Japanese Telecommunications Market Slated to Grow Driven by Increased Investments : Ken Research


  • Mobile data revenue in Japan is expected to grow as more investments keep pouring in along with the advent of 5G technology.
  • The increase in mobile data revenue is further expected to drive expansion of the Japanese telecommunications market. Forecasts say that the industry is expected to report a CAGR of 1.7% during 2015-2020.

Ken Research announced its latest publication on, “Japan: Operators Focus On Core Service Convergence; Diversify Revenue Through New Business Lines”,which offers detailed insights into the trends, opportunities and challenges facing the telecomm sector in Japan. This publication offers an executive-level insight into the Japanese telecommunication industry with thorough forecasts of primary indicators up to 2020. The report delivers in-depth qualitative and quantitative information regarding the telecom industry in Japan by analyzing the market forces and evaluating the near-term opportunities and assessing risk factors. The findings of the report are based upon the Pyramid Research’s databases.

The telecommunications industry in Japan has been growing exponentially over the past few years. As per the statistics, the industry generated a service revenue of USD 118.8 billion in 2015 and is further expected to report of CAGR of 1.7% between 2015-2020. Within the industry, mobile data is expected to be the fastest-growing segment with a CAGR of 7.2% between 2015-2020. In fact, mobile revenue is expected to account for 60.4% of total telecom revenue in 2020. Pay-TV is not far behind with a CAGR of 2.2% driven by increased innovation and consumer interest.

This growth in the telecom industry of Japan can be attributed to both the burgeoning middle-class needs and the increased interest of leading international players. In fact, characterized by is ultra-high speed internet services, the Japanese telecom industry is on its path to become one of the most developed one globally. Further growth and advancement is expected based on the operator’s continued interest in pursuing multi-device strategies.

The operators in the Japanese telecom industry are predicted to focus more on boosting the broadband uptake in order to offset the decline in traditional fixed, mobile voice and messaging revenue. In this regard, the increased internet access for fixed services revenue to increase from 43.0% in 2016 to 49.0% by 2020, driven by the up-sell strategy of the operators.

In addition, the ongoing investment in network enhancements and advanced 5G technology will enable operators to support bandwidth intensive value-added services, such as mobile money, multimedia browsing, OTT, mobile TV and e-commerce apps, etc. Operators are focusing on diversifying their revenue streams via expanding their offerings in IoT/M2M and enterprise markets.Talking in terms of leading players, telecom market will be dominated by NTT as the leading mobile and fixed operator, followed by KDDI and SoftBank.

Global Telecom Industry

The global telecom will continue its past record of growth, disruption and innovation. As mobile devices and related broadband services are increasingly becoming an essential aspect of the society today, they are also playing a crucial role in driving momentum in telecom industry. The telecom operators worldwide are now on a lookout for opportunities for increasing their revenue through core value propositions such as sale of network devices and better network connectivity.

Some of the projected trends for the global telecom industry include:

  • Exponential increase in the overall internet traffic
  • Rapid increase in the number of players in the telecom industry
  • The advent of Internet of Things (IoT)

Key Topics Covered in the Report:

  • Regional overview of the Japanese telecom industry
  • Japanese telecom market and competitor overview
  • PESTLE analysis of the Japanese telecom industry
  • Demand profile
  • Competitive landscape of the Japanese telecom industry
  • Data profiling of major mobile operators in each region




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