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Telecommunications Report Japan 2nd Quarter

  • ID: 4530185
  • Report
  • April 2020
  • Region: Japan
  • 11 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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Japan is the world's third-largest telecommunications market by revenue (after the US and China), with total estimated revenue in 2019 of US$78.1bn, of which 87% was accounted for by mobile services.

The telecoms sector will be hit by recession in 2020, owing to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the higher consumption tax rate and slower growth in China and the US. A massive stimulus package worth ¥108trn (equivalent to 20% of GDP) has been approved by the Japanese government to mitigate these negative economic developments.

Despite the poor macroeconomic picture in 2020, Japan's telecoms market will remain competitive and liberalised. Commercial services using fifth-generation (5G) technology, which, in theory, delivers transmission speeds up to 100 times faster than fourth-generation (4G) networks, began in March. This will fuel the growth of the internet of things (IoT) and the spread of artificial intelligence (AI). The government is also keen to kick-start development of sixth-generation (6G) technology, offering speeds 1,000 times faster than 4G.

Industry List: Connected devices, Telecommunications, Fixed, Telecommunications, Internet, Telecommunications, Mobile, Telecommunications, Telecommunications
Industry Codes (NAIC): 517
Industry Codes (SIC): 48
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Telecommunications Report Japan 2nd Quarter

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