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Japan - Major Operators - Overview and Statistics


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Japan has been active in regulating its telecommunication industry to reduce the monopoly of NTT, and to introduce more effective competition. This has resulted in an increase to the number and size of competitors, reduced prices and facilitated the introduction of innovative telecoms applications. This report gives an overview of the operating environment within Japan, and describes the major players as they stand today. In addition to giving an overview of company history, the report reviews financial and operating data with ARPU figures and discusses current and future company strategies.

Key Developments:

Solid capital expenditure by all operators; trend towards increased smartphone usage; network dimensioning to cater for increased data usage; increasing uptake of IPTV services; strong FttX deployment accompanied by reduced pricing; investment in mobile apps capability; eMobile acquired by Softbank; Softbank gains a 70% stake in US operator Sprint

Companies covered in this report include:

NTT; KDDI; Softbank; eAccess; eMobile J:COM; Sky Perfect; IIJ


1. Synopsis
2. Operating environment
3. Major operators
4. NTT Corporation
4.1 Company Overview
4.2 Financial statistics
4.3 Government intervention
4.4 Business strategy
4.5 International expansion
4.6 NTT East and West broadband
4.6.1 Broadband statistics
4.6.2 ADSL
4.6.3 FttH
4.6.4 IPTV
5. NTT DoCoMo
5.1 Company overview
5.2 Financial statistics
5.3 Capex allocation
5.4 ARPU statistics
5.5 Operational statistics
5.6 Applications
5.6.1 Language translation
5.6.2 M-Health
5.6.3 Other applications
5.7 LTE
5.8 International investments
5.8.1 TTSL - India
5.8.2 PLDT - Philippines
5.8.3 VMG Media - Vietnam
6. KDDI Corporation
6.1 Company Overview
6.2 Financial statistics
6.2.1 Capex
6.3 Operations statistics
6.3.1 Mobile
6.3.2 Fixed line operations
6.4 Business strategy
7. Softbank Corporation
7.1 Company overview
7.2 Company background
7.3 Financial statistics
7.4 Operations statistics
8. Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ)
8.1 Company overview and background
8.2 Financial statistics
9. Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM)
9.1 Company overview
9.2 Company background
9.3 Financial statistics
9.4 Operations statistics
10. eAccess
10.1 Company Overview
10.2 Company Background
10.2.1 ACCA Networks
10.2.2 eMobile
10.3 Financial statistics
10.4 Operations statistics
10.4.1 Fixed-line statistics
10.4.2 Mobile statistics
10.5 Business strategies
11. Willcom (DDI Pocket)
12. SKY PerfecTV! Communications Inc (Sky Perfect JSAT)
13. Related reports
Table 1 – Internet, broadband, IP telephony and telecoms statistics for Japan – 2005 - 2012
Table 2 – NTT major shareholders – March 2012
Table 3 – NTT financial data – 2000 – 2013
Table 4 – NTT proportion of operating revenue by segment – 2001 – 2011
Table 5 – NTT forecast consolidated revenue composition – 2008 - 2013
Table 6 – NTT subscribers by service – December 2012
Table 7 – NTT Broadband subscribers and market share by segment – 2004 – 2013
Table 8 – NTT video service subscribers – 2009 - 2013
Table 9 – NTT DoCoMo major shareholders – March 2012
Table 10 – NTT DoCoMo revenue, net income, capex and EBITDA – 2005 – 2013
Table 11 – NTT DoCoMo CAPEX breakdown – 2007 – 2013
Table 12 – NTT DoCoMo subscribers – December 2012
Table 13 – NTT DoCoMo ARPU, MOU and Churn – 2004 - 2013
Table 14 – NTT DoCoMo aggregate ARPU, mova and FOMA – 2005 - 2012
Table 15 – NTT DoCoMo’s subscribers by technology and ARPU – 2002 - 2013
Table 16 – NTT DoCoMo ID payment terminals and DCMX members – 2007 - 2012
Table 17 – NTT DoCoMo infrastructure deployments: technology and speed – 2006 - 2011
Table 18 – KDDI financial data – 2001 - 2013
Table 19 – KDDI proportion of revenue by segment – 2001 - 2012
Table 20 – KDDI total capital expenditure on mobile and fixed line – 2005 - 2013
Table 21 – au subscribers by technology and market share – 1997 – 2013
Table 22 – KDDI au ARPU, MOU and churn – 2001 – 2013
Table 23 – TU-KA subscribers and market share – 1997 – 2009
Table 24 – ADSL and FttH subscribers – 2005 – 2013
Table 25 – Fixed access lines – 2008 – 2013
Table 26 – Softbank major shareholders – March 2012
Table 27 – Softbank distribution of ownership among shareholders – March 2012
Table 28 – Softbank financial data – 1995 – 2012
Table 29 – Softbank proportion of revenue by segment – 2006 – 2012
Table 30 – Softbank mobile ARPU and churn – 2004 - 2012
Table 31 – Softbank operational data – thousands of subscribers – 2006 - 2012
Table 32 – IIJ revenue and net income – 2006 - 2013
Table 33 – J:COM financial data – 2003 – 2012
Table 34 – J-COM subscribers by service and monthly ARPU – 2000 – 2012
Table 35 – J-COM households by service bundling – 2003 - 2012
Table 36 – eAccess stakeholders – September 2011
Table 37 – eAccess financial data – 2004 – 2013
Table 38 – eAccess subscribers, ARPU, churn and acquisition cost – 2008 – 2013
Table 39 – eMobile subscribers, ARPU, churn and acquisition cost – 2007 – 2013
Table 40 – SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation individual subscribers – 1997 - 2012
Chart 1 – NTT Group revenue, capex, ARPU – 2003 – 2012
Chart 2 – KDDI revenue, capex, ARPU – 2004 - 2013
Chart 3 – Softbank revenue, capex, ARPU – 2005 – 2012
Exhibit 1 – Significant telecoms operators in Japan
Exhibit 2 – NTT Group structure – March 2011
Exhibit 3 – NTT DoCoMo investment in international operators – March 2012
Exhibit 4 – Softbank operations

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