Japan - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

Japan possesses one of the most advanced and largest broadband markets in the world. 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. Fixed-line broadband market penetration has grown slowly over the past five years in a highly mature market.

Moving towards 2020, FttH will continue to increase its share of total fixed broadband subscriptions at the expense of DSL. This is expected to accelerate as the few remaining DSL users are encouraged to migrate off the remaining DSL. Over the next five years to 2023 fixed broadband growth is expected to continue to increase slowly.

Recognising the potential of applying ICT to improve both social and economic development, Japan has taken steps to develop a digital economy. Businesses, governments and private citizens have been instrumental in creating the online content and services that make up the digital economy.

Japan possesses a vibrant multichannel pay TV industry with services readily accessible across Japan via cable TV (CATV), satellite, IPTV and Over-the-top (OTT) Video-on-Demand (VoD). Although Japan has the necessary physical infrastructure to support OTT VoD, pure OTT players have not found much success as Japanese broadcasters, as the largest Japanese content producers, have traditionally been reluctant to release content to the OTT players believing it will cannibalize advertising revenue.

Key Developments:

  • Implementation of strong government policies over a decade see over 90% of households with access to FttX.
  • FttH will continue to increase its share of total fixed broadband subscriptions as DSL is phased out
  • Over the next five years to 2023 fixed broadband growth is expected to continue to increase slowly.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

NTT; KDDI; Softbank; J:COM; USEN; KDDI; UQ Communications; Hulu; K-Opticom; Tepco, SKY PerfecTV!, Hulu

Table of Contents

  • Market overview and analysis

  • Fixed broadband statistics and forecasts

  • Fixed broadband technologies

    • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
    • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
    • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) and Fibre-To-The-Home (FttH)
      • Statistics
    • Fixed wireless
      • WiMAX
      • WiFi
    • Other fixed broadband services
      • Broadband Internet via satellite
  • Fixed broadband providers

    • NTT East and West
    • KDDI
    • G.fast
    • Other providers
  • Digital economy

    • Introduction
    • E-Government
    • E-Health
  • Digital media

    • Introduction
    • Pay TV
    • Satellite TV
    • Internet Protocol TV (IPTV)
    • Video streaming
  • Related reports


List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Table 2 – Historic - Fixed broadband subscribers by access type – 1998 -2015
  • Table 3 – Historic - Fixed broadband subscriber annual change / market share by access type – 2001 – 2015
  • Table 4 – NTT Broadband subscribers and market share by segment – 2004 – 2018
  • Table 5 – Internet Users and Penetration – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 6 – Total international internet bandwidth – 2003 – 2017
  • Table 7 – Japan FttH subscribers by operator and market share – 2017
  • Table 8 –Japan FttH subscribers and penetration – 2002 – 2017
  • Table 9 – KDDI - ADSL and FttH subscribers – 2005 – 2017
  • Table 10 – Historic - Cable TV operators – market share – 2009 – 2016
  • Table 11 – NTT video service subscribers – 2009 – 2017

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 - 2023

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