Japan broadband overview

Point Topic provides comprehensive broadband statistics for Japan

Point Topic updates its database of broadband subscriber numbers at country, region, operator and technology level every 3 months. In this free report, we provide an overview of the broadband market in Japan at the end of Q4 2013.

Japan broadband summary

There were 38 million fixed broadband subscribers in Japan at the end of 2013. The annual growth rate stood at 1.45% while population penetration had reached 28.3%.

Japan - Total Broadband & Growth

Figure 1: Japan broadband subscriber numbers, growth and population penetration

Japan broadband growth comparison

The Japanese fixed broadband market grew by 1.45% in 2013, below the growth rates for all global regions. Relatively high market penetration in Japan means that future growth potential will be limited.

Japan broadband growth comparisonFigure 2: Japan broadband growth comparison

Japan ISP market shares

NTT East and NTT West accounted for 54.3% of the Japanese fixed broadband market at the end of 2013. Jupiter Telecommunications and Yahoo both had significant footholds in the market with shares of 5.9% and 5.4% respectively. A large portion of the market (34.4%)  was comprised of smaller operators with individual shares of less than 5%.

Japan - Operator Retail Market Share Q4 2013Figure 3: Japan ISP market shares

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This sample report takes data from Point Topic’s Global Broadband Statistics service. Subscribers have access to more recent and in-depth data for Japan and 110 other countries. The service is updated every 3 months to include all the latest information. Telephone +44 (0)20 3301 3303 or e-mail toby.french@point-topic.com for more details.