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- Market Trends
The shift from long-distance business to access line business continues, as do trends toward direct access, IP, and broadband services.
FTTH Becomes Driver in Broadband Market
Japan’s fixed-line market is in a period of transition, entering a new era of direct-access, IP, and broadband services. About 20 years ago, when long-distance operators entered the fixed-line business in Japan, access portion fees to the owner of the access line, NTT, amounted to less than 10% of the fees paid by customers. With the increasing use of IP systems, however, access portion fees now amount to about 75% of customer payments, a dramatic contraction in net revenues. From the perspective of securing revenue and income, therefore, in today’s market it is essential to shift from a longdistance business that focuses on voice telephony to the access line business. In the continually growing market for broadband service, the number of subscriptions to FTTH (Fiber to the Home), ADSL, and CATV services combined topped 30 million for the first time as of the end of December 2008, and at the end of March 2009, reached 30.33 million subscriptions. With price competition among FTTH service providers, and products made more attractive through the introduction of “triple play” services combining Internet access, phone, and video, the shift from ADSL to FTTH has progressed to the point where, by June 2008, FTTH subscriptions had exceeded those for ADSL. Number of Domestic Broadband Subscribers
However, customers who do not use video distribution sites or other large-volume data downloads find ADSL service adequate for their needs, and this has slowed the growth in FTTH service subscriptions somewhat. In addition, issues such as those regarding copyrights have prevented video distribution services, which meant to take advantage of the high-speed, high-definition features of FTTH? features also a factor in ARPU growth?from being developed on a full scale. For Internet access, meanwhile, there was the development of technology that enables the transmission of Ethernet frames as they are between the carrier exchange facility and the home, while services that achieve uplink and downlink speeds of as much as 1Gbps are gaining attention. Under these circumstances, in April 2008, KDDI made Chubu Telecommunications Co., Inc. (CTC) a consolidated subsidiary, expanding the Company’s customer base so that as of the end of March 2009, FTTH subscriptions had increased by 54.8% year on year, to reach 1.099 million.
Domestic FTTH Subscription Growth Rate
FTTH CATV ADSL Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Media Release “Broadband Service Subscriptions” (June 19, 2009)
KDDI CORPORATION Annual Report 2009