Japan - Major Operators - Overview and Statistics


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Japan - Major Operators - Overview and Statistics

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:

continuing solid capital expenditure by operators;
strong trend towards increased smartphone usage;
network dimensioning to cater for increased data usage;
increasing uptake of IPTV services;
FttX deployment accompanied by reduced pricing by operators sees strong growth;
investment in mobile apps capability;
J:COM acquired further shares in Japan Cablenet as corporate integration moved closer;
eMobile acquired by Softbank;
Softbank gains a 70% stake in US operator Sprint;
Softbank reported to be considering purchase of T-Mobile in US;
NTT Com acquires Virtela Technology Services to strengthen its global business;
DoCoMo planned to invest ¥880 billion (US$11 billion) in its LTE network by 2016
KDDI launched a state of the art tablet device branded PHOTO-U TV in early 2014.

Companies covered in this report include:

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


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
5. NTT DoCoMo
5.1.1 IPTV
5.2 Company overview
5.3 Financial statistics
5.4 Capex allocation
5.5 ARPU statistics
5.6 Operational statistics
5.7 Applications
5.7.1 Language translation
5.7.2 M-Health
5.7.3 Other applications
5.8 LTE
5.9 International investments
5.9.1 TTSL - India
5.9.2 PLDT - Philippines
5.9.3 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 2007 - 2013
Table 2 NTT major shareholders December 2013
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 - 2014
Table 6 NTT subscribers by service December 2013
Table 7 NTT Broadband subscribers and market share by segment 2004 2014
Table 8 NTT video service subscribers 2009 - 2014
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 2012 - 2014
Table 13 NTT DoCoMo ARPU, MOU and Churn 2004 - 2013
Table 14 NTT DoCoMo aggregate ARPU - mova, FOMA and Xi 2005 - 2012
Table 15 NTT DoCoMo aggregate ARPU - FOMA and Xi 2012 - 2014
Table 16 NTT DoCoMo's subscribers by technology and ARPU 2002 - 2014
Table 17 NTT DoCoMo ID payment terminals and DCMX members 2007 - 2012
Table 18 NTT DoCoMo infrastructure deployments: technology and speed 2006 - 2011
Table 19 KDDI financial data 2001 - 2014
Table 20 KDDI proportion of revenue by segment 2001 - 2013
Table 21 KDDI total capital expenditure on mobile and fixed line 2005 - 2014
Table 22 au subscribers by technology and market share 1997 2013
Table 23 KDDI au ARPU, MOU and churn 2001 2014
Table 24 TU-KA subscribers and market share 1997 2009
Table 25 ADSL and FttH subscribers 2005 2014
Table 26 Fixed access lines 2008 2014
Table 27 Softbank major shareholders March 2013
Table 28 Softbank distribution of ownership among shareholders March 2013
Table 29 Softbank financial data 1995 2013
Table 30 Softbank proportion of revenue by segment 2006 2013
Table 31 Softbank mobile ARPU and churn 2004 - 2013
Table 32 Softbank operational data thousands of subscribers 2007 - 2013
Table 33 Softbank and subsidiaries mobile subscribers December 2013
Table 34 IIJ revenue and net income 2006 - 2014
Table 35 J:COM financial data 2003 2013
Table 36 J:COM subscribers by service and monthly ARPU 2000 2014
Table 37 J:COM households by service bundling 2003 - 2012
Table 38 eAccess stakeholders September 2011
Table 39 eAccess financial data 2004 2013
Table 40 eAccess subscribers, ARPU, churn and acquisition cost 2008 2013
Table 41 eMobile subscribers, ARPU, churn and acquisition cost 2007 2013
Table 42 SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation individual subscribers 1997 - 2014
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 2013
Exhibit 3 NTT DoCoMo investment in international operators 2012
Exhibit 4 Softbank operations

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