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- Shift from Fixed-line to IP Phone Services Progresses
In the fixed-line telephony market (which covers all fixed-line phone subscription, namely, PSTN, ISDN, and IP phone services), subscriptions dropped by 1.8% to 67.52 million, continuing a downward trend partly resulting from the widespread use of mobile phones. Of these, fixed-line phone and ISDN subscriptions totaled 47.30 million, down 7.7% year on year, and 24.7% below the peak of 62.85 million subscriptions at the end of FY 1998.3. As fixed-line phone services decline, IP phone services are trending upward, with 0AB-J type and 050 type IP services, which uses FTTH or CATV access lines, growing by 15.3% year on year, to 20.22 million subscriptions. KDDI has worked aggressively to expand its FTTH and CATVbased services, including “HIKARI-one phone” and “Cable-plus phone”, and they now hold a 9.9% share of IP phone services.
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Domestic Fixed-line Subscriptions
0AB?J IP phone 050 IP phone ISDN PSTN Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Media Release “Status of Subscriptions to Electronic Communications Services” (May 29, 2009)
Effects of the Recession
As Japan continues to experience severe economic conditions, the effects of the recession on the consumer market can be seen in a stronger money-saving, which has slowed the shift from ADSL to FTTH, resulting in slowing down of the growth speed in FTTH service subscriptions and a delay in the expansion of multi-channel broadcasting, VOD, and other video-based services utilizing FTTH. In the corporate market, the recession, in the short term, has brought cutbacks in corporate communications costs and a scaling back of the size or number of sites, resulting in a temporary drop in per-customer revenue and some cancellations. On the other hand, in response to the growth in high-volume communications between companies, there has been a shift in services used for internal corporate networks, from leased circuit services with guaranteed bandwidth, to IP-VPN and low-priced wide-area Ethernet services, and in the long term, VPN services are expected to grow.
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VPN Service Subscriptions
Wide-area Ethernet IP-VPN Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Media Release “Broadband Service Subscriptions” (June 19, 2009)
KDDI CORPORATION Annual Report 2009