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NTT, KDDI, and SoftBank Among Leading Operators in Japan Telecom Market | Globaldata Plc

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NTT has been gearing up to construct a pilot 6G mobile network ahead of the 2025 World Expo in Osaka

LONDON, July 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The “Japan Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report” offered by GlobalData Plc provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Japan today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2026. Published annually, the report provides a detailed analysis of the near-term opportunities, competitive dynamics, and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile, and pay-TV markets, as well as a review of key regulatory trends.

The Japan telecom market size was valued at $119.8 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 4% during 2021-2026. The telecom market growth in Japan will be driven by the ongoing 5G network expansion by major MNOs like NTT Docomo, KDDI, Softbank and Rakuten, which will create opportunities for wireless network infrastructure and equipment vendors.

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Japan Telecom Market - Competitive Landscape

NTT Docomo leads the mobile market in terms of mobile subscriptions, followed by KDDI. Over the forecast period, NTT will maintain its leading position in the mobile service industry, supported by its sustained focus on mobile network expansion. It is also concentrating on the deployment of 6G technology, with an intention to deliver it commercially by 2030.

Leading Telecom Operators in Japan

  • NTT: Focusing on 5G network modernization and upgradation, NTT teamed up with Nokia in December 2021 to supply its O-RAN fronthaul multi-vendor solution. This step will allow the operator to use more independent hardware and software combinations in the future to optimize its network.

  • KDDI: Focusing on Internet network expansion, KDDI has teamed up with aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services provider SpaceX (Starlink) to provide high speed Internet connectivity to remote islands and mountainous regions in Japan via the US firm’s satellites. About 1,200 places will receive high-speed, low-latency satellite broadband Internet starting in 2022.

  • SoftBank: It collaborated with Nokia to deploy a shared radio access network (RAN) across Japan in October 2021. This rollout will reportedly enable Softbank to scale capacity flexibly and efficiently as their 5G business evolves. It also teamed up with Ericsson in June 2021 to deploy Multi-Operator Radio Access Network (MORAN) technology in its network. This move will reportedly allow for modern, flexible, and efficient network deployment across the nation.

Other Telecom Operators in Japan

  • IIJ

  • Rakuten Mobile

  • Optage

  • Others

Japan Telecom Market Share by Operators


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Japan Telecom Market Regulatory Highlights
To strengthen cyber defense in the country, the Japanese government announced plans to adopt new legislation for 14 vital infrastructure sectors, including telecommunications, in May 2021. The government will require operators of key infrastructure to address national security concerns when procuring foreign-made equipment.

Japan Telecom Market Segmentation by Service

  • Mobile services

  • Fixed services

  • Pay-TV services

Japan Telecom Market Analysis by Service

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Japan Telecom Market Report Scope

The Country Intelligence Report provides an in-depth analysis of the following –

  • The demographic and macroeconomic context in Japan.

  • The regulatory environment and trends: a review of the regulatory setting and agenda for the next 18-24 months as well as relevant developments about spectrum licensing, DTT migration, IoT regulations, etc.

  • Telecom and pay-TV services market outlook: analysis as well as historical figures and forecasts of service revenue from the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile voice, mobile data, and pay-TV markets.

  • The competitive landscape: an examination of the positioning of leading players in the telecom and pay-TV services market as well as subscription market shares across segments.

  • Company snapshots: analysis of the financial position of leading service providers in the telecommunications and pay-TV markets.

  • Underlying assumptions behind our published base-case forecasts, as well as potential market developments that would alter, either positively or negatively, our base-case outlook.

Reasons to Buy

  • This Country Intelligence Report offers a thorough, forward-looking analysis of Japan’s telecommunications markets, service providers, and key opportunities in a concise format to help executives build proactive and profitable growth strategies.

  • Accompanying GlobalData’s Forecast products, the report examines the assumptions and drivers behind ongoing and upcoming trends in Japan’s mobile communications, fixed telephony, and broadband markets, including the evolution of service provider market shares.

  • With more than 20 charts and tables, the report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.

  • The report provides an easily digestible market assessment for decision-makers built around in-depth information gathered from local market players, which enables executives to quickly get up to speed with the current and emerging trends in Japan’s telecommunications markets.

  • The broad perspective of the report coupled with comprehensive, actionable detail will help operators, equipment vendors, and other telecom industry players succeed in the challenging telecommunications market in Japan.

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Japan Telecom Market Overview

Market Size 2021

$119.8 billion

CAGR

>4%

Forecast Period

2021-2026

Telecom Segment

Mobile Services, Fixed-Broadband Services, and Pay TV Services

Leading Operators

NTT, KDDI, SoftBank, IIJ, Rakuten Mobile, Optage, and Others

FAQs
What was the Japan telecom market size in 2021?
The telecommunications market in Japan was valued at $119.8 billion in 2021.

What is the Japan telecom market growth rate?
The telecommunications market in Japan is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 4% during the forecast period.

What are the key telecom market drivers in Japan?
The Japanese telecom market growth will be driven by the ongoing 5G network expansion by major MNOs like NTT Docomo, KDDI, Softbank and Rakuten, which will create opportunities for wireless network infrastructure and equipment vendors.

What are the key telecom market segments in Japan?
Mobile services, fixed-broadband services, and pay TV services are key service segments in the Japanese Telecommunications market.

Which are the leading telecom operators in Japan?
The leading operators in the telecommunications market in Japan are NTT, KDDI, SoftBank, IIJ, Rakuten Mobile, Optage, and others.

Table of Contents

Market highlights

Demographic, macroeconomic, and regulatory context

Demographic and macroeconomic context

Regulatory context

Telecom market outlook

Total telecom service revenue

Mobile services market

Fixed services market

Pay-TV service market

Competitive landscape and company snapshots

Competitive landscape

NTT

KDDI

Softbank

Additional resources

Baseline forecast assumptions

Data tables

Glossary

Research methodology

Country Intelligence Report coverage

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