Although NTT still dominates Japanese telecoms infrastructure, KDDI and Softbank are steadily taking steps to compete more efficiently and effectively with NTT, and in the past year have seen a substantial advantage over the incumbent in net additions to their networks. All operators have moved to IP-based Next Generation Networks after substantial investments. This report examines Japanese national and international infrastructure including submarine cables; CATV; satellite TV and digital terrestrial TV markets; and cloud computing.
Substantial increase in international bandwidth as domestic and international consortiums invest in infrastructure; increased investment in data centres and cloud computing; assessment of infrastructure changes needed for earthquake resistant networks; switchover to digital television; over 50% Cable TV household penetration; green investments in renewable energy facilities
Companies covered in this report include:
NTT; KDDI; Softbank; Google; Fujitsu