Japan WAN Service Market Shares, 2015: SoftBank Shows High Growth

Japan WAN Service Market Shares, 2015: SoftBank Shows High Growth

This IDC study provides the 2015 market share of Japan's WAN services market based on the number of lines and revenue. L3 and L2 closed area network services, Ethernet leased line services, and managed Internet VPN services are the main focus of this study. "Strengthening relationships with new service providers such as cloud service providers in the enterprise WAN services market will be important to WAN service vendors in the future as these providers may hold the key to the selection of end-user access lines. WAN service vendors should establish a network and sales system that can support the needs of service providers such as speed requirements," says Yoko Ono, senior market analyst, Communications, IDC Japan.

IDC Market Share Figure
Executive Summary
Market share
L3 and L2 Closed Area Network (Overall)
L3 Bandwidth Guaranteed
L2 Bandwidth Guaranteed
L3 Best Effort
L2 Best Effort
Ethernet Leased Lines
Managed Internet VPN
Internet Initiative (IIJ)
NTT Communications
Colt Technology Services (Former KVH)
Market Context
Decreasing Bit Prices and Downward Migration
Increased Use of Cloud Services
Increasing Sophistication of WAN Services Utilizing SDN/NFV Technologies
Outsourcing of WAN Services
Importance of Supporting the Needs of Service-Provider Customers
Market Definition
WAN Services
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