AVAILABLE SERVICES IN JAPAN

Japan has one of the most advanced communication networks. Its telecom market is characterised by customers possessing a willingness to adopt new technologies combined with an increasingly sophisticated interest in the wider application of telephone lines. Measured on a purchasing power parity basis that adjusts for price differences, Japan in 2018 stood as the fourth-largest economy in the world.

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3G/4G20Mb/5MbBest Effort4 ip rangeIncludedIncluded
3G/4G20Mb/5MbBest Effort8 ip rangeIncludedIncluded
FTTX1000Mb/1000MbBest Effort16 ip rangeIncludedIncluded
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DETAILS

Japan is one of the countries with a higher Internet penetration rate reaching 93.5% of their large population by the end of 2018. FttH is expected to continue to increase its share of total fixed broadband subscriptions at the expense of DSL. Over the next five years, fixed broadband growth is also expected to continue to increase slowly. One of Japan’s largest e-commerce companies is planning to build its own nationwide stand-alone 5G mobile network. The Japan government has also recently released spectrum for 5G services to be commercially available in 2020.

TELECOMS MARKET

Fixed line growth in Japan has been stagnant over the past years. The fixed broadband market is supported largely by two technology platforms: cable TV (CATV) and FttH, with the latter more prominent. Japan possesses one of the most advanced and largest broadband markets in the world. The country was an early adopter of triple-play models which provide TV, broadband internet and voice telephony as packaged services from a single provider. Fixed-line broadband market penetration has been growing slowly over the past five years in a highly mature market. Japan’s mobile market has been dominated by three major operators, but the Japanese government is looking to open the mobile market up to new players for 5G services.

BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

Over the past 70 years, government-industry cooperation, a strong work ethic, mastery of high technology, and a comparatively small defense allocation (1% of GDP) have helped Japan develop an advanced economy. Two notable characteristics of the post-World War II economy were the close interlocking structures of manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors, known as keiretsu, and the guarantee of lifetime employment for a substantial portion of the urban labor force. Both features are now eroding under the dual pressures of global competition and domestic demographic change.

Japan enjoyed an uptick in growth since 2013, supported by Prime Minister Shinzo ABE’s “Three Arrows” economic revitalization agenda – dubbed “Abenomics” – of monetary easing, “flexible” fiscal policy, and structural reform. Led by the Bank of Japan’s aggressive monetary easing, Japan is making modest progress in ending deflation, but demographic decline – a low birthrate and an aging, shrinking population – poses a major long-term challenge for the economy.

Scarce in critical natural resources, Japan has long been dependent on imported energy and raw materials. After the complete shutdown of Japan’s nuclear reactors following the earthquake and tsunami disaster in 2011, Japan’s industrial sector has become even more dependent than before on imported fossil fuels. However, ABE’s government is seeking to restart nuclear power plants that meet strict new safety standards and is emphasizing nuclear energy’s importance as a base-load electricity source. Japan is trying to open the country’s economy to greater foreign competition and create new export opportunities for Japanese businesses, including by joining 11 trading partners in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

LOCAL PROVIDERS

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Licensed cable operators
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Cisco certified partners

INCUMBENT OPERATOR

NTT is the dominant phone operator in Japan since 1952, having a monopoly on communications for many years. In 1985, in an environment of innovation in telecommunications technologies, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation was privatized and reborn as a corporation that could implement more-flexible business administration in response to changes in the operating environment. Subsequently, aiming to diversify its operations, NTT aggressively expanded its ­business ­activities to such fields as data communications and mobile communications. In the mobile sector it is present through its subsidiary, NTT Docomo, which is also the primary player. NTT is the third largest telecommunications company in the world in terms of revenue.

RELEVANT INTERNET EXCHANGE POINTS

  • JPNAP-OSA – Osaka
  • EQIX-TYO – Tokyo
  • JPIX – Tokyo
  • JPNAP-TYO1 – Tokyo
  • JPNAP-TYO2 – Tokyo

DATACENTERS IN JAPAN

TELEHOUSE Fukuoka
KDDI Corporation
Fukuoka
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Fukuoka.
TELEHOUSE Hiroshima
KDDI Corporation
Hiroshima
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Hiroshima.
Saitama No. 1 Data Center
NTT Communications Corporation
Kawaguchi
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Kawaguchi.
Nagoya Daikancho Data Center
NTT Communications Corporation
Nagoya
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Nagoya City.

TELEHOUSE Nagoya Nagoya-naka – 2
KDDI Corporation
Nagoya-naka Nagoya
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Nagoya-naka.

TELEHOUSE Nagoya Sakae – 1
KDDI Corporation
Sakae Nagoya
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Sakae.

TELEHOUSE Naha
KDDI Corporation
Naha
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Naha, Okinawa.
Internap Japan Osaka Data Center
Internap Japan Co.,ltd.
Naniwa-ku, Osaka
556 Osaka

Osaka 5 Data Center
NTT Communications Corporation
27100 Osaka
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Convenient data center in Osaka Metropolitan area.

TELEHOUSE Osaka Ibaraki – 3
KDDI Corporation
Ibaraki Osaka
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Ibaraki.

TELEHOUSE Osaka Suita – 1
KDDI Corporation
Suita Osaka
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Suita.

TELEHOUSE Osaka Osaka-chuo – 2
KDDI Corporation
Chuo-ku Osaka
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Chuo-ku.

TELEHOUSE Oyama
KDDI Corporation
Oyama
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Oyama, Tochigi.
TELEHOUSE Sapporo
KDDI Corporation
Sapporo
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Sapporo, Hokkaido.
TELEHOUSE Sendai
KDDI Corporation
Sendai
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Sendai.
Tokyo No. 6 Data Center
NTT Communications Corporation
Kita-ku, Tokyo
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Kita-ku, Tokyo.

Internap Japan Tokyo Shiohama DC
Internap Japan Co.,ltd.
Shiohama 2, Tokyo
135-0043 Tokyo

Internap Japan Tokyo Kasai DC
Internap Japan Co.,ltd.
3-6 Rinkai-cho Edogawa, Tokyo
134-0086 Tokyo

Tokyo No. 1 Data Center
NTT Communications Corporation
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.

Internap Japan Tokyo Palace
Internap Japan Co.,ltd.
Otemachi 1-9, Tokyo
100-0004 Tokyo

Tokyo No. 5 Data Center
NTT Communications Corporation
Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo.

Tokyo No. 2 Data Center
NTT Communications Corporation
Koto-ku, Tokyo
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Koto-ku, Tokyo.

Tokyo No. 4 Data Center
NTT Communications Corporation
Koto-ku, Tokyo
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Koto-ku, Tokyo.

Internap Japan Tokyo Inzai DC
Internap Japan Co.,ltd.
Chuokita 1, Tokyo
270-1350 Tokyo

Tokyo No. 3 Data Center
NTT Communications Corporation
Chuo-ku, Tokyo
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Chuo-ku, Tokyo.

Pacnet (TKDS3)
Pacnet
6-5 Kitashinagawa
142-0054 Tokyo

CenturyLink TY6
CenturyLink
100-0003 Tokyo
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within the city of Tokyo.

TELEHOUSE Tokyo Mejirozaka
KDDI Corporation
Bunkyo-ku Tokyo
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Bunkyo-ku.

TELEHOUSE Tokyo Shinjuku
KDDI Corporation
Shinjuku Tokyo
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Shinjuku.

TELEHOUSE Tokyo Tama – 2
KDDI Corporation
Tama Tokyo
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within 30 km from city center.

TELEHOUSE Tokyo Iidabashi
KDDI Corporation
Bunkyo-ku Tokyo
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Bunkyo-ku.

TELEHOUSE Tokyo Odaiba
KDDI Corporation
Odaiba Tokyo
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Odaiba.

TELEHOUSE Tokyo Koto
KDDI Corporation
Koto-ku Tokyo
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Koto-ku.

TELEHOUSE Tokyo Kashiwa
KDDI Corporation
Kashiwa Tokyo
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Kashiwa.

TELEHOUSE Tokyo Fuchu
KDDI Corporation
Fuchu-city Tokyo
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Fuchu-city.

Equinix Tokyo
Equinix, Inc
Tokyo
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within the city of Tokyo.

TELEHOUSE Tokyo Otemachi
KDDI Corporation
Otemachi Building, 1-8-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
100-0004 Tokyo

TELEHOUSE Tokyo Shibuya
KDDI Corporation
Meguro-ku Tokyo
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Meguro-ku.

TELEHOUSE Tokyo Tama – 1
KDDI Corporation
Tama Tokyo
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within 30km from city center.

Yokohama No. 1 Data Center
NTT Communications Corporation
Yokohama
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within Yokohama.

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