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This FreeSight report contains an executive summary of our 3Q11 Japan Mobile Operator Forecast, 2011 - 2015.
IEMR’s Mobile Operator Forecast on Japan provides over 50 operational and financial metrics for Japan’s wireless market and is one of the best forecasts in the industry. We provide five-year forecasts at the operator level going out to 2015. We also provide quarterly historical and forecast data starting in 1Q2003 and ending in 2Q2013. Mobile network operators covered for Japan include NTT DOCOMO, Inc., KDDI Corporation, SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp., WILLCOM, Inc., and EMOBILE Limited (eAccess). Our Mobile Operator Forecasts are updated quarterly and are available for one-time delivery or through regular updates.
Notable highlights of the 3Q11 Japan Mobile Operator Forecast include:
· Stable subscriber growth continues in Japan. The operator-wide average subscriber growth (YoY) was 6.5% in 2Q.2011, up from 4.0% in 2Q.2010. Subscriber growth at SOFTBANK remains the highest among the top 3 operators in Japan. SOFTBANK’s subscriber growth (YoY) was 15.9% in 2Q.2011. The largest operator, NTT DOCOMO, saw its subscriber growth (YoY) rise from 3.0% in 2Q.2010 to 3.4% in 2Q.2011.
· The industry average monthly ARPU was US$ 58.46 in 2Q.2011, down -5.9% YoY. At the operator level, NTT DOCOMO continues to have negative ARPU growth at -4.4% in 2Q.2011 (down from -4.6% in 2Q.2010). SOFTBANK MOBILE’s monthly ARPU rose by 1.9% (YoY) to reach US$ 52.33 in 2Q.2011.