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This is an update of Japan’s telecoms market, covering fixed broadband and mobile market trends and regulation. It includes service provider performance, multiplay services and bundling, MVNOs, and a TV/OTT video market outlook.


  • Mobile market revenue grew steadily in 2018, up 0.25% year on year. Mobile subscription count grew 4%, and 4G has already become the most used technology. Mobile ARPU slightly declined, indicating that the mobile market is becoming mature.
  • The broadband market saw healthy year-on-year growth in subscription count of 0.9% in 2018, continuing its slow growth as operators expanded network coverage. FTTH/B has been the dominant technology in Japan’s fixed broadband market for years.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the key technology deployments in the market.
  • Compares the developments of key telcos.

Key questions answered

  • What will drive growth in the near future?
  • What were the key changes in Japan’s telecoms market last year?
  • How have operators been evolving to gain market share?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Japan: Mobile, Broadband, TV, and OTT Video Report