03/08/2016

TelecoWorld: Japan

 
In this page: Statistics about Fixed /Mobile Telephony and Broadband in Japan.

Official Name: Japan
Capital: Tokyo
Population: 127.3 millions (MIC 2013)
Currency: Iene
Calling Code: +81
Regulator Agency:

MIC - Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

TCA - Telecommunications Carriers Association

 

 

 

The following figure presents the evolution of fixed telepehony and cellulars in Japan. (Source: MIC and TCA).

 

 

Millions 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
∆Year
Mobile Accesses 110.4 114.9 120.7 126.1 134.1 136.6 145.1 154.4 6.5%
Fixed Accesses 48.4 66.8 65.6 64.6 64.3 64.1 63.6 - -
Broadband 30.1 31.7 34.1 34.6 34.6 36.7 37.2 39.6 6.3%
Density (cell/100 inhab.) 86.5 90.4 95.4 98.9 105.1 107.2 114.2 121.9 -

 

 

Social-Economic Results

 

- 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 ∆Year
PIB (US$ billions) 4,849 5,035 5,495 5,896 5,960 5,007 5,228 5,373 2.8%
PIB per capita (US$) 37,865 39,321 42,917 46,102 46,707 39,321 41,150 42,397 3.0%
Annual Inflation (%) 1.1 (2.0) (0.7%) (0.3%) (0.0%) 0.0% 2.9% 1.9% -
Population (thousands) 128.1 128.1 128.0 127.9 127.6 127.3 127.0 126.7 (0.3%)

Source: MI - World Economic Outlook Database, April 2010

 

 

Mobile Access per Operator

 

Thousands 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 ∆Year
NTT DoCoMo 54,155 55,436 57,209 59,624 60,988 62,182 65,274 69,602 6.6%
KDDI 30,550 31,393 32,527 34,298 36,817 39,617 42,378 45,241 6.8%
Softbank 20,000 21,667 24,400 27,835 31,322 34,760 37,401 39,577 5.8%
EMobile 1,120 2,121 2,924 - - - - - -
Willcom 4,570 4,299 3,648 4,311 4,943 - - - -
Total 110,395 114,917 120,870 129,777 134,071 136,558 145,054 154,420 6.5%
Source: TCA

 

 

Mobile Access per Technology

 

Thousands 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 ∆Year
PHS 4,570 4,299 3,648 4,311 4,943 -  -  - -
PDC 9,412 4,173 1,799 598 -   -   -   - -
CDMA one 347 271 162 75 -   -     -   - -
W-CDMA 65,863 75,052 82,896 89,431 83,632 77,920 74,377 72,886 (2.0%)
CDMA 2000
1x
30,203 31,122 32,365 34,223 36,817 39,617 42,378 45,241 6.8%
LTE -   -   -   1,139 8,678 19,021 28,298 36,293 28.3%
Total 110,395 114,917 120,870 129,777 134,071 136,558 145,054 154,420 6.5%
Source:TCA

 

 

 

Mobile Operators

 

NTT DoCoMo

 

Thousands 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 ∆Year
Xi (LTE) - - - 1,139 8,678 19,021 28,298 36,293 28.3%
Foma 3G (WCDMA) 47,495 52,045 55,573 57,962 52,310 43,160 36,976 33,309 (9.9%)
Mova 2G (PDC) 6,661 3,391 1,636 523 - - - - -
PHS 4,570 4,299 3,648 4,311 4,943 - - - -
Total 54,155 55,436 57,209 59,624 60,988 62,182 65,274 69,602 6.6%
Source:TCA

 

 

KDDI

 

Thousands 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 ∆Year
CDMA 1X 30,203 31,122 32,365 34,223 36,817 39,617 42,378 45,241 6.8%
CDMA One 347 271 162 75 - - - - -
Total 30,550 31,393 32,527 34,298 36,817 39,617 42,378 45,241 6.8%
Source:TCA

 

 

 

Softbank (Ex-Vodafone)

 

Thousands 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 ∆Year
WCDMA 17,249 20,885 24,400 27,835 31,322 34,760 37,401 39,577 5.8%
PDC 2,751 782 - - -   -   -  -  -
Total 20,000 21,667 24,400 27,835 31,322 34,760 37,401 39,577 5.8%
Source:TCA

 

 

 

Fixed Operators

 

NTT

 

Thousands 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 ∆Year
Lines in Service 37,270 34,066 31,002 28,215 25,681 23,474 21,697 20,278 (6.5%)
Broadband (ADLS + Hikari) 14,813 16,325 17,728 18,761 19,130 19,445 18,185 20,247 11.3%
ADSL 4,177 3,546 3,004 2,451 1,968 1572 1,275 1,090 (14.5%)
Hikari 10,636 12,779 14,724 16,310 17,162 17873 16,910 19,157 13.3%
NGN Technology - Fiber 7,458 9,604 11,641 13,470 14,852 15,950 16,910 17,335 2.5%

 

 

 

 

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