Market research report – A practical tutorial on Japan’s telecom markets.

Japans telecommunications industry: current status, M&A transaction and consolidation history. Understand the key players.

pdf-file, 66th edition, of July 6, 2015
approx. 272 pages, 90 Figures, 49 Photographs, 30 tables, 4 Mbyte

Lead author: Gerhard Fasol, works since 1984 with Japan’s telecommunications industry.

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Japan telecommunications industry report – Summary:

Masayoshi Son’s and SoftBanks’ acquisition of Sprint and potential acquisition of T-Mobile of USA or other operators, have drawn global attention on SoftBank and on Japan’s telecommunications sector – for many years our JCOMM-Report has been the most trusted and most convenient way to understand Japan’s telecom sector.
Japan’s telecommunications industry size is on the order of US$ 200 billion for the operators alone, and annually about US$ 20 billion are invested in networks. Japan’s has one of the world’s most advanced cellular networks.
This report gives a thorough overview of Japan’s telecom market landscape, with a wealth of statistical and financial data in visualized graphical form with analysis and trends.

Table of Contents: Japan telecommunications industry

  • Executive Summary, List of contents
  • Version overview, revisions
  • Key trends
  • Major recent M&A transactions
  • e-Japan and u-Japan and national policy
    • e-Japan and the IT strategy headquarters
    • e-Japan (Prime Minister’s Office)
    • Japan’s national policies
    • i-Japan 2015, digital infrastructure
    • iPhone as a turning point
  • Japan- the mobile time machine (pre-iPhone)
    • How did Japan’s telecom industry become one of the world’s most competitive?
  • Globalization vs Japan’s “Galapagos effect”
  • Evolution of Japan’s telecom landscape
  • Strategic group maps of Japan’s mobile and fixnet telecom industry and major M&A transaction graphics
    • pre-liberalization, NTT + KDD monopoly
    • Japan’s telecom landscape 2004
    • Japan’s telecom landscape 2008
    • Japan’s telecom landscape 2013
  • The three main players
  • Financial data, overview and analysis for Japan’s major mobile telecom operators
    • annual revenues
    • operating income
    • net income
    • capital investments
    • quarterly results: revenues, operating income, net income
    • operating margins
    • net margins
  • NTT Group
    • group structure
    • revenue structure
    • overview of group companies: NTT Data, NTT Docomo, NTT East, NTT West, NTT Communications, …
    • NTT Docomo
    • for more details read our report on NTT-Docomo
  • KDDI, AU, UQ Communications, Okinawa Cellular
    • group structure
    • revenue structure, income (profit/loss) structure by group sectors
    • historical overview, M&A history
    • history of major services, evolution
    • KDDI Designing studio
    • UQ Communications
    • for more details read our Report on KDDI
  • SoftBank
    • Masayoshi Son
    • group structure
    • business model
    • SoftBank Telecom history and development
    • SoftBank Mobile history and development
    • SoftBank Mobile subscription history, group structure and development and growth
    • Japan Telecom and J-Phone
    • Acquisition of Vodafone-Japan by SoftBank, M&A transaction details and graphics
    • transition from Vodafone Japan to SoftBank
    • eAccess, eMobile
      • Dr Sachio Semmoto
      • group history and development
      • company structure and financial structure
      • eMobile foundation and background
      • KDDI and SoftBank battle and acquisition
      • for more details read our report on eAccess

    • Willcom
      • PHS: outline and history and development
      • PHS: antennas, base stations
      • PHS, Willcom, and Wireless City Planning, M&A transaction structure
      • market share data and evolution
      • Wireless City Planning: outline, creation and history, diagram, market shares

    • for more details read our report on SoftBank
  • Wireless markets, mobile communications
    • spectrum allocation and mobile base stations
      • radio spectrum allocation for mobile communications
      • radio spectrum allocation and number of base stations over frequency and for different operators
      • radio spectrum allocation and number of base stations for 800MHz “Platinum band”
      • radio spectrum allocation and number of base stations for 1.4-2.7GHz band
      • radio spectrum allocation and number of base stations for 2.5-2.7GHz band
      • total band width allocation for each operator
      • mobile phone base station deployment
      • how many base stations are deployed in Japan?
      • how many 3G/LTE base stations are deployed in Japan?
      • how many LTE base stations are deployed in Japan?
      • comparing number of 3G base stations in UK and in Japan
      • total number of base stations for Japan’s major mobile operators over time
      • how big is the market for base stations? how much does the base station market grow per year?
      • how many base stations does each operator install per year?
      • how many repeaters and boosters are installed in Japan for each operator?
      • how many low power repeaters are installed in Japan for each operator?
      • femto-cells
      • how many PHS base stations are installed in Japan?
      • for more details on Japan’s radio spectrum allocation and base station markets, read our report on Japan’s base station market

    • Subscriber numbers and market shares
      • total number of subscribers over time, and growth over time
      • net annual growth
      • annual development of subscription numbers for different radio systems, 2G, PHS, 3G, LTE, CDMA2000, WiMax, etc for all operators
      • number of subscriptions by operator and radio system
      • number of subscriptions by operator and radio system, consolidated in business groups
      • market shares over time
      • market shares over time for mobile business groups, month-to-month battle for subscribers

    • prepaid mobile
    • from birth of mobile internet to legacy: iMode, EZweb, Yahoo-Keitai
    • why was the mobile internet born in Japan?
    • the i-Mode eco-system
    • i-Mode in a nutshell
    • LTE, 4G in Japan: LTE subscriber numbers, spectrum allocation, base station deployment
    • 3G in Japan: LTE subscriber numbers, spectrum allocation, base station deployment
    • from “Galake” to smart-phones
    • cell phone sales, smartphone sales
    • transition to smartphones
    • annual shipment of Japanese mobile phones/smartphones
    • the Au design project IIDA, Infobar, Infobar 2, Concept models: cypress, kaos, vols, Talby by Marc Newson
    • Sweets for teenage and sub-teenage girls
    • Raku-raku phones for the silver market
    • TuKa-S: pioneer for the silver market
  • e-Money and mobile payment
  • Mobile TV, 1seg
  • Fixed line broadband access market
    • FTTH, DSL, CATV broadband access subscriptions over time (starting 2002)
    • FTTH market
    • 3 types of FTTH services
    • market development over time and liberalization events
    • market players
    • mansion type and FTTH market split over time
    • FTTH market players and market shares over time
    • mansion-type FTTH market players and market shares over time
    • FTTH penetration: comparing EU with Japan over time
    • DSL market: development, market statistics over time, subscriber numbers and market shares
    • optical access network
    • schematics of NTT optical access network
    • ONU = optical network unit
    • transition to NGN = next generation networks
    • NTT NGN, NTT-East and NTT-West
    • NTT FTTH business models, business development and strategy, ARPU, and value added services
    • KDDI in the FTTH market
    • KDDI vs NTT
    • KDDI FTTH strategy
  • Japan’s telegram market
  • Summary

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Methodology: Japan telecommunications industry

We produce market research on Japan’s technology markets since 1996. We use the following methods:

  • Desk research: public domain data, internet resources
  • Official data from Government sources, Government white papers, public domain Government data bases, industry associations, and other trade organizations
  • Data from Annual reports and other public disclosures by companies
  • “Gray literature”: materials distributed at trade shows, conferences, workshops
  • Public presentations, lectures, keynote talks, Press conferences
  • Trade shows and events. We regularly visit a large number of trade shows and industry events, mainly in the Tokyo, Osaka areas, but also in US and Europe.
  • Interviews, discussions at trade shows, and other industry events
  • Cross checking and cross validation of data from different sources.
  • Analysis using sophisticated, research grade mathematical and statistical software, and proprietary analysis software developed by Eurotechnology Japan KK.
  • Our proprietary data base of industry data, photographs, and information collected since our company foundation in 1996/1997 mainly covering Japan’s electronics, telecommunications and energy industries.
  • Our research and analysis staff is mainly PhD level and highly trained and experienced.

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