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Japan: KDDI to use Starlink

Japanese telco KDDI and SpaceX have signed an agreement whereby KDDI will provide satellite cellular service using SpaceX’s Starlink and KDDI’s wireless spectrum throughout Japan. Their statement says that the agreement will enhance KDDI’s cellular connectivity to areas beyond the limits of traditional 4G/5G networks and include rural areas, remote islands and mountainous regions. KDDI […]

August 31, 2023

Forecast: Japan multi-play service revenue set for increase

The total multi-play service revenue in Japan is set to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7 per cent from $32.5 billion in 2021 to $45.6 billion in 2026, driven by strong demand for blended services and growing number of multi-play households in the country, according to GlobalData, the data and analytics […]

October 18, 2022

Forecast: Japan SVoD market revenue at $6.3bn in 2025

The SVoD service revenue in Japan is expected to increase at a robust compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.7 per cent from $2.8 billion (€2.4bn) in 2020 to $6.3 billion in 2025, driven by increasing SVoD subscriptions and steady rise in average monthly revenue per SVoD household, according to GlobalData, the data and analytics […]

November 16, 2021

SpaceX’s Starlink to launch in Japan

Elon Musk’s broadband by satellite service Starlink will launch in Japan next year. Starlink has announced a partnership with Japan’s cellular operator KDDI to offer an urban mobile connectivity experience to its rural mobile customers from its 1200 remote cellular towers. KDDI and SpaceX say they will offer Starlink services to clients living in mountainous […]

September 16, 2021By Chris Forrester

Japan: Pay-TV services revenue to grow at 2.2% CAGR

Despite a decline in the overall pay-TV accounts, pay-TV services revenue in Japan is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.2 per cent over the forecast period 2020-2025 supported by increasing aggregate average revenue per user (ARPU), according to GlobalData, a data and analytics company. GlobalData’s Japan pay-TV Forecast Model […]

June 28, 2021

Japan: DAZN 5G partnership with KDDI

DAZN, the sports streaming service, has partnered with Japanese telecommunications company, KDDI, to bring customers in Japan an enhanced 5G sport viewing experience. The agreement marks DAZN’s first 5G payment plan integration for customers. From December 11th, au customers with 5G enabled handsets will be able to watch DAZN via higher quality streams, with faster […]

December 9, 2020

Japan: KDDI enhances video app to boost ROI of 5G

VisualOn, a streaming software provider, has announced that KDDI has selected the VisualOn Media Player to power video playback offer on its popular au Smart Pass service. Subscribers can now experience the highest quality video, including multiple synchronised streams, on the Smart Pass app. With its base of more than 40 million customers, KDDI has […]

August 7, 2020