Japan Telecommunications Report Q4 2015

Date: September 9, 2015
Pages: 80
US$ 1,295.00
Report type: Strategic Report
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Japan Telecommunications Report Q4 2015
Includes 3 FREE quarterly updates

BMI View: Japan's telecommunications industry is one of the most developed globally, as characterised by high speed internet connections. We expect telecommunications operators in the country to continue investing heavily in their 4G networks, as they seek to leverage on growing data demand.

Key Data:
  • Mobile subscriptions have continued to increase, reaching 155.1mn by end-2014. BMI forecasts the mobile market will have 166.2mn subscriptions by 2019.
  • LTE subscription growth has accelerated and is beginning to substitute for 3G services, which are in decline as a result. Latest Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) data in Q314 illustrates a 10.4% increase in the number of LTE subscriptions over the course of the year.
  • Average revenue per user (ARPU) levels will likely continue trending down due to an increase in smartphone ownership, which poses a threat to traditional service revenues through IP substitution for voice and SMS. While data ARPU is increasing, it is not enough to stop the overall decline, with market average blended ARPU down 2.0% in 2014.
BMI Industry View
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
  Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Japan 2012-2019)
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Asia Pacific Risk/ Reward Index - Q4 2015
Outperformers (1-10)
Average-Performers (11-20)
Underperformers (21-28)
  Table: Asia Pacific Telecoms Risk/Reward Index - Q415
Market Overview
Regional Perspective
  Table: Japan Mobile Market Regional Comparisons, Q415
  Table: Falling ARPU Across Operators
Network Developments
Mobile Content
  Table: Number Of Broadband Subscriptions ('000)
Regulatory Development
Regulatory Overview
  Table: Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities In Japan
Competitive Landscape
  Table: Key Players In Japan
  Table: Selected Operator Revenues 2007-2014 (FY end-March 31 unless stated) (USDmn)
  Table: NTT DoCoMo
  Table: KDDI
  Table: Softbank Mobile
Company Profile
KDDI Corporation
NTT Corporation
Softbank Corp
Demographic Forecast
Demographic Outlook
  Table: Population Headline Indicators (Japan 1990-2025)
  Table: Key Population Ratios (Japan 1990-2025)
  Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Japan 1990-2025)
  Table: Population By Age Group (Japan 1990-2025)
  Table: Population By Age Group % (Japan 1990-2025)
  Table: Glossary Of Terms
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
  Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
  Table: Weighting Of Indicators
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