure

9.6.1 Driverless cars

9.6.2 Smart grids

9.6.3 Smart cities

9.6.4 Kawasaki

10 Glossary of abbreviations

11 Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities 2021 (e)
Table 2 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 3 Growth in the number of LTE subscribers 2014 2020
Table 4 Development of mobile revenue and capex (¥ billion) 2016 2018
Table 5 Development of Rakuten Mobile's financial data (¥ million) 2018 2021
Table 6 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 7 Mobile subscribers in Japan by operator (million) 2010 2021
Table 8 Market share of mobile subscribers by operators 2013 2020
Table 9 Development of NTT DoCoMo's financial data (¥ billion) 2010 2021
Table 10 Change in NTT DoCoMo's ARPU by type (¥) 2017 2021
Table 11 Change in the number of NTT DoCoMo's mobile subscribers by type (million) 2011 2021
Table 12 Change in KDDI's mobile ARPU and churn rate 2019 2021
Table 13 Growth in the number of KDDI's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Table 14 Change in the number of SoftBank subscriber by segment (million) 2011 2021
Table 15 Development of SoftBank's financial data (¥ billion) 2011 2021
Table 16 Change in SoftBank's mobile ARPU and churn 2010 2020
Table 17 IIJ financial data (¥ billion) 2010 2021
Table 18 Growth in the number of IIJ MVNO's subscribers 2014 2021
Table 19 Change in the number of IIJ's consumer and enterprise internet subscribers 2009 2021
Table 20 Development of JCI's financial data (¥ billion) 2010 2021
Table 21 Development of Line Mobile's financial data (¥ billion) 2015 2020
Table 22 Growth in the number of Line Mobile's subscribers 2014 2020
Table 23 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 24 Fixed broadband subscribers by access type 2011 2020
Table 25 Growth in the number of internet users and penetration 2011 2019
Table 26 Growth in the number of fibre broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2020
Table 27 NTT's fixed broadband subscribers by segment (million) 2015 2021
Table 28 KDDI's DSL and FttP subscribers 2011 2021
Table 29 NTT Corp's major shareholders
Table 30 Development of NTT Corp's financial data (¥ billion) 2011 2021
Table 31 Change in the number of NTT Corp's fixed-line subscribers by service (million) 2015 2021
Table 32 Development of KDDI's financial data (¥ billion) 2011 2021
Table 33 Change in KDDI's capex by sector (¥ billion) 2011 2021
Table 34 Decline in the number of fixed lines and teledensity 2011 2026
Table 35 Fixed-line subscribers by type (thousand) 2013 2020
Table 36 Total international internet bandwidth 2011 2017
Table 37 Historic - Carrier share of mobile telephone and PHS market 2004 2011
Table 38 Historic - NTT DoCoMo ARPU and churn 2004 2017
Table 39 Historic - NTT DoCoMo revenue, net income, capex and EBITDA 2005 2010
Table 40 Historic - KDDI - ARPU and churn 2001 2017
Table 41 Historic - SoftBank financial data 1995 2010
Table 42 Historic - SoftBank mobile ARPU and churn 2004 2010
Table 43 Historic - Fixed broadband subscribers by access type 1998 2010
Table 44 Historic - Fixed broadband subscriber annual change / market share by access type 2001 2015
Table 45 Historic - NTT Broadband subscribers and market share by segment 2004 2018
Table 46 Historic - Japan FttH subscribers by operator and market share 2017
Table 47 Historic - Japan FttH subscribers and penetration 2002 2010
Table 48 Historic KDDI's DSL and FttP subscribers 2005 2010
Table 49 Historic - NTT financial data 2000 2010
Table 50 Historic - NTT video service subscribers 2009 2017
Table 51 Historic - KDDI financial data 2001 2010
Table 52 Historic - KDDI total capital expenditure on mobile and fixed line (¥ billion) 2005 2010
Table 53 Historic - IIJ revenue and net income (¥ million) 2006 2010
Table 54 Historic - Fixed line - Subscribers and penetration 1993 2010
Table 55 Historic - Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2007 2010
Table 56 Historic - KDDI mobile subscribers 2004 2010
Table 57 Historic - SoftBank subscribers (millions) by segment 2007 2010
Table 58 Historic - Internet Users and Penetration 2007 2010
Table 59 Historic - Total international internet bandwidth 2007 2010

List of Charts
Chart 1 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index by Market Category
Chart 2 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 3 Telecoms Maturity Index Northern Asia
Chart 4 North Asia - fixed and mobile broadband penetration rates
Chart 5 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 6 Growth in the number of LTE subscribers 2014 2020
Chart 7 Development of mobile revenue and capex 2016 2018
Chart 8 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 9 Mobile subscribers in Japan by operator 2010 2021
Chart 10 Market share of mobile subscribers by operators 2013 2020
Chart 11 Development of NTT DoCoMo's financial data 2010 2021
Chart 12 Change in NTT DoCoMo's ARPU by type (¥) 2017 2021
Chart 13 Change in the number of NTT DoCoMo's mobile subscribers by type 2011 2021
Chart 14 Growth in the number of KDDI's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 15 Change in the number of SoftBank subscriber by segment (million) 2011 2021
Chart 16 Development of SoftBank's financial data 2011 2021
Chart 17 IIJ financial data 2010 2021
Chart 18 Growth in the number of IIJ MVNO's subscribers 2014 2021
Chart 19 Change in the number of IIJ's consumer and enterprise internet subscribers 2009 2021
Chart 20 Development of JCI's financial data 2010 2021
Chart 21 Line mobile financial data 2015 2020
Chart 22 Growth in the number of Line Mobile's subscribers 2014 2020
Chart 23 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 24 Fixed broadband subscribers by access type 2013 2020
Chart 25 Growth in the number of fibre broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2020
Chart 26 NTT's fixed broadband subscribers by segment 2015 2021
Chart 27 KDDI's DSL and FttP subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 28 Development of NTT Corp's financial data (¥ billion) 2011 2021
Chart 29 Change in the number of NTT Corp's fixed-line subscribers by service (million) 2015 2021
Chart 30 Development of KDDI's financial data 2011 2021
Chart 31 Change in KDDI's capex by sector (¥ billion) 2011 2021
Chart 32 Decline in the number of fixed lines and teledensity 2011 2026
Chart 33 Fixed-line subscribers by type 2013 2020

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Key Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 Northern Asia - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
Exhibit 3 NTT DoCoMo's investment in international operators
Exhibit 4 NTT Group structure
Exhibit 5 SoftBank operations
Exhibit 6 Major global/regional submarine cables with landing point in Japan

Companies Mentioned
NTT, KDDI, SoftBank Mobile, Internet Initiative Japan, eAccess, eMobile, Rakuten, IIJ, JCI, Line Mobile