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Japan - Telecommunications Infrastructure

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Japan - Telecommunications Infrastructure

Although NTT still dominates Japanese telecoms infrastructure, KDDI and Softbank are steadily taking steps to compete more efficiently and effectively with NTT, and in the past year have seen a substantial advantage over the incumbent in net additions to their networks. All operators have moved to IP-based Next Generation Networks after substantial investments. This report examines Japanese national and international infrastructure including submarine cables; CATV; satellite TV and digital terrestrial TV markets; and cloud computing.

Key Developments:

Substantial increase in international bandwidth as domestic and international consortiums invest in infrastructure; increased investment in data centres and cloud computing; assessment of infrastructure changes needed for earthquake resistant networks; switchover to digital television; over 50% Cable TV household penetration; green investments in renewable energy facilities

Companies covered in this report include:

NTT; KDDI; Softbank; Google; Fujitsu

1. Synopsis
2. Infrastructure developments in Japan
2.1 Overview
2.2 Stimulus package for ICT infrastructure
3. Fixed-network market
3.1 Market background
3.2 MYLINE Carrier Selection Service (CSS)
3.2.1 MYLINE calling categories
4. International infrastructure
4.1 Submarine cables
4.1.1 NTT and TransTelecom of Russia (HSCS)
4.1.2 Russia-Japan Cable Network (RJCN)
4.1.3 Trans-Pacific Express Cable Network (TPE)
4.1.4 APCN3
4.1.5 Pacific Crossing (PC-1)
4.1.6 Google investments
4.1.7 Asia Submarine Express (ASE)
4.1.8 Asia Pacific Gateway (APG)
4.1.9 South-East Asia Japan Cable (SJC)
4.2 Satellite
5. Television in Japan
5.1 Overview and statistics
5.2 Digital TV
5.3 Cable TV (CATV)
5.4 Satellite TV
6. Other infrastructure development
6.1 Data centres
6.2 Cloud computing
6.2.1 Asia investments
6.2.2 Japanese company developments
6.2.3 Japanese market size
6.3 High-speed fibre
6.4 Smart grid
6.5 Earthquake damage: March 2011
6.5.1 Impact on internet connectivity
6.5.2 Impact on telecommunications operators
6.5.3 Social media and measures by operators to help
6.5.4 Future steps to minimise earthquake impact
6.6 Smart city project for Tsunami-effected cities in Japan
6.7 Solar power projects
6.8 Internet exchange points
7. Related reports
Table 1 MYLINE subscribers 2002 - 2014
Table 2 MYLINE operator market share February 2012
Table 3 MYLINE operator market share December 2013
Table 4 International internet bandwidth 1995 - 2013
Table 5 Key television metrics in Japan 2012
Table 6 Japan TV industry revenue 2003 - 2012
Table 7 Japan take-up of DTV by platform 2012
Table 8 Japan pay-TV market share versus free-to-view TV 2003; 2008; 2010; 2012
Table 9 Cable TV operators, subscribers and household penetration 1999 - 2011
Table 10 Satellite broadcasters and BS and CS subscribers 1999 - 2011
Table 11 Selected cloud computing investments in Asia
Table 12 Cloud computing services market in Japan forecasts 2010 - 2015
Chart 1 International bandwidth 2005 - 2010
Exhibit 1 Major members of MYLINE Carriers Association February 2012
Exhibit 2 Major global/regional submarine cables with landing point in Japan - 2013

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