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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 TV/video market outlook.


  • Japan's mature telecoms market is set to stagnate, with mobile and fixed subscription counts and revenue increasing slowly over the next few years.
  • LTE will continue to gain users until 5G is commercially launched in 2020. FTTx remains the dominant technology, but its growth is slowing.

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates the competitive landscape in Japan's telecoms market.
  • Identifies the threat from new players.

Key questions answered

  • What key changes are set to occur in Japan's telecoms market?
  • How are major operators dealing with challenges from newcomers?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Japan Update, April 2018

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