Japan - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
Japan’s telecommunications sector is one of the most developed markets in the world.
Japan’s market is served by three multi-service operators offering fixed-line telephony, fixed broadband access, mobile voice telephony, mobile broadband access and pay TV services. Japan’s fixed line market is dominated by incumbent operator NTT.
Fixed line growth in Japan have been stagnant over the past five years. This trend is predicted to continue over the next five years to 2023.
The fixed broadband market is supported largely by two technology platforms: cable TV (CATV) and FttH, with the latter more prominent.
Japan’s mobile market is dominated by three major operators – NTT DoCoMo, KDDI and Softbank Mobile. However, the Japanese government is looking to open its mobile market up to new players for 5G services. Japan’s largest e-commerce company is working on plans to build its own nationwide 4G mobile network with an intended launch by 2019.
Japan possesses a large and vibrant television industry due to its unique culture and market size. Legislation enacted to restrict ownership has led to a plethora of broadcasters. Japan’s vertically integrated broadcasting industry means broadcasters create as well as distribute content.
Stagnant growth in the fixed line market is predicted to continue over the next five years to 2022.
The Japanese government is looking to open its mobile market up to new players for 5G services.
Japan's first Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) trials are commencing.
Companies covered in this report include:
NTT; KDDI; Softbank Mobile, Internet Initiative Japan.
Table of Contents
Market overview and analysis
Regional Asian Market Comparison
Radio Regulatory Council
Telecommunications Carriers Association
Japan Internet Providers’ Association (JAIPA)
Government investment in infrastructure
Skill building, education and demand programs
Wholesale / Pricing
Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
MYLINE calling categories
Fixed network operators
Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ)
Overview of the national telecom network
NTT and TransTelecom of Russia (HSCS)
Russia-Japan Cable Network (RJCN)
Trans-Pacific Express Cable Network (TPE)
Pacific Crossing (PC-1)
Asia Submarine Express (ASE)
Asia Pacific Gateway (APG)
South-East Asia Japan Cable (SJC)
KDDI landing station
Key market characteristics and analysis
Key regional markets
Market drivers and restraints
Major data centre providers
Internet Of Things (Iot)
Solar power projects
Smart city project for Tsunami-effected cities in Japan
List of Tables
Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities – 2018 (e)
Table 2 – Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network