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

Synopsis

Mobile subscriber growth is expected to be relatively low over the next five years to 2023 due to a highly mature and highly competitive market. The market will be driven by the uptake of both 4G LTE and 5G services.

Japan’s mobile market is dominated by three major operators – NTT DoCoMo, KDDI and Softbank Mobile. However, the Japanese government was looking to open its mobile market up to new players for 5G services. This could result in the entry of new players, even those from outside the traditional telecoms space, and potential foreign players, including those looking to target the Internet of Things, virtual reality and automotive applications. Japan’s largest e-commerce company is working on plans to build its own nationwide 4G mobile network with an intended launch by 2019.

Mobile broadband subscriber growth is expected to be relatively low over the next five years to 2023 due to a highly mature mobile subscriber market, with the vast majority of subscribers already having wireless broadband access.

The three carriers plan on launching 5G services commercially in 2020, with DOCOMO targeting nationwide coverage by 2023. The anticipated surge in interest for IoT and related technologies such as driverless cars is expected to help fuel a boom in spending.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) is preparing to embark on R&D work in Japan to explore a new telecoms standard that will eventually succeed 5G technology.

Key Developments:

  • The three carriers plan on launching 5G services commercially in 2020.
  • DOCOMO is targeting nationwide 5G coverage by 2023.
  • Th MIC will explore a new telecoms standard that will eventually succeed 5G technology.

Companies covered in this report include:

NTT DoCoMo; KDDI; Softbank; eAccess, eMobile;

Table of Contents

  • Market overview and analysis

    • Background
  • Mobile statistics and forecast

  • Mobile broadband statistics and forecast

  • Regulatory issues

    • Fees for mobile services
    • Licensing and Spectrum
      • 3G
      • LTE
      • 5G
  • Mobile infrastructure

    • 2G
    • 3G
    • 4G
    • 5G
      • Overview
      • Trials and Testing
    • VoLTE
  • Major mobile operators

    • Operators
    • Entry of new mobile providers
    • NTT DoCoMo
    • KDDI
    • Softbank Mobile
    • Ratuken Mobile
  • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO)

    • IIJ
    • JCI
    • Line Mobile
  • Related reports


  • List of Tables

    • Table 1 – Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
    • Table 2 – Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
    • Table 3– Mobile subscribers in Japan by operator and market share – 2018
    • Table 4 – Historic - Carrier share of mobile telephone and PHS market – 2004 – 2011
    • Table 5 – NTT DoCoMo major shareholders
    • Table 6 – NTT DoCoMo revenue, net income, capex and EBITDA – 2005 – 2018
    • Table 7 – Historic - NTT DoCoMo ARPU and churn – 2004 – 2017
    • Table 8 – NTT DoCoMo ARPU (¥)– 2017 – 2018
    • Table 9 – NTT DoCoMo subscribers (thousands) – 2011 – 2019
    • Table 10 – Historic - KDDI - ARPU and churn – 2001 – 2017
    • Table 11 – KDDI ARPU and Churn Rate (¥)– 2017 – 2018
    • Table 12 – KDDI mobile subscribers – 2011 – 2018
    • Table 13– Softbank subscribers (millions) by segment– 2007 – 2018
    • Table 14 – Softbank financial data – 1995 – 2018
    • Table 15 – Softbank mobile ARPU and churn – 2004 – 2018

    List of Charts

    • Chart 1 – Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
    • Chart 2 – Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023

    List of Exhibits

    • Exhibit 1 – NTT DoCoMo investment in international operators

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